Apple Hand Pies

Precious Nkeih
Precious Nkeih
September 13, 2020
With a buttery crust and a flavorful spiced filling, these Apple Hand Pies are to die for! They are baked with a little steam for fluffier pastry, thanks to the steam function of the Anova Precision Oven. Feel free to swap the scratch-made dough for storebought puff pastry.
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Apple Hand Pies
5 (1)
2 cups
peeled, cored, diced apples, I used Pink Lady but Honeycrisp or Granny Smith would work as well
1 tsp
lemon zest
¼ cup
Iight brown sugar
½ tsp
cinnamon powder
¼ tsp
ground or grated nutmeg
2 cups
½ tsp
baking powder
½ tsp
1 cup
unsalted butter, cold and cubed
½ cup

1. Make Apple Pie Filling

Combine diced apples, lemon zest, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt in a skillet. Stir to combine. Saute for 3-5 minutes until sugar melts .
Make Apple Pie Filling

2. Make Dough

Place all flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk in a food processor and pulse just until they combine to form a dough. Place the dough on a generously floured surface. Roll the dough into a 10 by 8 inch rectangle. Fold the rectangle into thirds then roll out again into a 10 by 8 inch rectangle. Fold into thirds, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Make Dough

3. Make Egg Wash

Lightly beat an egg then add 1 tablespoon of water and beat to combine.

4. Assemble Pies

Unfold the pie dough onto a floured surface. Roll into a 14×14-inch square. Use a 3-inch round cutter to cut into 20 rounds, re-rolling the scraps as needed. Place 10 rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place half a heaping tablespoonful of the apple pie filling into the center of one round. Brush egg wash around the edges of the round. Top with 1 round then press and crimp the edges with a fork to seal them. Brush the top with egg wash. Repeat process with all the rounds then sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Assemble Pies

5. Preheat Oven

Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 20%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

6. Bake Pies

Transfer pies to Oven and bake until golden brown on top. About 20 minutes.
Bake Pies
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 20%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear
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7. Serve

Let pies cool on a wire rack then drizzle with caramel sauce and serve.
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