Almond Apple Pie Crescents
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Serves: about 30
Almond Apple Pie Crescents are sweet, cinnamon apples baked in a almond pie crust shaped into crescents, perfect for lunches for a fall treat.
  • Pie Dough
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoons frozen butter - cubed
  • about 4 tablespoons ice water
  • Apple Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups diced apple 2 - 3 small
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons water
  • Topping
  • raw sugar (can use regular)
  • egg white
  1. To prepare the pie dough, put the almonds and sugar into your food processor bowl. Pulse off and on until the almonds are ground. Add the flour and frozen butter cubes. Pulse until butter is just combined. Add ice water until it comes together in a ball. Remove from food processor and wrap up tightly in saran wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the apple filling. Cut up apples into tiny pieces. Place in a saucepan with the sugar, butter and pinch of cinnamon. Cook over medium low heat until apples are tender, stirring often. When the apples are tender mix together the cornstarch and water. Stir in as much as needed to thicken the apples. Refrigerate to cool.
  3. To make the crescents
  4. Roll the dough out, using additional flour as needed. Cut circles of dough using a 2 1/2 inch cutter. Place a scant teaspoon of the apple filling on the dough. Fold over and seal edges. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before baking. Check that they are sealed good before baking.
  5. Brush egg white on top and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes until lightly browned.
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