Apple and Cheddar Hand PieThis combines the sweet, tart flavor of apple with a sharp Cheddar cheese for a great snack or dessert.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hours
2-1/2 cups DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Apples, partially thawed,
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice,
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar,
pinch ground nutmeg,
2 tablespoons butter,
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour,
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed,
3/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed,
1 tablespoon water,
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Toss together apples and lemon juice. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until combined. Melt butter in sauté pan, stir in apple mixture cook 7 to 10 minutes until apple juices release and apples are slightly softened. Sprinkle flour over mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
Step 3: Roll out pastry sheet, on a lightly floured surface. With pizza wheel, cut pastry sheet into 6 squares.
Step 4: Add cheese to cooled apple mixture. Spoon about 1/2 cup apple mixture in the center of each pastry square, leaving a 1-inch border along the long sides. Carefully fold into triangle shape; crimp the ends together with fork to seal, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Step 5: Beat together egg and water to make an egg wash. With a pastry brush, lightly coat the outside of each square with the egg wash. Using a paring knife, make a vent in each triangle.
Step 6: Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry has risen and golden brown. If desired, slightly heat fig preserves and drizzle over pies.