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Apple Pie Pockets

Apple Pie Pockets

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Ingredients
  • 1 4 ounce stick  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 gala apples-peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Red sugar sprinkles
Directions
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar on high speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla and salt and mix at low speed until blended. Mix in the flour at low speed until incorporated.
  3. Shape into a 5-inch square. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees . Line 1 cookie sheet with parchment. In a medium skillet, cook the apples, brown sugar, butter and apple pie spice over medium-high heat, stirring, for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. On a floured surface, cut the dough into 4 strips. Working with 1 strip at a time, roll out to a 5-by-10-inch rectangle; spoon one-quarter of the apple filling lengthwise down the center.
  6. Brush the short edges and 1 long edge with egg white. Fold the long edge over to meet the other edge; seal, then trim the edges. Transfer to the prepared pan. Using a fork, crimp the seams. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Using a toothpick, prick the tops.
  7. Bake until golden, 50 minutes. Let cool on the pan, 20 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners sugar and cream. Brush over the warm dough pockets; top with the sprinkles. Let cool; cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces.