Fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to turn into beautiful warm shades of red and yellow. The air is cooler and much crisper. New York Fashion Week has left every fashionista dreaming of Spring collections. Boots and chunky sweaters are finally making their way out of dusty closets. Comfort food is replacing light and fresh salads and ice cream. Fall is finally here.
To be honest, Fall is my favorite season. The food and fashion make it a winner in my book. I love the warm spices of fall. Cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon can be found in almost every autumn treat. September is a month of transition. We move away from the hot weather of summer and ease into the cool essence of Fall.
I figured since it is finally September, an apple dessert was much needed. I love any baked apple dessert, and I really love pastry desserts. I’m not going to lie. I used to love those little Hostess hand pies as a kid. How I liked them? I will never know, especially after seeing their calorie content.
I think we all used to love those little pies until we were old enough to know better.
I decided to do a little play on those hand pies, with a much more gourmet and grown-up version. You can use any fruit you would like. Because of the season, I chose apple. These are much more decadent and healthier than the kind you can find at gas stations.
refrigerate it until you are ready to roll it out.