Handheld Apple Pies

Handheld Apple Pies
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

People are sure to be impressed with this homemade apple pie. The recipe calls for simple, easy-to-follow steps. See more recipes at tasteofhome.com.

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24
Servings
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 8  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  Cup  unsalted butter, softened
  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt

For the filling

  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 2  Cups  tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  cold unsalted butter

For the finishing

  • egg yolk
  • 2  Tablespoons  water
  • Coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar

Directions

For the crust

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrgerate for 1 hour. 

For the filling

Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and allspice; set aside. Divide each portion of dough into 12 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-inch circle. Place a mixture; dot with 1/4 teaspoon butter. 

For the finishing

In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and water. Brush edges of pastry with egg wash; fold pastry over filling and seal edges well with a fork. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush remaining egg wash over tops. Cut slits in pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar.

Bake at 425 degrees for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Phosphorus, P
72mg
10%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
125mg
8%
Water
30g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.