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The first yield from our apple picking adventure were these adorable little apple hand pies and my goodness I couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out!  I looked high and low for an actual recipe but came up with no actual apple hand pie recipe.  I’d found apple butter hand pies and blackberry hand pies but no apple on its own. So I merged two recipes and since I’ve always been very happy with Martha’s pate brisée recipe (pie dough) and have always loved Ina’s apple turnover filling, the choices were simple.  The result yielded a hand pie that blows away any of those overprocessed artery clogging mini pies you’ll find wrapped up in any gas station convenience store…I’m sure you know which ones I’m talking about… The filling was perfectly sweet and the pie dough was perfectly flaky.  And of course adding the glaze to the tops of these pies just takes them to another level altogether.  This dessert (or anytime snack!) won’t take you more than an hour and a half to put together, start to finish, and I’m sure you’ve got everything you need in your house to make them – who doesn’t have apples on hand this time of year? – so what are you waiting for?? Go make them now!!

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Still looking for other apple recipes? Check out these…

Russian Grandmother’s Apple Pie-Cake

Slow Cooker Ropa Viejo

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