Did I have you at “easy”? These apple pocket pies are so adorable, so yummy and so easy to assemble. All you need is a great pie dough, store-bought apple pie filling (hey, I normally wouldn’t recommend it but, after all this is the easy version). You’ll also need a 3.5-4” round cookie cutter.
Let's make apple pocket pies!
First, you'll need a foolproof pie crust recipe. I love Ina Garten's perfect pie crust recipe:
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening
- 6 to 8 tablespoons (about 1/2 cup) ice water
Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll out your dough.
Use your cookie cutter & start cutting...
This actually tastes like homemade apple pie filling!
(It will be our little secret.)
Place spoonfuls of the apple pie filling in the center, allowing some room to crimp the edges.
Place the dough tops and start crimping the edges with a fork.
Brush tops with a simple egg wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water).
Cut 1/2" slits on tops, this allows the steam to vent.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Aren't they cute! Cute enough to put in your pocket!