Cinnamon Apple Mini-Pies

  • 1 package (8 ounces) Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 large Egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • Coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar

    Filling

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground allspice
  • 2 cups Finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons Cold unsalted butter

Recipe Instructions

  • In Bosch Mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and allspice; set aside. Divide each portion of dough into 12 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-in. circle. Place a tablespoonful of chopped apples on one side. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar mixture; dot with 1/4 teaspoon butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and water. Brush edges of pastry with egg wash; fold pastry over filling and seal edges well with a fork. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush remaining egg wash over tops. Cut slits in pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 425° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.