Apple Hand Pies
Sweet empanadas filled with apples.
For the Crust
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup margarine
- 5 tbsp cold water
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the Filling
- 3 apples
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp margarine
- 1 tsp pure vanilla powder
Start by making the filling: peel your apples and cut them into small cubes.
Add the margarine into a sauce pan and add the apples. Stir in sugar and vanilla powder. Cook for 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 180° C.
Then make the crust, add the flour and salt to a bowl and mix well.
Add the margarine and use your hands to mix. The mixture should look like wet sand. Add the water, 1 tbsp at a time and mix with your hands until it forms a loose dough.
Turn onto a well-floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll into a large rectangle. Use a large cutter or small dish to cut out circles. (My circles were around 10 centimeters)
Place circles on a parchment - lined baking sheet. Fill half of each circle with the cooked apples. Use the remaining liquid from the apples around edges. Fold the dough over with your hands and use a fork to seal the edges.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let it cool down a bit and serve hot, with vanilla ice-cream!