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Castello® Brie and Apple Hand Pies

Castello® Brie and Apple Hand Pies

8 servings
Cheesy Fruity


  • all purpose flour
  • table salt
  • cold butter cubed
  • ice water
  • 1 egg white
  • cream
  • granulated sugar
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/4” cubes
  • all purpose flour
  • demerera sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • 1 pkg (125 g) Castello® Brie, thinly sliced


1. Place flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the butter and lard cubes; gently combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Add the chilled water at once and use your hands to incorporate the water.

4. Gently shape dough into a circular block. It should still have streaks of butter and lard.

5. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

6. Place apples in a medium bowl and toss with flour. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

7. Take the dough out of refrigerator; allowing it to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes) before rolling.

8. Preheat oven to 425º F (215ºC)

9. On a floured work surface, quickly roll the dough to approximately 21 by 17 inches.

10. Using a 3” round cookie cutter, cut dough into 3 x 3 inch circles.

11. Using a tablespoon, spoon the apple filling into the centre of every other circle.

12. Place slices of Castello® Brie equally on top of the filling.

13. Wet around the sides of the circle with water.

14. Lay matching circle on top and crimp sides with a fork.

15. In a small bowl combine, egg white and cream; stir to combine.

16. Brush egg wash over the hand pies and cut steam holes with a knife.

17. Sprinkle with sugar and bake until golden brown - approximately 30 minutes.