apple pocket pies Easter

As some of you may know, I made chocolate cake three times last week.  My husband then said (after finishing his piece of cake), “Chocolate isn’t my favorite, can you make something that I like?”  I ask,  ”Like what?”  He responds, “I want something with apples.”  Done!

So here it is….for my husband:  apple pies that you can hold in your hand and eat!  It’s perfect, portable, pre- portioned and delicious!  These would be perfect tucked in a cellophane bag with some candy and tied with a pretty bow.  Who wouldn’t want to find this in their Easter basket?  (Sorry – no pictures of the gifting idea – the pies were eaten before it could be wrapped)

I also think it’s a plus when you don’t have to wash a plate and fork afterwards!  It makes you think of a McDonald’s apple pie right?  Do you remember when those pies used to be fried….yum….childhood memories!  Did I just date myself?

You can really do this with any shape cookie cutter.  For Easter, I used a large egg shape cookie cutter that I found at Crate and Barrel last year and a little baby chick cookie cutter that I have no idea where it came from.  I didn’t even know I had it until I organized all of my baking supplies a few weeks ago.  You can definitely make these pies for other holidays/occasions such as a heart with mini heart cut out for Valentine’s Day, star with mini star cut out for 4th of July, turkey and mini leaf/acorn for Thanksgiving.  Oh – an apple and mini moon for The Twilight Saga!  You see, the combinations are endless.

egge and chick cookie cutter

I have to admit…it was a weeknight – and I really – really wanted to give in and buy refrigerated pie dough.  While measuring and mixing the dough…I though – “gosh,  if I was using  store bought dough – I would already be baking by now.”  Then when I got to the step where I had to refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight….I was sold on store bought dough….little did I know.

I baked the pies the next day and finally knew the supremacy of homemade pie dough.  I had a fresh baked pie that night - it was flaky, buttery and light in texture.  It was far better.  I get it now.  Sometimes the cheat is worth it – and other times – it’s better to do it the old fashion way.  (but if you’re in a pinch – just use store bought dough…no one will know unless you tell them – right?)

apple pocket pie step by step

apple pocket pie sprinkles

Coarse sugar sprinkles add such a fun texture to the pies!

Enjoy!

 

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15 Responses to Apple Pocket Pies for Easter!

  1. TripleScoop says:

    Very cute! That little ducky cooking cutter is very cool!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Thank you TripleScoop! I’m telling you – we’ll have to team up and create some desserts and ice cream combos =)

  3. Lindsay says:

    I remember the McDonald’s apple pies too! This looks so good! I especially like the little cut out – very, very cute!

  4. I love the little sprinkles on these perfect hand held apple pies. So cute with the little chick cut out and yes, there is a “supremacy to homemade pie dough.”

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Lindsay: Thank you!! =) Hope you try them soon!

    Marla: Thank you! It will be hard to go back to regular pie dough now =)

  6. Yvette says:

    you have such amazing patience with your food….lovely and Im sure tasty as well…..

  7. Tri says:

    Those look so good. I hope you have some leftover for me =]

  8. Very cute pies. I like your bird cookie cutter. You should try making your own pie filling, it is much more delicious that way.

  9. shara says:

    these are adorable!

  10. BNDQ8 says:

    wow…those look lovely!! nice recipe :)
    Wish u a very Happy Easter :)

  11. kitchenrunway says:

    Yvette: Thanks girl!

    Tri: Thank you – so sorry – no left overs =(

    Mark: Thank you and I’m glad you stopped by. I will definitely make home-made pie filling next time =) It’s always nice to bake from scratch =)

    Shara: Thank you!!

    BNDQ8: Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful Easter too!

  12. Tiffany Gin says:

    I love the pedestal and the baked goods!!! I picked up two pedestal sets from Costco.

  13. kitchenrunway says:

    Tiffany: Thank you – I love my new cake stand too. I love Costco. I also bought two sets of cake stands -white & teal =)

  14. Adrienne says:

    Um, your photo collages/arrangements are awesome. How the heck do you do that?

  15. kitchenrunway says:

    Adrienne: Thank you! I use PhotoVisi.com to create the collages/arrangements. Can’t wait to see you try your hand at some collages =) (a little something I learned from Diane Cu on FBF!)

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