Super Easy Pocket Pies




By Noreen Doll.

Make super quick, super easy pocket pies with uncooked flour tortillas.

Since the ingredients in these tortillas are almost the same as in pie crust, I thought they would work as the pie crusts.

They are already rolled out in a circle and are quite sturdy to handle.

You can fill them with anything: fruit, meat, vegetables, cheese, or whatever else appeals to you.

These super easy pocket pies bake beautifully. When we suspiciously taste tested our apple pocket pies, certain they would taste like tortillas, they were delicious!

Ingredients

4 – 8 inch uncooked flour tortillas

2 apples – you need about 1/2 apple for each pie

2 – 3 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Flour

1 – 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. If you don’t want to have to scrub your cookie sheet, lay a piece of aluminum foil on it.  I used a cookie sheet with sides, just in case the juice seeped out.

2. Arrange flour tortillas on the cookie sheet so there is one on each side.


3. Peel and slice the apples, putting half an apple on each tortilla half. (See speedy apple slicing tip.)


4. Use the lid from the lemon bottle to sprinkle about half a capful of lemon juice over the apple slices in each tortilla.

5. Mix the flour and sugar together and sprinkle about 1/4 of it over each apple pile. You can use more sugar if you like yours sweeter.

This amount of sugar will make the pocket pies slightly tart.

6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. We like lots of cinnamon.

7. Wet your fingertips and rub them around the bottom edge of half of one tortilla.


Fold the top half of the tortilla over so the edges match and press them together.

8. Using a fork, press deeply all the way around the edge of the pie, so the edge is well sealed.

Cut a few slashes in the top of the pie to release steam. This keeps the edges from pulling apart and spilling out the juice. I made 5 slashes in each one.

9. Dampen the top of the crust with a bit of water and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.

I left 2 pies without cinnamon sugar for a family member who prefers them without.

10. Bake 10 minutes. Turn the pan around in the oven and bake another 10 minutes until golden brown.

Apple super easy pocket pies are absolutely scrumptious when eaten warm. I don’t know how they taste cold because they didn’t last that long!

Tips

This may work with cooked flour tortillas as well, but I haven’t tried it.

To make a really good apple pie, use 2 different kinds of apples. They are better if they are slightly tart.

I used Jonamac and Empire apples, but Granny Smith would also work well. If you can find Jonathon apples, they are the very best!

Cherry Pocket Pie

I used canned cherry pie filling for these, and removed most of the liquid so the pies weren’t so juicy.

As you can see, plenty of juice still bubbled up through the slits.

Look how yummy it is!

Because I really loaded the cherries in each pocket pie and removed most of the liquid, one 20 ounce can only made 3 pies. But you could easily get 4 pies with a few less cherries in each one.

Noreen Doll

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  1. What a great idea! I’ll have to try this. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  2. This looks easy enough and really tasty! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great idea – those pies looks delicious!

  4. My grandma used to make these from canned biscuits, but your idea is much easier. I will certainly try these. Thanks for sharing this idea. Enjoy your day! –Vickie

  5. These look so delicious and easy. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-link_14.html
    It runs Wednesday through Sunday night. I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  6. YUM!!! I never thought of using tortillas. Fantastic!

  7. What a great idea. I’m going to have to look for uncooked tortillas. This would be a great make ahead and freeze treat since they cook so quickly, my son could grab one and pop it in the oven for an easy snack. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party

  8. I love easy! Stopping by from Busy Monday link up.

  9. Shut the front door, never would have thought of a tortilla! I always use biscuits! Thanks for linking up @ Miss Information and have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  10. What a fun idea for an easy Thanksgiving dessert!

    I would love for you to share these with my readers at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    http://www.couponingncooking.com

  11. Yum! That looks delicious and nice and easy to make!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  12. “Super Easy” caught my eye !:o) Great idea…going to try soon! Glad to have found your site via Sew Many Ways…I’ll be visiting often! Thanks!

  13. That looks delicious!

    My entry.

  14. This is such a great idea! I love it! Pinning this to try sometime :)
    Rebecca

  15. What a BRILLIANT idea! I have some apples so will be trying these out very soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  16. These pies look so yummy.
    This is a fabulous idea. Quick and easy too !
    Thanks for sharing.
    I am visiting from Sew Many Ways.
    Rose

  17. Love this!

  18. These look yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. I soooo have to try this!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  20. These look so delicious and I’m featuring them today! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  21. I didn’t even know uncooked tortillas existed! This is too easy NOT to do! Thanks for sharing!

  22. brilliant! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  23. Love this idea – the possibilities are endless!! Pinning it to try. Thanks for the tutorial.

  24. Wow! That is easy! Thanks for sharing it! Sorry I am behind with my visiting.

  25. Simple and tasty…a great recipe for whipping up with the kids. Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Show and Tell!

  26. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned.
    Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

  27. Oh yumm! I would have never thought to do it that way. I will have to try it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  28. Noreen,
    These look delicious! Especially that cherry pie, Mmmm :) Thanks so much. Have a wonderful rest of the week :)
    Michelle

  29. These pies look scrumptious. Do they freeze well? I mean before baking them

  30. I’ve never used uncooked tortillas a try, but this pie idea will definitely make them worth it!

  31. Love me some cherry pie so this is also getting pinned!

  32. Stopping by from MakingMonday Party. These look terrific and I must try them!

  33. So easy and delicious! I’m a sucker for apple empanadas at a local fast food place. I think after this post they won’t see me there as often. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Looks so yummy!
    I would love if you would link up with me and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  35. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    These look delicious! Pinned it and can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday!

  36. These look so good! I am going to try these soon! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at TTF!

  37. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! Love how easy these are!

  38. These look great. I had no idea you could buy uncooked tortillas. Learn something new every day. Thank you for linking up on Tips and Tricks!

  39. Pinned it ! I want some right now! Looks scrumptious.

  40. I have to show this to my daughter..I see a new SPECIALTY that she will be making for fun for us!

    Hugs
    Karin

  41. I’m stopping by from the Family Fridays link up. I had no idea you could buy uncooked flour tortillas! I have a great recipe for making them too so may try that. These look amazing!

  42. I’ve never heard of uncooked flour tortillas! lol This looks awesome and would be even easier in my quesadilla maker. Thank you for sharing this one on the Family Friday Link-up too :)

  43. This is pretty darn genius! Looks so tasty. Will have to share the recipe with my sister so she can make these for her boys!

  44. An excellent idea! I will certainly try this sometime soon. Thank you so much for sharing on Saturday Spotlight! HUGS!

  45. Neat idea. And I’m sure a lower calorie option that super butter pie crust. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell party.

  46. YUM!!! Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

  47. Thanks for sharing these! They look so delicious!

  48. Yum! Those look so good and are so easy to make. I would have never thought it was a tortilla. The “pie crust” looks so flaky! Thanks for sharing your easy pocket pie recipe at Mom’s Library!

  49. THANK YOU for this recipe! I have some uncooked Tortilla Land Tortillas in my fridge (the ONLY wheat tortillas I can find that are all-natural) and was searching for a recipe like this to make a Mexican meat pie. What a simple tutorial to follow so that I don’t have to go it alone. Much appreciated! :)

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