Paleo AIP Apple Hand Pies
Recipe type: Pastry
Cuisine: Breakfast
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Serves: 8
Delicious apple hand pies make the best breakfast treat!
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1¼ cups cassava flour
  • 1 tbs gelatin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut butter (softened for ten seconds in microwave)
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • ¾ cup water
  • Equipment
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Chef’s knife
  • Sauce pot
  • Heat safe spoon or ladle
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • 2x3 paper rectangle
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet/stone with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix well with a fork.
  3. In a small bowl add softened coconut butter, and using a hand mixer or your hands, cream coconut butter. Add maple syrup and water until completely combined.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a fork until you have a workable dough.
  5. Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment until very thin, but still pliable.
  6. Score the dough with a knife (I like to cut out a piece of parchment as a guide) into even rectangles or square (optional: use a cookie cutter of any size). My pop tarts were about 2 inches by 3 inches.
  7. Remove one square from the parchment using a pancake spatula and place on pre-lined baking sheet.
  8. Add one tablespoon of fruit preserves of jam to center of transferred square. Wet the edges of the square with water to help seal the top square.
  9. Select another square and gently place it over the jam (this is your top square).
  10. Gently press the edges of the pop tart to seal. I use a fork to imprint the edges after sealing.
  11. Repeat steps 7-10 until all squares are done!
  12. Bake for 2o minutes or until the edges are a nice, golden brown.
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