Recipes

Apple Hand Pies

September 25, 2018

These delicious apple hand pies have a light crispy spelt crust!

This recipe uses shortening to make a vegan spelt crust. If you prefer, use a double batch of our all butter Easy Spelt Pie Crust instead.

Hand pies are the perfect way to make a comforting pie with only three apples - perfect for serving to a crowd - the perfect individual snack (or dessert)!

Apple Hand Pies

(20)

12 hand pies
30 minutes
25 minutes
1 hour

Ingredients

Dough

2 cups VitaSpelt White Spelt Flour
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tbsp Granulated sugar
3/4 cup Shortening (very cold)
4 to 5 tbsp Ice water

Apple Filling

3 Apples (cored & diced small)
1/3 cup Dark brown sugar
2 tsp Apple pie spice
1 tsp Corn starch
2 tsp Fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Dough

  1. With a dough cutter or food processor mix spelt flour, salt and sugar together.
  2. Cut in shortening until coarsely combined. Add in water a tablespoon at a time until dough comes together. Turn out dough onto a work surface and shape into a disk. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refridgerate for 1 hour to 2 days.

Filling

  1. In a large skillet combine diced apples, sugar, apple pie spice, corn starch and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until apples are soft. Remove from heat and let cool.

Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove dough from fridge and divide in half. On a floured work surface, roll out dough and cut into 5 inch rounds using a large circular cookie cutter or an upside down bowl that is about 5 inches in diameter. Continue rolling and cutting dough until 12 rounds are cut.
    Apple Hand Pies Dough Cut 600X467
  3. Place pies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Cut small slits in each pie to release steam during baking. Then brush each pie with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
    Apple Hand Pies Pre Bake 600X450
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Notes

Use this vegan spelt crust recipe and technique to make other hand pies with a variety of fruit fillings or even a savory filling!!

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Apple Hand Pies

Posted On September 25, 2018

These delicious apple hand pies have a light crispy spelt crust!

This recipe uses shortening to make a vegan spelt crust. If you prefer, use a double batch of our all butter Easy Spelt Pie Crust instead.

Hand pies are the perfect way to make a comforting pie with only three apples - perfect for serving to a crowd - the perfect individual snack (or dessert)!

Servings: 12 hand pies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Dough
2 cups VitaSpelt White Spelt Flour
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tbsp Granulated sugar
3/4 cup Shortening (very cold)
4 to 5 tbsp Ice water
Apple Filling
3 Apples (cored & diced small)
1/3 cup Dark brown sugar
2 tsp Apple pie spice
1 tsp Corn starch
2 tsp Fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Dough
  1. With a dough cutter or food processor mix spelt flour, salt and sugar together.
  2. Cut in shortening until coarsely combined. Add in water a tablespoon at a time until dough comes together. Turn out dough onto a work surface and shape into a disk. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refridgerate for 1 hour to 2 days.
Filling
  1. In a large skillet combine diced apples, sugar, apple pie spice, corn starch and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until apples are soft. Remove from heat and let cool.
Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove dough from fridge and divide in half. On a floured work surface, roll out dough and cut into 5 inch rounds using a large circular cookie cutter or an upside down bowl that is about 5 inches in diameter. Continue rolling and cutting dough until 12 rounds are cut.Apple Hand Pies Dough Cut 600X467
  3. Place pies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Cut small slits in each pie to release steam during baking. Then brush each pie with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.Apple Hand Pies Pre Bake 600X450
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Notes

Use this vegan spelt crust recipe and technique to make other hand pies with a variety of fruit fillings or even a savory filling!!