2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
6-7 tablespoons ice water
1 large granny smith apple, diced fine
1/4 cup sugar
juice of half a lemon
2 teaspoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 caramels, cut into 8 pieces each
1 pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
Combine flour and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Toss with 6 to 7 tablespoons of cold water until dough comes together.
Roll out dough and cut into 24 small circles.
Place 12 circles onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Combine diced apples, sugar, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon.
Top twelve dough circles with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of apple mixture,
4 pieces of caramel and a bit of salt.
Place the remaining 12 dough circles on top of filling.
Using a fork, crimp around the edges to seal pies.
Brush pies with beaten egg and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Bake pies at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let pies cool, filling will be very hot.
(Adapted from original recipe at Just a Taste.)