Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 Vegan MOFO - Day 8 - Chow Locally Giveaway #2 and Apple Cranberry Hand Pies!

Good Morning. It is a very rainy day here in the Valley of the Sun, so I must leave early for work this morning. Before I head off, I wanted to post a picture of the delicious hand pies I made last night with the gala apples from my Chow Locally share box. I will post the recipe when I get home tonight. It's pretty easy and these are slightly addicting.

Apple Cranberry Hand Pies

Makes 8 pies

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 cups thinly sliced peeled gala apples (about 2 large or 3 smaller)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 - 1.1 pound package vegan puff pastry sheets, thawed
coconut spray oil 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pour lemon juice into large bowl. As you are peeling and slicing apples, toss slices in lemon juice to prevent browning. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to bowl. Combine well. Let sit for about 10 minutes until apples start to release some of their juices. Stir in cranberries, walnuts and coconut oil and combine well.

Roll puff pasty on floured surface to approximately 10" x 10" squares. Cut 4 - 5 inch circles from each sheet. Put a generous 1/3 cup of apple mixture on one half of each circle, making sure to leave enough of a margin for sealing the pies (about 1/2 inch). Fold puff pastry over mixture and seal using fork tines.
Make three small cuts with a sharp knife in the top of each pie. Place pies on baking sheet leaving approximately 2 inches between pies. Spray tops with coconut spray oil or there neutral flavored oil. 

Bake for 20-22 minutes until pastry is golden brown. Let cool for about 15 minutes before serving. Can be reheated in oven for about 5-8 minutes at 400. 

Now the most important thing to post is GIVEAWAY #2. 

This giveaway is closed and the winner is….

#4 - Cindy P! Congrats! I will be contacting you to set up your pickup spot!

As a reminder, here are the rules:

1 - You must live or be in the Phoenix area.

2 - You must be able to pick up your fresh produce on the day specified for  the pick up location you chose. (I will contact you with details on pick up locations/times).

3 - Please leave a comment about you favorite fall dish by midnight tonight. Only one comment per poster please. Make sure to leave a way to contact you or check back tomorrow to see if you are the winner and contact me.

4- Winner will be drawn at random tomorrow.

Good Luck!!

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