Apple Recipes: Apple Pie Pockets and Apple Filled Oatmeal Cookies

The apple is so universal to baking that Apple Pie is known as an All-American standard. For convenience and your own individual apple pies, try this recipe for Apple Pie Pockets. These little gems are perfect for lunchboxes and picnics as well as for a grab and go treat. The Apple Filled Oatmeal Cookies offer a fresh take on another familiar American icon--the oatmeal cookie.

APPLE PIE POCKETS

1 pkg refrigerator pie crust

3 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1/3 cup sugar

2 tbsp flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 tbsp butter

milk

1/4 cup sugar & 1/2 tsp cinnamon combined in a small bowl

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each circle of pie crust into four wedges. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss apple slices with the mixture until slices are evenly coated. Place 6 to 8 mixture-coated apple slices on half (just off the middle) of the pie crust wedges. Dot slices with butter and fold the crust up over the slices. Seal the open edges with a fork dipped in milk. Make tiny slits in top for air holes. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the milk. Repeat the process with the remaining wedges. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet until golden brown or about 15 to 18 minutes.

Yield: 8

Note: This pie pockets are also great served warm with ice cream.

APPLE FILLED OATMEAL COOKIES

1 cup finely chopped apples

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp water

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

2 cups oatmeal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a saucepan, combine apples, raisins, pecans, granulated sugar, and water. cook and stir this mixture until thick and apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Cream the brown sugar with the butter then beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in the eatmeal. Set aside 3/4 cup of the dough. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets. Make a small depression in each cookie and add a small amount of the apple mixture to the depressed spot. Top apple mixture with a small amount of the reserved dough. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees until cookies are lightly browned.

Enjoy!

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