Apple Hand Pies with Oatmeal Crust & Maple Glaze

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Why hello lovelies!

Oh my goodness it feels like it was a lifetime ago since I posted anything, so I apologize for being so MIA lately! I have been a busy little bee lately getting prepped for the start of the 2016 Farmers Market season, and I just realized that didn’t make time for recipe post this week! So yes, I am officially the worst blogger ever – but I really wanted to make it up to you with a quick little recipe post that you can hopefully at the very least use for some delicious breakfast / brunch inspiration in your house this weekend 🙂

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Oh and have I wished you all a happy Friday yet!? HAPPY FRIDAY! Can I get a woop woop!? Lol – Who else is just beyond stoked for the weekend this week? {insert virtual high-five here if you raised your hand} I don’t know what it was about this week, but for me it just felt like the week that would never end… So I’m pretty happy that it’s Friday today 😀

I have big plans to continue what I like to call operation “Farmers Market Baking Prep” for the majority of my weekend, but I’m looking forward to what few little moments of down time I can squeeze in with Cole too. Our first market is on May 7th, which essentially means we are about to head into full on crazy-town schedule mode. We are super excited, but it also means that any time we can squeeze in to really check in with one another other becomes all the more important.

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No matter how busy we are, we always make time to eat our weekend breakfasts together. Weekends are my baking experimentation days, so I am always up early buzzing around the kitchen to prepare a tasty new breakfast for us to enjoy together.

Last weekend was no exception, and the result of my baking experimentation was these Apple Hand Pies with Oatmeal Crust & Maple Glaze……… mhmmmmm.

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I am a huge fan of flavour combination of apples and oatmeal; I just think it’s the bees knees. So last weekend when I was craving apple pie for breakfast, {there is absolutely nothing wrong with pie for breakfast} I thought it might be fun to play around with an oatmeal crust instead of my usual; and boy oh boy was the result ever amazing.

The crust turned out super flaky, and had so much amazing oatmeal flavour. So now I’m pretty much obsessed, and basically want to make all of my crusts with oat flour for the rest of time. Honestly the crust was so tasty, I could have just eaten it all on its own; so when paired with the apple filling and maple glaze… let’s just say these hand pies were downright irresistible.

Cole was absolutely smitten, and proceeded to eat about 6 of these little pies for his breakfast…… for real – he actually ate 6. If only we could all that kind of metabolism right…. ?

So I have been dying to share this recipe with you lovelies and I hope you enjoy as much as we did <3 <3

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Apple Hand Pies with Oatmeal Crust & Maple Glaze

Makes: 10 Hand Pies

Things you need…

Oatmeal Pie Crust
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup oat flour ** {I make my own with rolled oats}
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buter, cold & cubed
1/2 cup ice water

Apple Filling
2 large apples, peeled & chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
pinch of cloves
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp rolled oats

Egg wash
1 egg
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp cream

1 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)
1 tbsp rolled oats for sprinkling (optional)

Maple Glaze
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 cup icing sugar

How to make…

Oatmeal Pie Crust

**To make your own oat flour – place about 1 cup of large flake rolled oats into a food processor and pulse until they turn into a fine, flour -like consistency.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oat flour sugar and salt until combined. Add in the cold, cubed butter and gently toss the cubes to coat them in the dry ingredients. Slowly begin to work the butter into the flour with your fingers or with a pastry cutter until pea sized chunks of butter remain.

Next, drizzle the cold water over top of the mixture and use a fork to gently toss the mixture until a ragged dough forms. Turn dough out onto a cool work surface and shape into two equal rectangles that are about 1 inch thick. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 – 60 minutes.

Once chilled, remove the dough from the fridge and set on a lightly floured work surface. Lightly flour the top and use a rolling pin to roll each piece of dough into a rough rectangle that is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into 5 equal parts. In total you will end up with 20 rectangular pieces.

Set the cut pieces of pie dough onto a piece of parchment paper and set in the fridge while you prepare you apple filling.

Apple Filling / Egg Wash / Assembly

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until everything is evenly combined and apples are evenly coated.

In a small bowl, beat together egg, cream and sugar until combine; Set aside.

Remove your pie dough cut outs from the fridge and spread about 2 tbsp of apple filling onto half of the pie dough cut outs, leaving about 1/2 inch border around the edges. Next place the remaining half of the pie dough cut outs on top of the apple filling and gently pinch together the edges of each pie. Use a fork or the end of a fork to create the patterned edge and to help seal everything nice an tight.

Make a few slits in the top of each of the prepared pies to allow for steam to escape while they bake. Next, brush each of the pies with prepared egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar and some extra large flake rolled oats.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden and the filling it bubbling out of the slits in the top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Maple Glaze
Meanwhile, prepare you maple glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and icing sugar. If your mixture is a bit too thick, simply add a few drops of milk of water until it is thick but still fluid enough to be drizzles.

Once your pies have had about 10 minutes to cool, drizzle the maple glaze over top. Serve warm or allow them to cool completely to room temperature before serving if preferred. Eat up and enjoy!

 

Happy Baking!

KP xoxo

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