Apple Hand Pies


These Apple Hand Pies (A.K.A. Turnovers) are easy to make and will bring all the wonderful flavors of fall right into your hands.



I made these semi easy by using store bought pie crusts, but you can make your own. You can also use a can of store bought pie filling,but I have apples to use up so I made a quick pie filling by hand.

Jan's Tip: My homemade pie filling here, is not my traditional making a full apple pie recipe. Today's version is my favorite for hand pies, it doesn't end up with too much liquid/pie filling goo, just enough so it doesn't squirt out all over your hands while you eat it. 

Apple Hand Pies
makes 4 pies

Ingredients:
2 store bought pie crusts or homemade pie crusts rolled out
1 can pie filling or make your own (I will show you mine)
Cinnamon
1 cup powdered confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons milk (or water)

Directions:

To make your own pie filling:
Peel and chop 2 large or 4 small apples
Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons dry tapioca pudding
Toss all ingredients to mix and pour into oven proof skillet.




Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes till apples are tender and juice is set into a sauce.


To Make Pies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line baking sheet with parchment paper (optional)
Unroll store bought pie crusts and cut each one in half
Top each half with  approximately 1/2 cup of pie filling, near the top of each half circle.
















Fold up the bottom of each half over the top of the pie filling.

Pinch the edges together to seal the pie.
(forgot to take a picture! Sorry!)

Bake pies for approx. 15 minutes till crust is baked through ,but not turning brown yet.
While pies are baking mix together glaze of powdered sugar and milk (or water) in small bowl and set aside till pies are done.

When pies are removed from oven, drizzle or brush glaze over the hot pies.
Let cool slightly before eating!

Lunch Box Notes

Sandwich Messages. An updated version (and more fun!) than writing a note on your childs napkin  in their lunch box! Here are a few of my favorite tricks from around the blogging world!

Use alphabet stamps (for cake decorating) to stamp messages!
 This photo and idea are from Hungry Happenings. That Blog has TONS! of great ideas, go check them out!




 
Sandwich Wraps. Download this free printable for wrapping around your childs sandwich:
Photo, idea and free printable credit to: Little Lovely: Give her a big thanks when you go over there and check it out!

My even easier trick is to wrap your sandwich in white parchment or freezer paper. Secure with a fun sticker and write a note or my personal favorite, a joke, right onto the wrapper itself. Easy, no need for printing or stamping, just write a quick note and move on!
 (ok this photo is from one of my freezer meal posts, but you get the idea!)
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