Thursday, December 12, 2013

NO FAIL Buttercrust Pastry Dough / Apple Hand Pie (Empanaditas)

Buttercrust Pastry Dough

Ingredients for about 1 pound pie dough (enough for 1 large pie or 4 turnovers):
2 cups flour (measure carefully, do not pack!)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 oz)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp ice water

Add 1 cup of the flour, butter and short pulse for a minute. Add sugar and salt and ice water … longer pulses. Turn out onto a mat and gently bring to a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Apple Hand Pies

For 4 Apple Hand Pies:
about 1 pound pie dough, divided into 4
egg wash (1 egg beaten with 2 tsp milk)
granulated sugar as needed
For the apple filling:
2 tbsp butter, browned
2 or 3 green apples
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or to taste
1 or 2 tsp of water if needed

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