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Fresh Apple Pockets

Contributed by: NAPSA

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(NAPSA) - It's a handheld world -handheld food processors, handheld TV sets and handheld digital organizers-so now may be the right time to create a handheld version of the classic American apple pie.

Fresh Apple Pockets
Known as Fresh Apple Pockets, this handheld version can be served warm or cool, on a crystal platter or even in a lunchbox. It's a fabulous way to offer the always-popular apple pie in a tasty, tidy square.

This treat has a tender, buttery crust and an aromatic apple-cinnamon filling. Top it with an egg wash and sugar-or invent your own variations with nuts in the filling or drizzled icing on top. The pockets are also delicious `a la mode.

To make these treats, you need Fleischmann's Yeast. The company offers a complete line of popular yeast products including Fresh Active Yeast, Active Dry Yeast, RapidRise Yeast (for this recipe), and Bread Machine Yeast.


  • Dough

    • 2 to 21/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 envelope Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1/3 cup butter or margarine

  • Apple Filling

    • 2 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 2 medium)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Egg Glaze

    • 1 egg, slightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • Sugar


In a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat water and butter until very warm (120 to 130 F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough in half. Roll each to 10-inch square; cut into 4 (5-inch) squares. Place about 1/4 cup Apple Filling onto center of each. Bring corners up over filling; pinch together to seal. Place on greased large baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Brush tops with Egg Glaze; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; serve warm.

Apple Filling:

In medium bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Toss to coat evenly. Set aside.

Egg Glaze:

In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Stir to blend.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Serving Size: one pocket; Serving Weight: 4.2 ounces (118 grams); Calories: 280; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 20 mg; Sodium: 230 mg; Carbohydrates: 49 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 19 g; Protein: 4 g

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