Apple Pockets Recipe
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Apple Pockets Recipe

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This is a great way to enjoy the taste of apple pie without the guilt. The cute golden bundles are shaped from a homemade yeast dough, but it's their old-fashioned flavor that really appeals. —Sharon Martin of Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 2-3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 136 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt. In a saucepan, heat the water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to the dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Divide dough into four portions. Roll each portion into an 8-in. square. Cut into four 4-in. squares. Cut apple slices into thirds; toss with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Place 1/4 cup filling on each square; bring up the corners up over the filling and pinch to seal. Secure with a toothpick if needed. Place 3 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  3. Brush with milk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pockets in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p37

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BruJoy User ID: 4300589 43749
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"These were very good and surprisingly easy to make. I will use a better baking apple next time so the apples are really soft, but it was still good with some firmness to the apples. I used cinnamon sugar to sprinkle over them after brushing with milk. I think a powdered sugar frosting glaze would also be excellent drizzled over the tops. This is a nice alternative to apple pie and much healthier than my pie recipes! Thanks!"

lisacknapp User ID: 2502836 113039
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This is a wonderful and easy recipe. My fiance absolutely loves these, it's a tasty treat that is easy to make and won't set you back on calories, yum!"

jackiesmith72 User ID: 4107218 87169
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Everyone I have made these for think they are amazing! I add more fall spices and I use more apples. 5 cups works well. I top them with whipped cream or ice cream. Yummy!"

MennoCzechGirl User ID: 5382603 205036
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"This is a family recipe called Apple Prieska. Only we use a pie crust dough instead of a yeast dough. My dad likes to sprinkle it with Brown Sugar."

AngryGood User ID: 4474001 43233
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Wow; these look awesome! However, I still don't deem them to be too healthy, although they are light. Has anyone tried to make these whole wheat? Can you sub the butter with applesauce or oil or something to lower the saturated fats and cholesterol? Maybe, could we reduce the sodium?"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 85806
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"These were VERY good, fairly easy to make and easily doubled for a larger group."

vsc User ID: 2734587 135288
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I couldn't believe how easy it was to work with this dough, I was so excited, I made them again the next day."

tazmotor User ID: 1775737 43748
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2009

"I made a glaze with a little maple flavoring added to drizzle on mine. That was very good with the apples. They sure don't taste low fat."

Jolie514 User ID: 4333980 36467
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Yum, these are easy to make and were enjoyed by the whole family. I would definitely make them again. Jolie"

mariekarin User ID: 3296535 135286
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"I made several of these and found the squares to be way too small I made mine 6x6 and it was perfect size. Everyone loved these served with vanilla ice cream. Marie"

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