Apple Hand Pies
(Serves 8)In a food processor, mix flours, powdered sugar and salt. Pulse 2 times.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add buttery spread. Pulse 4 times, to make a cornmeal like mixture.
5 1/2 tablespoon Earth Balance buttery Spread
With motor running, add cold water through the chute and process just until combined.
6 tablespoons ice water
Press dough into a 4-inch circle. Enclose in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 min utes.
Mix apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and oil in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.
3 cups apples, peeled and diced
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon walnut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pull dough from refrigerator. Divide into 8 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each peace into a 5 inch circle. Cut half of circle with the pastry cutouts. Mine had apple cutouts.
On the other half of dough, top with 2 tablespoons cooked apple mix. Spread evenly to about 1/2 inch from edge. Fold dough over. Crimp ends with fork.
Place unbaked pies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Brush tops of pastry with egg white. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Bake at 425F for 20 minutes. Cool on wire rack.