easy mini

These delicious Mini Apple Hand Pies take all the work out of making apple pie. The filling is just 6 simple ingredients, and the crust is store bought pie dough with a coating of cinnamon sugar - baked and ready in under an hour!

WHAT YOU NEED store bought pie dough unsalted butter chopped apples light brown sugar ground cinnamon lemon juice cornstarch egg granulated sugar

1.  In a saucepan over medium heat, melt down the butter. Once melted, mix in the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Heat for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender and swimming in its juices. 2. Mix together the cornstarch and water  and pour into the pot with the apples. Stir and heat for about 30 seconds and watch as the filling begins to thicken.

3. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 4. Lightly dust your surface with flour and unroll one of the pie sheets. Cut out your apples. 5. Place half of the apples on the baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. Fill the center of each with a tablespoon of the filling, leaving a small border around the edge.

6. Beat the egg with about 2 teaspoons of water. Brush the bare border of each filled apple with the egg wash. 7. To the other half of the apples, cut 4 slits in the center. 8. Place the vented apples on top of the filled apples and gently press down on the seems to seal the pies shut. Then crimp the edges with a fork and brush the surface of each apple with the egg wash.

9. In a small dish, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar on top of each apple. 10. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow the apples to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.