Try this kid friendly recipe in the kitchen with your kids. It looks and tastes like desert but you’ll see that it’s actually a whole grain and fruit smart treat. These easy fruit pocket pies start with soft whole grain bread and are fill with apples or peaches and berries can be added as well.
To create the fruit filling, peel, core and slice peaches or apples and cover with a half cup of water in a quart sauce pan. Simmer covered for around 20 minutes until tender. You can also cheat and simmer the apples or peaches in a slow cooker barely covered with water for an hour or more. Either way, strain liquid and mash with a potato masher. Now you have your fruit filling for the easy fruit pocket pies.
Four lbs. of fruit will make approximately 4 cups of fruit filling and each using about 6 tablespoons of filling.
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of sugar
12 slices of whole wheat bread
¼ cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spoon fruit filling onto the centers of 6 slices of bread.
Top with second slices of bread and mash the edges with a fork.
Crust can be cut off of the edges.
Lightly brush each side of the pocket with oil.
Place pies on an ungreased baking sheet.
Sprinkle tops with cinnamon.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until lightly toasted and cool for 30 minutes.
Work and play together as a family.
While the easy fruit pocket pies are cooking make sure the kids help wash and clean up the kitchen. While the pies cool enjoy a game of cards or board game.