Apple Hand Pies
  • Pie Dough:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoon cold water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Apple Filling:
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small apples or 1 medium/large apple
  • pinch of salt
  • nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  1. Prepare pie dough: Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Start with 2 Tablespoons of water, if it needs it add 1 more Tablespoon. Dough will look a little dry (see photo above).
  2. Take the dough, form it into a ball with your hands.
  3. Take 2 pieces of waxed paper about 18" long and place the dough ball in between. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough. I rolled mine to almost ⅛" thick. Whatever you prefer. You can roll it into a rectangle or whatever shape you want.
  4. Cut the dough into 4.5" circles using a round cookie cutter or you can use a knife or the top of a glass if you have one wide enough. You may have to roll scraps to get the extra circles.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Preheat oven to 425F.
  7. Peel, core, and dice apples into small thin pieces. In a skillet, add olive oil, apples, salt, nutmeg (optional), brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat for about 5-10 minutes on medium/high heat, until apples are soft, stirring occasionally.
  8. After apples have softened, sprinkle in flour.
  9. Drop the apple filling by the heaping tablespoon into center of each pie crust circle. Fold in half and pinch edges down with a fork end. Poke hand pie with tines of a fork to prevent bursting.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.