august apple pockets

These little gems of Musselman's apple butter and chunky apple sauce all baked up in phyllo dough are just what I needed after a frustrating morning in the city.  Sure we live outside the actual city of DC but it's close enough that when I went off to run some errands this morning I found myself at three different stores without one helpful person.

Part of me wanted to feel bad for myself.  Don't people understand that when you have a baby attached to you that they should be more helpful?  Clearly you're working against the clock here and need to get home in time to feed the boy and put him down for a nap before it's too late.  I have no problem running around with him but today when no employee could actually take me around the store to help me and one place told me differing information that led me to decide I'll just be printing Anderson's birthday invitations myself, I was a bit annoyed.

I started wishing we lived somewhere else.  Somewhere like where I'm from, where people are helpful and hospitable and caring.  Or somewhere like where we want to go, because surely everyone will be perfect there.

Since that's not the case here, or at least in my experience today, I decided to remind myself that dinner was already made thanks to naptime cooking and that I could call my Mom who could and would run any errands for me that I needed to help ease the stress.

After a lunch of rice and beans and squash for both me and Anderson and the sweetest time with the boy where he leans on me after nursing for several minutes, looks up at me as I sing him Amazing Grace, and then giggles as I smile back at him, I was feeling better.

Better and ready to put the phyllo dough I had thawed in my fridge and loads of apple products thanks to my Musselman's winnings to good use.

These ended up hitting the spot.  On a cooler day I'd like them with a nice cup of tea.  As for today I ate mine with a large glass of water then pawned two off on my neighbor who stopped by to say hi.  Now that's another small town type thing to be thankful for here.

{Ingredient's You'll Need}

  • about 10-12 sheets thawed phyllo dough
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups chunky applesauce
  • 2 heaping tablespoons apple butter
  • 2 teaspoons minute tapioca
  • cooking spray
  • powdered sugar
1.  Preheat your oven to 375.  In a saucepan combine your applesauce, apple butter and tapioca.  Cook on medium high until bubbly then turn down to medium low for about 5-10 minutes until thickened, stirring every few minutes.

2.  On a board place one sheet of dough and spray with cooking spray.  Repeat layers until you have about 5.  Now spoon 6 dollops of your filling equally across the dough and top with your remaining sheets, spraying cooking spray in between each sheet.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 5-7 minutes until golden.

3.  Top with some powdered sugar and enjoy immediately, alone or with a good friend.

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