I made these the other day for a friend’s birthday. I posted the pictures on Facebook and I have been asked for the recipe. My friend’s wife asked for the recipe, too. But I believe she would much rather I just make the pies for them again.
- 4 -5 cups Apple slices (Mine were frozen and most likely came from my church’s annual trip to the apple orchard, or my own trees in my back yard. You can use fresh apples, peeled and sliced).
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Cinnamon (sorry, I just keep adding until I like the taste, but I guess a little more than 1 tablespoon).
- Pillsbury pie crusts (one box has 2. This is the kind in the refrigerated section that you unroll).
- 1 egg or egg white
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Sugar crystals
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Put the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in a pan and cook until it looks like very chunky apple sauce.
Spray a large cookie sheet with an oil spray. (I make my own, but you can use Pam).
Roll out the pie dough and cut circles in it with a bowl or container that is about 3 inches in diameter. I knead the remaining dough and roll it out, cutting out as many circles as possible until it is all used up. The last one is usually very odd shaped and I always feel the need to eat this not so pretty one!
With a spoon put about 1 tablespoon of apples in the center of each circle. Fold the circles in half and pinch the edges closed with your fingers. (If they do not want to stick together, rub a little water on the inside edges of the dough and then pinch close). Place on the cookie sheet.
Mix egg or egg white with 1/2 cup water and beat until well mixed. Brush egg mixture on the top of the pies.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.
While baking, mix brown sugar and 1/4 cup water to make a thick wash.
When pies are done, brush with sugar mixture and sprinkle sugar crystals on top while still wet.
Let cool or eat warm. Enjoy!