Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Apple Pie Pockets

When I was a little girl, less than 3 years old, my parents lived in a one room cabin that my Dad built. In that little cabin, they had a little stove and on that little wood-burning stove, my Mom often cooked Apple Pies for my Dad. I helped her make those Apple Pies in our big cast iron dutch oven and to this day, Apple Pie reminds me of that sweet memory.

I've never made an Apple Pie in a dutch oven but, I would like to try that sometime. I do, however, love making traditional pies and of course, Pie Pockets. These individual pieces of goodness are filled with a traditional apple cinnamon filling and the crust is homemade, flaky and soft.

Making Pie Pockets is easy and the filling options are endless so, use your imagination and have fun.

Apple Pie Pocket Filling:
3 apple, peeled and diced finely
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. melted butter

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then set aside.
2 cups white flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp. ice cold water

In a bowl, combine the flour, salt and butter with a pastry cutter. Mix with the pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add in ice cold water and gently stir, until a dough forms. Flip the dough onto a floured surface and roll out.
Use a cookie cutter or a glass to cut the dough into circles. Lay the circles for the bottom of the pie pockets on a cookie sheet and scoop the pie filling onto the dough. Put the other circles of dough on top of the filling and seal down the edges of the Pie Pockets with a fork.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approx. 25 minutes or until the Pie Pockets are starting to lightly brown. This recipe will make about 8 pie pockets, depending on how thin you roll out your dough.
And those are Pie Pockets....pretty easy, right?

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1 comment:

  1. I've never tried pie pockets. Maybe sometime this holiday season I'll give it ago. I love things individually portioned. Sometimes it helps with the self control :)


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