Quick Apple Pielets


1 stick Pie crust
2 medium Tart apples, pared, cored, and sliced (2 cups)
1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp. Lemon juice
1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 Tbl. Cornstarch
1 Tbl. Cold water
Optional Shredded cheddar cheese to add to pastry
Optional Whipped cream or topping for top of pielets

Prepare pie crust mix according to package directions. Roll to 12×6-inch rectangle; cut into 3-inch squares with pastry wheel or knife. (Finely shredded Cheddar cheese may be added to the pastry.) Prick with fork. Bake on baking sheet at 450? for 8 to 10 minutes or till lightly browned.

Combine apples, sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring once or twice, for 5 minutes or until tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into apple mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

Remove from heat; cool. For each serving, spoon some filling between two pastry squares; top each with more filling. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

*Note: Use extra pastry squares as base for creamed chicken or turkey.

Yield: 2 servings

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