Molly’s Apple Pie Treasures

My daughter, Molly surprised us with a new creation that she came up with the other day.  She definitely has a gift for baking, I can attest.  Everything she makes turns out so amazing both with texture and flavor.  The smell alone caused me to be drawn into the kitchen to find out what she baked this time.  I saw these beautiful little wrapped treasures glistening in the oven as they baked and I didn’t have the patience to wait another minute.  I normally am not a “sweets” person, but my, oh my, these changed my perspective.

As it was steaming I cut off an end, smelling the rich cinnamon and apples escaping the pastry.  I started to blow and blow down into the center to cool it enough for me to take my first taste.  I think I burnt my mouth for the first bite because it smelled and looked that delicious.  The delicate pastry pie crust that was dusted with a bit of cinnamon and sugar and the soft caramelized apples in the middle was a beautiful combination for my taste buds.  I love the soft marriage of flavors it gave me as it had that flaky crunch to the end of the experience.  It was heavenly, indeed.

I loved it so much that I begged my daughter to photograph her journey of creating these treasures so we can share the experience with all of you.  And that is the beauty of being a part of a community…

Molly’s Apple Pie Treasures:

For the dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I am in love with Einkorn flour: and Ancient grain).
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar or
  • 1 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Pie Filling:

  • 6 apples peeled & diced
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • A splash of lemon juice

Put 2 1/2 cups flour into food processor add salt, sugar, butter, and ice cold water.

Form into ball and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour, let sit in fridge while making pie filling.

For the Pie filling, peel six apples, dice six apples.

Add 1/2 cup honey, then cinnamon (from our new store!!), and splash of lemon or lime juice.

Take dough out of refrigerator and cut small golf ball size off, roll it out into a square, and fill middle with pie filling about 2 table spoons pie filling or how ever you like as long as there is enough room the wrap it up.

Then fold opposite sides together,

Frost outside with egg wash or melted butter, and sprinkle with sugar!

Place your wrapped treasures on a parchment lined baking sheet and put into the oven at 375˚F for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

I promise you that you will enjoy these little golden treasures!

 

 

 

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