Apple Hand Pies
Updated March 22, 2017
Pillsbury Pie Crust
large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
cup raisins (optional)
teaspoon ground nutmeg
tablespoons lemon juice
boxes (14.1 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust (4 crusts)
Peel, core, and dice your apples. Add lemon juice to apple pieces right away in a bowl to stop the apples from browning.
Mix all other ingredients except raisins with apples in a colander. Let colander sit for 15-20 minutes so some of the liquid can drain off.
Lightly simmer raisins in 1 cup of water until soft, about 2 minutes. Mix raisins in with filling.
Roll out a pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Add six heaps of filling to the pie crust. Brush in between each heap of filling with water.
Cover with a second crust and carefully press down around each heap of filling to seal the pies closed.
Use a pizza cutter to cut around the pies, cutting out six pies.
Add pies to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Slice a few slits in each pie to allow for steam to escape.
Bake pies at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until the crusts are golden brown. Let pies cool slightly before eating.
More About This Recipe
- I know. You’re busy. I’m busy. Everyone is busy. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have time for pie.And you don’t have to settle for those cold, stale pies that are only sold in gas stations.You can have real apple pies. Made to eat on the go. That’s the idea behind my apple hand pies – and it might be the best idea I’ve ever had.As you might imagine, you’re going to need apples if you’re making apple pie. I like to use a good baking apple like Galas or Honeycrisps for my pies.Honestly, the hardest part of this recipe is just peeling, coring, and chopping the apples. If you have an apple corer more power to you – I do it all by hand with a paring knife and a veggie peeler though.If you’re using the raisins, I recommend simmering them in water for a few minutes just to plump them up a bit. Then you can drain them and stir them in with your apple filling.As for the Pillsbury™ pie crust, just make sure you take it out of the fridge a few minutes before using so it has time to relax a bit.Let these pies cool for a few minutes before biting into them! I find they’re great warm or cold, actually.The next time I go on a road trip, I’m going to be making a batch of apple hand pies for the drive!
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