…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time
Apple Hand Pies are portable and delicious and bring back the memories of my love for meat and chicken pies back home. This is my first time of making a pie and believe me it’s simple than I thought.
My home baking recipes will be going on a whole new level because I will be making some twist and learning more things about baking.
Some people said they can’t bake without sugar and I found that unacceptable and awkward, to them, it might not be tasty but that’s not true. The first time I baked Banana Bread without sugar, I found it to be tasty irrespective. If you are looking at cutting or eliminating sugar in your diet, note that it is workable. You can make your food and bake without sugar and still achieve a much better taste.
You may have to stick to homemade and improve your culinary skills because you might not be able to determine most of the ingredients used in most takeaways or packaged food. This apple pie is fantastic and a good way to snack. Trust me the filling is taste-fulfilling.
For this recipe, I used organic white flour and cinnamon powder, also red apple to make the filing. You can use any apple of your choice.
This recipe is healthy, tasty and nourishing.
It is easy, the only place it takes more time, it’s when you have to wrap up the dough and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The good side of allowing it to sit for at least 30minutes is that you can be attending to other things for the day or you can choose to continue much later.
Most people normally purchase the dough but I made my own dough mixing, that way I know what I have in the dough.
Yield:4 hand pies
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
• 1 cups (128 grams) organic white flour
• 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt
• 128 grams of butter
• ¼ of cinnamon powder
• 1/2 cup of cold water
For the Filling
• 2 large red apples, peeled, cored and diced small
• 64grams of butter
• ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• pinch of Himalayan salt
• Lemon wedge (squeezed)
• ¼ of nutmeg
• ¼ of cornstarch
❖ Combine and mix apples, sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, butter, cornstarch and lemon juice in a pot and set on a moderate heat.
❖ Stir continuously and bring the apple mixture to a light boil, until all the butter has melted.
❖ Cook the apple mixture for about 10minutes or until the apple is slightly softened.
❖ Transfer the apple mixture to a bowl. Set aside and let it cool completely.
❖ In a large bowl, combine together the flour, and salt, ground cinnamon and mix well.
❖ Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry blender or fingertips to work in the butter until all mixture looks like coarse meal.
❖ Add cold water little at a time, until you get a sufficient moist. Gather the dough lightly until it comes together in a single mass. Then flatten into a thick flat disc, wrap in a plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for at least 30minutes.
❖ Preheat the oven to 400F. Then Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
❖ Sprinkle some flour on a plain clean table top, bring out the dough, divide the dough into 4 pieces, make a round dough with each and using a rolling pin to roll a roughly round shape.
❖ Place some apple filling into the center of the pastry. Fold and gently press around the edges.
❖ Then seal the edges with a fork.
❖ Make 3 slits on the top of the pastry using a knife to allow the steam to escape.
❖ Once you are done with the process, place all the filled pastry on a baking sheet and bake for about 20minutes.
❖ Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly and serve warm.