|So easy and delicious, |
and these freeze beautifully
allowing you to bake them whenever you get a craving for them...
Yield: 8 Hand Pies
Prep: 20 Mins.
Bake: 15 Mins.
1 TB salted butter
1 TB all-purpose flour
1 TB packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tsp apple pie spice blend
1 large honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
1 can refrigerated grand biscuit dough
—3 TB melted butter
Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Melt 3 TB butter; set aside with a pastry brush.
In a cold, small heavy-bottom saucepan, place all the filling ingredients into pan. Place over medium heat and constantly stir until apples are tender and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. (I like to make the filling ahead of time so I don’t have to wait for it to cool when I’m ready to bake these hand pies.)
Meanwhile, separate dough into 8 pieces; roll each into 5” rounds.
Place 2 tablespoons of filling slightly off center on each round. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Brush each with melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cut a small slit atop each hand pie.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown, turning baking sheet halfway through baking. Immediately remove hand pies from baking sheet to a cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes before serving; serve warm. ~ Enjoy!
To freeze, place un-baked hand pies on a baking sheet in a single layer and flash-freeze for 3 hours. Place in a ziploc freezer bag, removing as much air as possible, then label and date.
Cook frozen hand pies in a preheated 350F oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.