Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys. Guess what day it is.
Seriously. That ad. Will never get old for me. I actually have it on a shirt. For serious. (Thanks Barb!)
Can I let y’all in on a little secret? I’m a sucker for bad jokes. Like seriously. Love them. They make me snort. Do you guys follow Harlow & Sage on Instagram? Every Monday they do a classic joke. This week’s? Killed me. The Meryl Streep laugh at the end, though. Oh man is that the icing on the cake. TEN TICKLES! Oh jeeze. I’m dead.
My good friend’s littlest sister used to have the best bad jokes. But she was so young they were good jokes to her. I think they’re good jokes, but I hear I’m not a good judge of such things. She grew up though. I doubt bad jokes are still in her repertoire.
Bad pickup lines get me too. Seriously. But only if they’re bad in a cheesy way. My favorite? Good thing I brought my library card; cuz I’m checkin’ you out! Aaawww yeeaaaah.
Anyhoodle. Bad jokes have nothing to do with these cheesy little hand-pies of goodness. You can have them baked up lickety split. They’re killer. As we all know I still have a quaking fear of homemade pie dough, so obviously I used the Pillsbury crust. C’mon it’s so dang easy, and aaalllllways delicious.
Also SAVE THOSE SCRAPS. I have a delicious little snack you can whip up with those too. They take even less time to make than the pies. Which is bonkers. Also. Easily my favorite treat from when I was a kid. But you’ll get that next week. OH THE SUSPENSE!
*Just a Note: I used “sweet cheddar” by Kerrygold but if you can’t find it a mild white cheddar is your best bet. I also have a tiny jar of truffled honey (ohmahgaahh) but if you don’t have that a nice floral honey will do just fine.
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, halved and cut into thin slices
- ¼ lb sweet cheddar, sliced into thin ½inch wide strips, approximately the length of your thumb (or off the short end of the block)
- truffle honey
- 1 package Pillsbury pie crust (or homemade, enough to make 2 9 inch rounds)
- egg wash
- popsicle sticks (if you fancy)
- Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment or a silpat. Set aside.
- Unroll one pie dough and trim to a rectangle. SAVE THE SCRAPS.
- Cut into 4 rectangles. Place popsicle sticks onto two of the rectangles making sure at least an inch is overhanging into the dough.
- Place 3 - 4 slices of cheddar on the pie dough, leaving a ¼" boarder.
- Layer with 4 slices of apple, drizzle with honey, and top with another 2 slices of cheddar.
- Wet the edge of the pie dough and top with the other cut rectangle. Crimp the edges with a fork or your fingers. Transfer to the baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining pie dough. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the top is golden and the edges caramelized.
- Let cool on pans at least 5-10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Don't try to pick up by the stick until mostly cooled or the pies will break.
- Serve warm. Will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for approx. 3 days.