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Apples To-Go: Vegan Apple Hand Pies

Perfect fall time or, well, any time treat really. An apple pie that fits in your hand!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white flour + some for dusting
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 2 medium apples peeled and cut small
  • 1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • If using frozen apple slices, mix them with lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and allow to thaw a bit ahead of time.
  • Mix together the flours, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Add in margarine and incorporate. I stirred a bit and then gave in and just used my fingers until the mixture was a uniform crumbly texture.
  • Add the water and stir/mix with fingers until combined.
  • Once your dough is formed, shape it into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes in a sealed container (or plastic wrap).
  • If not using frozen and ready apples, now's the time to peel them and slice them very thin. Toss with the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside. I like my apples cut very small so there's more "apple goo", but it depends on what you like.
  • When the dough is sufficiently cold, plop the ball out and cut into equal eighths, like a pizza (but smaller of course).
  • Flour your surface and roll one of the eights into a circle (doesn't have to be perfect, as seen above). Make sure the dough isn't too thin or it will break when you put the filling in.
  • Once rolled out, add a 2 or so tablespoons of filling in the middle (whatever will fit, start with less so it doesn't get messy), fold over, press the sides together and then roll them over once more and press again to seal. Or do that thing with the fork that makes them look all cute. Repeat with the other seven eighths.
  • When finished, take a knife and cut three slits in each as shown above. This will allow the steam and goo to come out and look delicious.
  • To store, lay them flat in plastic bags in the freezer...quick apple treats whenever you want!
  • Whenever you want to eat them/reheat the frozen pies, preheat an oven (or toaster oven in my case) to 375F or (190C) and bake for roughly 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them. When they're browned and goo is dripping out of them, they're ready.