CARAMEL ALMOND APPLE HAND PIES
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Serves: 6 Servings
 
Healthy & easy apple hand pies that will be a hit this holiday season
Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 1 /14 cups light spelt flour, chilled
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • ¼ cup plain coconut yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • Filling:
  • 2 medium apples, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup natural smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg beaten for egg wash
Instructions
  1. For the crust, add flour and salt to a large bowl and mix. Cut in vegan butter into the bowl and combine with a pastry blender until a coarse meal forms. In another small bowl, whisk together almond yogurt, lemon juice and ice water and add to the flour mixture. Using your fingers, mix in the wet ingredients until large lumps form before patting it into a ball. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. place a small pot over medium-high heat and melt almond butter with maple syrup. Add salt and whisk until a smooth caramel consistency forms. Once bubbles start to form,turn the heat off and let it sit on the burner. In a large bowl, combine apples, coconut oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and almond caramel and mix until incorporated. Set aside
  3. On a floured countertop, roll out the dough into a 12-14-inch round. Use a 3.5 inch round cookie cutter to cut out rounds from the dough, and re-roll the dough as needed. You should get 12 rounds.
  4. Place 6 rounds on the lined baking sheet and add 2 tablespoons of filling into each round. Top the filling with the remaining dough circles and crimp the edges with a fork to seal them. Use the fork to poke holes at the top so that moisture does not get trapped in the dough during baking. Finally, brush the top and the edges with an egg wash. Place the pies in the oven and bake for 30-32 minutes. When ready, let it cool for 10 minutes on the countertop before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 149 Fat: 17.2g Carbohydrates: 27.5g Sugar: 8.5 Protein: 1.8g
Recipe by My Digital Kitchen at http://www.mydigitalkitchen.ca/2018/11/21/caramel-almond-apple-hand-pies/