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Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes • Serves: 12

1 medium Granny Smith apple
1/4 cup packed Schnucks brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Schnucks all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
1 teaspoon McCormick® ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts
12 wrapped caramels, cut in half
1 Schnucks large egg
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.

Core and thinly slice apple; coarsely chop slices. (You should have about 2 cups.) In large bowl, toss sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Dust work surface with flour.

Soften 1 pie crust as label directs; unroll pie crust. With 3-inch round cutter or glass, cut 9 circles from dough. Gather dough scraps; with rolling pin, roll out scraps and cut 3 more circles. Place about 2 tablespoons apple filling and 2 pieces caramel in center of 6 circles; top each with remaining 6 circles. Seal edges of pies with fork; transfer pies to prepared pan. Repeat process with remaining pie crust to make 6 more pies.

In small bowl, whisk egg; evenly brush tops of pies with egg and sprinkle with salt. With paring knife, cut 2 vents in top of each pie.

Bake pies 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 hand pies.

Each serving (1 pie): about 200 calories, 10 g total fat (4 g saturated), 16 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 12 g sugars, 2 g protein