Quick and Healthy Apple Pie Pockets

Here are some really quick apple pie pockets that go together literally in just a couple of minutes - I can get up for 5am for my early morning Aikido class, and have one in my hand out of the oven 30 minutes later when I'm jumping in the car. This assumes you have some dough in the fridge - which I strongly encourage you to get into the habit of doing for making all sorts of pockets, pizzas, buns and more. Not only are these quick, but if you use whole wheat dough they are quite healthy too, with no fat aside from the little bit used to make the dough, and just 2 teaspoons of brown sugar per pocket.

First you want to slice up your apples - quarter them, core them, and dice them pretty small. One average sized apple should do for 2 pockets - though of course it depends on the size of the apple and the size of the pocket. Put the diced apples in a bowl a fair bit bigger than the amount of apple you have - because you are going to have to mix it all up after you add the filling mixture.

Filling Mixture

It does not get a whole lot easier than this :

  • 1 tablespoon white flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

That's about what you need for a single pocket - so just multiply it up for how many pockets you want to make. It is OK to make too much because it stores well in a jar after being mixed.

Toss the mixture in the bowl with your apples until it is all mixed up well, then start rolling out the dough and filling your pockets. I used about 60g of dough per pocket - and as you can see in my video, the dandy pocket makers that my wife bought me for Christmas really make quick work of the job. Fill one side of the circle with apples, then add a bit of the powder mixture to give it a little extra than what is already coating the apple. Then fold it over and seal.

Preheat the oven to 350F and bake for 20 minutes. If you want to make for a better presentation, brush with eggwhite before baking.