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Chocolate and Cherry Applesauce Hand Pies

Chocolate and Cherry Applesauce Hand Pies
Chocolate and Cherry Applesauce Hand Pies

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (or 1 recipe for double crust pie crusts)
  • 1/2 cup Our Family Garden, Cinnamon Applesauce
  • 1/3 cup sour cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (beaten)

Directions

Roll out (or unroll if purchased) pie dough. Cut into 4 inch circles using a biscuit cutter (or cut around a 4 inch bowl).

Mix Applesauce and preserves in a bowl.

Melt chocolate in the microwave (1 minute at med. High, then stir and continue in microwave at 15-20 second intervals if needed until melted and smooth).

Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Spread 1 Tablespoon cream cheese mixture on half of the pie crust rounds. Top with 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate, then 1 Tablespoon of the applesauce mixture.

Sandwich together with another pie dough circle and use the prongs of a fork to seal the edges. Cut a small slit in the top. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops of each hand pie with beaten egg.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

Debbie Huber, Petersburg, NJ
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