Recipe by Chef John
"These hand pies, also known as turnovers, look too perfect to be homemade. Any of your favorite pie fillings, both sweet and savory, will work. I hope you give this easy technique a try soon. Enjoy!"
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prepared pie dough, cut into 4 pieces
green apples, peeled and cored
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground cinnamon, or to taste
water, or more if needed
white sugar, or as needed - divided
Delicious! I used macintosh apples instead (5 small/medium size) and made 8 turnovers with double the patry dough.
This recipe is amazing! I chose not to peel the apples in order to retain the nutrients. In the end, I suspect the filling would have been softer had I peeled them; however, I did not care for its extra effort. The next time I make this, I will add 3/4 t. ground nutmeg when adding the cinnamon for flavor.
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These are wonderful! I used 8 small freshly picked apples which yielded 3 cups of diced apples. I doubled all the other ingredients. I was able to make 4 hand pies each having 1/3 cup of cooked apples. I used Kroger brand 'unroll and bake pie dough' in the fridge section to save time! My kids made these and loved them. My kids used my 8.5" round cookie cutter to cut out dough. My husband keeps asking me to make them again! Very good! Great fall dessert!
Make sure you make those vents good- 2 of my pies exploded haha That filling is delicious!!
I made them already about 5 times and my hole family loves them.
I will never make another apple pie the standard way. This recipe has changed my way of baking. Thank you sooo much, my family fight over these delicious hand tarts and pies, I wish I could give it more stars!!
Wonderful recipe made as stated. However I have changed the recipe to Fuji apples NO sugar or water added. The apples cook down making its own juice. But don't cook them thoroughly. This recipe is great made into a regular Apple pie. Apple's can be substituted with firm pears.
I loved this recipe. Not only was it so easy it was really yummy. I went apple picking at a farm and make some to give away to friends. They were really cute wrapped up in parchment paper with a little ribbon tie!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Apple Hand Pies
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 378
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