Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

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Dessert is definitely my favorite part of any meal.  Mike always makes fun of me because I say "I'm full," but what I really mean is "I'm tired of eating this, where's dessert?"  I always have room for dessert, and if you have a sweet tooth like me, you know having to share desserts is the worst.  When I eat cake or pie, I usually take a look at all the slices cut and look for the one that's even the slightest bit bigger.  Needless to say, I love individual desserts because I can pick the best-looking one and know it's all mine.  These salted caramel apple hand pies are so delicious!  I used to only make them once or twice each fall because they can get a little messy and clean up would be a pain, but the taste makes them so worth it!  Now, I've made a couple adjustments to my prep, including purchasing store-bought pie crust (seriously, it's so good) and using Sponge Scotch-Brite™ Brand for easy clean up, and I am a baking machine.  Trust me, these hand pies will 'wow' at your next party:
Ingredients:
- two store-bought pie crusts
- 1 large granny smith apple
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 8-10 store-bought soft caramels
- 1 egg
- coarse sea salt
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Peel and chop the apple into small cubes.
3. Mix together the apple, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and flour in a bowl and set aside.
4. Roll out each pie crust and use the rim of a drinking glass to cut out 3-4 inch circles of crust.
5. On half of the crust circles, cut in a heart shape and small slits for vents.
6. On the other half of the crusts, spoon in about a tablespoon of apple filling.
7. On top of each apple side, sprinkle one caramel, cut into 6-8 small pieces.
8. Layer a heart crust side on top of each apple side and press the edges together, using egg wash (1 egg and a tablespoon of water) to seal the edges.  Use a fork to crimp around the edges.
9. Place each mini pie on a baking sheet, brush with more egg wash, and sprinkle with the sea salt.
10. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
As you can tell, that cooking sheet gets a bit messy with all the baked-on delicious apple and caramel flavor.  Luckily, my Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Sponge from Dollar General safely cleans all cookware, including everything non-stick.  The non-scratch sponges scrub fast and rinse clean.
For heavy-duty pots, pans, and cookware, there is also Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge that eliminates baked-on messes as well as both Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand and Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Dishwand.

With all the holiday cooking and baking on the horizon this fall, you can spend more time with family and less time cleaning!
To check out more cleaning ideas, visit the Scotch-Brite™ Brand social hub by clicking here and save $1 on our own purchase of any two Scrub dot items through coupons.com (10/4-12/31).


10 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

So impressed with the presentation of these little pies! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Missy said...

These look so cute and sound delicious! I printed out the coupon and will pick up these sponges at Target this weekend!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

These are the cutest little fall treats! Yum <3
Green Fashionista

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Oh my goodness, these look and sound so delicious! Chris's favorite dessert is apple pie, so I know that he'd definitely be begging me to bake these for him!

Cara Owens said...

These look absolutely delicious! You always have the best desserts! And Scotchbrite products are my fave for cleaning up!

Rebecca Jo said...

Those pies... right up my ally. Apple pie is my ALL TIME FAVORITE dessert

Emily Mingledorff said...

Oh my goodness, those pies look INCREDIBLE! I'm inspired, Meg!

Jen said...

These look so good! I love caramel apple anything!

Cathy McInnes said...

I am over the moon for these apple hand pies! Knowing that the cleanup was a breeze makes it even better! {client}

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Yum! These are PERFECT for the weekend!

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