There is just something about new school supplies and a new lunchbox.
It’s the time of year that children dread and parents love – back-to-school time! There's no doubt that it's one of those things you have to ease into, so to reduce some of the sting of (or to celebrate) the return to school, throw a back-to-school party. And on the menu include apple recipes – a teacher’s favorite!
I decided to whip up individual apple pies. They are super easy to make. I used a petite apple pie mold, like this Tovolo mold
found on Amazon. While you could make your own apple pie filling, using store-bought filling saves you from peeling and coring. Jazz it up and add a few autumn-themed spices to the pie filling. I found this awesome recipe on Cooks.com
for Apple Pie Pockets
. They're not only delicious, but they are a great lunchbox item or after-school snack.
Roll out the two boxes of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust and use the pie crust mold to cut out 12 apple shapes.
In a medium bowl, mix together the filling, butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place one apple cutout onto the mold. Put a spoonful of the filling mixture in the center. Lay another apple cutout on top. Close the mold, pressing the edges together.
Put the apple-shaped pockets in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Beat one large egg and set aside for egg wash. Before baking, brush each apple-shaped pocket with the egg wash.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until filling is bubbling and the outside is golden brown. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Additional Back-to-School Touches:
- Add fun back-to-school signs by creating chalkboard labels to identify the food.
- Forget flowers – create a pencil bouquet.
- Use plates with divided sections, just like the cafeteria trays, to bring back the school memories!
Host a fab back-to-school party and start your school year with an A+.
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