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!
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
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!
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.