I know I have already said this, but apple desserts are among my favourites. I must admit that I am not a huge fan of raw apples (even though they are really good for you!), but cooked apples are a totally different matter. I love the taste, the consistency… everything! And these Apple Orange Hand Pies made with puff pastry are a total keeper. I particularly love the citrus taste that the marmalade adds. They are also very quick and easy to make, so you really have no excuse not to try them! Besides, I am sure you already have all the required ingredients in your pantry! I hope you like them as much as I do! Enjoy!
Apple Orange Hand Pies
Apple Orange Hand Pies - quick and easy to make, with a soft sweet apple and marmalade filling.
- Puff Pastry thawed
- 2 apples cored and diced
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 30 gms – 2 tbsp butter
- 4 tsp marmalade
- 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice mix click here for the recipe
- 1 egg beaten
Peel and dice the apples into small cubes.
Put it in a sauce pan with the brown sugar, apple spice mix, butter and marmalade.
Cook on a low fire until soft. You may need to add a little water, depending on the apples you are using. Let the filling cool down.
Use a 13 cm – 5 inch round cookie cutter to cut the dough into 8-10 circles.
Add one heaping tablespoon of filling to the center of each dough circle, leaving as much liquid behind as possible.
Fold the dough in half and use your fingers or a fork to seal the edges.
Place hand pies on prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk the egg. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the tops of the hand pies with the egg wash.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow the hand pies to cool and serve.