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Apple Hand Pies
These are great projects for little hands, and taste (if not look) just like Mom's apple pie. Of which my mother's is the best on the planet, just so we are clear. For this project you will need:
- One pie crust recipe. I use Simply Recipe's - it works great. Just make sure you do actually freeze the butter. Makes all the difference. You could use pre-made pie crust but it'd be less fun.
- 7-8 medium baking apples, preferably freshly picked by cute children then peeled and sliced
- 3-4 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- At least one enthusiastic helper, with a workspace and rolling pin for each and extra flour for dusting.
First step is to combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a large Ziplock bag. MAKE SURE THE BAG IS SEALED (I cannot stress this enough) and then give to your helper to shake until the apples are coated.
|Shaking so hard she's blurry|
|Shake it shake it!!!!|
Next, roll out the pie crust, 1/4 at a time, into large rounds. As much as possible with kids, try not to overwork the dough. Place a heaping pile of the coated apples on one side of the rounds, and then fold over turnover style.
|Rolling out the dough|
Press down the edges of each turnover to seal, and if you trust them to not harm themselves or others doing so, let your child pole holes with a fork in each pie. Reseal the edges after your child has poked too hard and sprayed out the apple filling again. It's worth the extra step - kids love stabbing stuff!
|Making steam holes|
|I feel better already.....|