Happy Earth Day! Today, in the spirit of the Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet, I’m linking up with some fabulous fellow food bloggers to celebrate the day with a virtual picnic. We’re all bringing something different, whether it be a side dish, snack, dessert or drink, so be sure to check out all of the links below to get in on all the fun. I’m bringing these apple hand pies, which were easy to make with homemade pie crust that I had stashed in the freezer…but if you’re running short on time, you can use store-bought pie crust as well. Either way, make sure you get out today and enjoy a picnic of your own!
Simple Bites | Pressed Sandwiches
My Baking Addiction | Mixed Berry Cheesecakes in a Jar
Bluebonnets & Brownies | Nanny’s Potato Salad
Gourmande in the Kitchen | Honey Ginger Lemonade
Dine & Dish | Sangria
Add A Pinch | Herbed Tortellini Salad
Bakers Royale | Fruit Recipe Roundup
Three Many Cooks | Black and White Caviar
Food for My Family | Homemade Potato Chips and Avocado Ranch Dip
Tickled Red | Tangy Potato Salad
What’s Cooking with Kids | Kale Chips
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Mini Lemonade Cakes
TidyMom | Picnic Pies in a Jar
- 1 9″ pie crust
- 2 apples, diced
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp bourbon or rum (optional)
- 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water (for egg wash)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. To make the filling, combine the diced apples, flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt, and bourbon or rum. Stir until well-coated.
Roll the pie crust out to about 1/4″ thick. Using a 4″ cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out circles. Drop 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon of the filling on to each circle of dough.
Fold the top of the dough over the bottom, and seal the edges. Place the pies on the baking sheet and brush with the egg wash. Cut a small slit in the top of each pie.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes about 10 pies.