Due to insane work commitments, my family was spread out over Christmas. We still wanted to open presents together, so my family had its first ever Skype Christmas conference, with folks logging on from North Carolina, Arkansas, Hawaii, Illinois and even Maryland! Even though it didn’t take the place of physically being in the same room, it was still a nice couple of hours of family face time.
Knowing I had the rest of Christmas Day to myself, I wanted to bake something simple yet special after the present-opening Skype Christmas conference. I opted for apple hand pies. I was feeling super-lazy and used Pillsbury pre-made pie crusts. I know! I’m bad! But, it would only be me eating them, and I really like the apple filling more than the crust. As for the filling, I followed a recipe from the faux martha, but chose to omit the ginger and add an additional 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon.
These apple hand pies were fun to make! Though, I was getting slightly annoyed at the egg wash step because I seemed to have misplaced my pastry brush! Ugh! After I made the apple hand pies from one pie crust, I took a shortcut and made an apple galette with the other pie crust and remaining apple filling. Both were delicious, especially with an ice cold glass of milk!
I hope your holiday was amazing, whether in-person or via Skype!