Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Apple Pocket Pies

It's Fall and apples are abundant. So many different types of apples to choose from. My personal favorites are Honey Crisps, Jonathan and Golden Delicious. I used Honey Crisps for these pocket pies.

These little pies are hard to resist. The crust is flakey with a touch of butter and the apples are a balance of sweet and tart. I used refrigerator pie dough but added a few ingredients to enhance the taste.

I began by melting a few tablespoons of butter in the microwave and brushed it onto the rolled pie dough. Using the Williams Sonoma Apple Pocket Pie Mold, http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/b318/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C4%7Cpie%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH, I cut out the apple shape for my crust. I set the shaped dough into the freezer while I made the apple filling.

For the filling I used peeled Honey Crisp apples mixed with cinnamon, allspice, lemon juice and sugar, and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. At this time, I took the apple shaped dough out of the freezer and scooped in the apples, adding 2 caramel candies cut in half. After pressing the pie mold together, I brushed the dough with an egg wash and sprinkled with raw sugar. (Bake pies at 400 degrees for 20 mins or until the crust is golden brown.)

Williams Sonoma Pocket Pie Molds are so cute, I think they are aimed at kids, but I'm a kid at heart. They are easy to use and make the perfect sized pie creation every time.

Y ~ squarebakery