Apple Hand Pies

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8-10 Granny Smith Apples peeled and cored (you can use any variety of apple)

cut into slices less than 1/4 inch thickApple Hand Pies (4)Squeeze of lemon (to taste)
1/2 cup Sugar (try Brown Sugar for more flavor)
1/2 tsp Salt (preferably sea salt)
1/2 – 2 tsp Cinnamon (to taste)
1/4 tsp Nutmeg (preferably fresh ground)
1-2 Tbl Unsalted Butter

Heat apple mixture in pot with Butter until apples become slightly tender.

                              Apple Hand Pies (5)Pie Dough                                                                                                                                4 cups flour                                                                                                                              1 1/2 tsp kosher salt                                                                                                                2  tsp sugar                                                                                                                              3 sticks of butter                                                                                                                     1/2 to 1 cup ice water

Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in food processor. Pulse till combined evenly. Cut butter into pieces and add to flour mixture. Process about 20 seconds while drizzling ice water. Use only just enough water. You don’t want it to be wet.  Be careful not to over process.                                                                            Apple Hand Pies (1)

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