oh so good caramel apple pies

d9d2e4_f0e9f30b80024cfcb587561ff7f4de76So excited to make this my first post! I came across this recipe a while back but only decided to try it last night, and let me tell you… it is GOOD! Eat this with some vanilla ice-cream, while it is still warm, and you will finally have a good reason to love the cold Fall weather!

For the dough

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of cold butter, cut into small cubes

1/2 cup of sour cream

      Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.

Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix the butter in with your fingers until the mixture becomes the consistency of wet sand.

Stir in the sour cream and mix well. The dough will be sticky!

Turn the dough onto a floured work area.

Knead the dough until it comes together. Roll the dough into a rectangle and dust both sides with flour. Fold it into thirds (as if you were folding a letter).

Rotate the dough, roll it out into a rectangle again, then fold it into thirds and put it away in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the filling

2 cups of small diced apples (approx. the size of a raspberry)

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of flour

6 teaspoons of caramel sauce (one for each pie)

Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)

      In a smaller bowl, combine all the ingredients until well mixed.

Preheat oven to 425F. Take the dough out of the fridge and unfold it onto a floured surface. Cut out 12 circles, or as many as possible (but make sure you end up with an even number!).

Place half of the circles on a paper-lined cookie sheet. Put approximately a tablespoon or the mixture of apples in the center and cover with another circle of dough. Press the borders with a fork, and then brush the top with the egg wash.

Put in the oven for 15 minutes. The pies should be golden brown.

Wait 10 minutes before serving, and don’t forget the ice-cream!

      This recipe has been a huge hit in my house, and I will for sure make them again. Make sure you don’t knead the dough too much or the pies will end up being really hard to chew!

      Bon appetit!