Friday, March 14, 2014

Pi Day! {Fried Apple Hand Pies}

It's Pi Day!  
I know that has something to do with math and circles or something...I like an excuse to make and eat pie.

These are super simple, took me maybe twenty minutes start to finish.

2 large granny smith apples, cored, peeled and diced.
T lemon juice
1/2 t cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
3 T flour
1/2 C water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 can flaky layers biscuit dough.
Oil for frying (I used vegetable)

On a floured surface, roll out the dough into little, flat pancakes.
In a saucepan, mix the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugars and heat until bubbly.
In a measuring cup mix the flour and water, and to mixture on the stove top.
Add salt and cook for another five minutes or until the apples are soft.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.

In a large skillet, add enough oil so you've got about 3/4 of an inch in the pan.  Heat to 300 degrees.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of filling onto the rolled circles.
Fold, seal, and crimp the edges with a fork.

Fry two at time, for about 1 minute per side or until golden.

Remove to a cooling rack and try to wait long enough to eat them that you don't burn your mouth.
Next time, and you'd better believe there will be a next time, I think I'll roll these in cinnamon and sugar.


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