Sweet Apple Hand Pies
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 9
  • 1 pkg. frozen puff pastry (17 oz)
  • 2 medium sweet red cooking apples, such as Rome Beauty, about 12
  • oz total
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 t. grated lemon peel
  • 1 t. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. grated nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Whipped cream (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Thaw frozen pastry as pkg. directs. Meanwhile, peel, core and
  2. coarsely chop
  3. apples to measure about 2 cups. In bowl, toss apples with sugar,
  4. flour,
  5. lemon peel and juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat oven to 375. On
  6. lightly
  7. floured surface, cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares (3 x 3"
  8. each). In
  9. center of each of 9 squares, put scant 1/4 cup apple mixture.
  10. Brush edges of
  11. squares with beaten eggs. Top each filled pastry square with
  12. second square,
  13. pressing edges with fingers to seal. Decorate borders by pressing
  14. gently
  15. with a fork. Using sharp knife, make 1" L-shaped cut in center of
  16. each pie.
  17. Fold back pastry flaps. Put pies on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush
  18. with
  19. beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or t
  20. room
  21. temperature with whipped cream if desired. Makes 9