Country Apple Pie Filling

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Country Apple Pie Filling
Serving Size:4|Prep Time:15minutes|Cook Time:45minutes
Country Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or more for working the dough
  • 1 recipe Basics Double Crust Pie Dough
  • 12 favorite apples peeled, if preferred, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus a teaspoon for topping
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • pinch cloves ground
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with a teaspoon of water

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 375˚ F degrees.
  2. Separate the dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough pieces to about 1/8-inch thick circles and about 6-8 inches – about the size of your hand.Place the rolled circles on parchment paper or a silicon surface and cover. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices and flour into a bowl and fold the ingredients together to fully incorporate the flavors and flour.
  4. Remove the chilled dough circles from the refrigerator and work with half of the dough at a time to keep the dough at optimal working temperature. Spoon an eighth of the apple filling on and at the center of the circles. Dot the tops with a piece of the butter. Brush the edges with the beaten egg. Fold and crimp the edges to seal the hand pies. Place on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet and complete the balance of the pies. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes before baking.
  5. Lightly brush the tops and edges of the hand pies with the beaten egg. Sprinkle each with a bit of the sugar and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the crust is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

Chef's Narrative

Soul satisfying and not too sweet, this is our go-to filling for pies and hand pies.

Recipe Substitutions

Pears, Asian pears, and quince.
Nutrition Facts:
Based on 1/2 of a pie: Total Calories Per Serving: 560, Total Fat: 27g, Saturated: 16g, Trans Fat: 1, Sodium: 250mg, Potassium: 274mg, Carbohydrate: 79g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 5g
Allergens:
Milk, Wheat

Directions

Print Recipe
  1. Heat oven to 375˚ F degrees.
  2. Separate the dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough pieces to about 1/8-inch thick circles and about 6-8 inches – about the size of your hand.Place the rolled circles on parchment paper or a silicon surface and cover. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices and flour into a bowl and fold the ingredients together to fully incorporate the flavors and flour.
  4. Remove the chilled dough circles from the refrigerator and work with half of the dough at a time to keep the dough at optimal working temperature. Spoon an eighth of the apple filling on and at the center of the circles. Dot the tops with a piece of the butter. Brush the edges with the beaten egg. Fold and crimp the edges to seal the hand pies. Place on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet and complete the balance of the pies. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes before baking.
  5. Lightly brush the tops and edges of the hand pies with the beaten egg. Sprinkle each with a bit of the sugar and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the crust is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.

Chef's Narrative

Soul satisfying and not too sweet, this is our go-to filling for pies and hand pies.

Recipe Substitutions

Pears, Asian pears, and quince.
Nutrition Facts:
Based on 1/2 of a pie: Total Calories Per Serving: 560, Total Fat: 27g, Saturated: 16g, Trans Fat: 1, Sodium: 250mg, Potassium: 274mg, Carbohydrate: 79g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 5g
Allergens:
Milk, Wheat

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or more for working the dough
  • 1 recipe Basics Double Crust Pie Dough
  • 12 favorite apples peeled, if preferred, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus a teaspoon for topping
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • pinch cloves ground
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with a teaspoon of water