My favorite baking season of the year is here!!! Time to get out the spices and make masterpieces with warm, enticing, and savory foods. Ahhh Fall. Just thinking about it makes me smile. How about you? What is your favorite thing to cook or bake in the Fall?
Last night, before I started to bake the pies, I turned on some jazz… then switched it to steel drum music… then realized that the tunes weren’t doing it for me. I needed motivation and decided to throw myself back 10 years and put on some house music. And then the energy filled the kitchen. I was a machine, putting the ingredients together quickly, drinking a glass of wine and just realizing that it had been TOO long since I had last baked. Or was it the music that I had missed. Well, either way, it was a good evening doing exactly what I had missed.
Apple Hand Pies… thankfully is unlike what I used to eat when I was a kid! My sister and I “enjoyed” some brand of packaged pies (gross!) and yet we ate them because the concept of eating a hand pie and not creating a mess, was, well? Unique. Simplicity is the name of the game when eating foods sometimes, and I think that applies even today. Which is why I wanted to give to you an updated version of hand pie, that is no fuss, and really tasty! Better yet, these are baked, not fried. (Sorry my southern friends!)
Apple Hand Pies (adapted from Leanne Bakes)
Ingredients for pastry:
- 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
- Fresh cracked Sea Salt – just a dash!
- 1 Tbsp. chopped dried edible lavender
- 10 Tbsp. of butter, cut into small cubes
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
Ingredients for filling:
- Apple pie filling