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September 27, 2017
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California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

Flaky golden brown and deliciously sweet Caramel Apple Hand Pies are easy to make, and even easier to eat!

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California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

It’s Fall Y’all!

And what better time than Fall to enjoy apples from Apple Hill, in Northern California!  Cooler temperatures in the northern region of our great state allow us Californians to enjoy crisp, sweet apples for a few months.  Yay us!
We love apples around our house, so when I got my hands on a bag of the green beauties, I decided to use a few for these handheld treats.

California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

Simple to make and even easier to eat, these convenient goodies are perfect for rushed mornings.  They pack well in a lunchbox and are an ideal choice for a modest, after dinner dessert.

California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

Packed with fresh apples and oozing with soft caramel, these hand pies are going to be your new favorite Fall goodie.

Let’s make some!

Granny Smith Apple

Here it is… the perfect California apple. Look for them NOW in your grocery stores and farmer’s markets!

Pie crust used to make handpies

I made my life easy and purchased refrigerated pie crusts from the store.  I made 8 handpies with one double crust box.  Using a wide-mouth Mason jar, I cut out 8 circles per dough.

Dice up granny smith apple

I cut each apple into small, consistent pieces so I could keep the cook time to a minimum, as we aren’t precooking the filling (yay for time savers!)

Add sugar, flour, and cinnamon into apples.

Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon into the apples

Diced granny smith apple with flour, sugar, and cinnamon mixture

Lastly, fold in the chopped pecans.  Allow mixture to rest while you lay out the pastry rounds on the baking sheet

Fill handpie with apple mixture

Add a generous amount of filling to each round

Place the pie crust round on top of the filling

Place the top round on top of the filling, making sure the two pastries meet each other on the edges

Press the edge with a fork to seal the two rounds together

Press the edges with a fork to seal

Brush the top with egg wash

Brush the tops and edges with egg wash

Dust was sanding sugar

Dust the tops with sanding sugar and pop in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes

California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

Ho-Lee-Cow.  It’s almost too much to take!

California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

The crisp, flaky crust and the sweet gooey filling is the perfect ratio of textures.  I always feel like I want more crust when I eat an apple pie, and this hand pie is a perfect balance.  

California Apple Caramel Hand Pies
California Apple Caramel Hand Pies
California Apple Caramel Hand Pies

Break one open and enjoy!

Here is the recipe for ya…

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Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Flaky golden brown and deliciously sweet Caramel Apple Hand Pies are easy to make, and even easier to eat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, dessert
Servings 16 hand pies
Calories 293kcal
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 Golden Delicious apples or Granny Smith
  • 8 soft caramels cut into small cubes
  • 2 14 oz boxes refrigerated double crust pie dough
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 TBSP sanding sugar
  • 2 eggs whisked. You can add a little water if needed to thin

Notes

Serve warm or room temperature.
Can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Adapted from a recipe by Just a Taste

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

Love apple recipes? We do too! Check out G-Free Foodie’s French Apple Cake, Cheryl’s Apple Pistachio Crisp + these Fried Apple Rings!

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