Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Luck in Hand!

Usually, I make a large pork roast along with sauerkraut and apple pie for our New Year's Day dinner and we have family over to celebrate with us.  This year, all of our family was out of town do it was just the four of us.  Instead of the big meal, I chose to make a meal out of finger food!!  It was super kid friendly and easy to prepare.  We had hot dogs topped with kraut and bacon wrapped tater tots from a Kraft recipe I saw on Facebook.  I also made the Rotel-Velvetta queso in a mini crockpot.  For dessert, I made apple hand pies topped with vanilla ice cream!  It was an unusual, but tasty way to eat our pork, sauerkraut and apples for luck!

(Posted by Kraft)

28 tater tots
7 thick slices of bacon, quartered

Wrap a quarter slice of bacon around a tater tot and lay on a foil lined baking sheet. 

Bake in a 375*F oven for 25-30 minutes. Turn each bite over after 15 minutes for even cooking.  Serve hot from the oven!

Apple Hand Pies
(Yields 10 Pies)

Make the dough for a double crust pie. I posted my Nana's recipe back in 2012( )

Roll out the dough and using a biscuit cutter, cut out 20 rounds.  Roll the rounds out to 5-6 inches in diameter and place 1-2 tbsp of pie filling on 10 rounds. Dot each with a cube of butter.

Place the remaining rounds as toppers. Roll edges up and crimp with a fork.  Pierce the top of each hand pie to vent.  Before they go into the oven, brush each with an egg wash made of one egg white and a tablespoon of water.  Bake for 25-30 minutes in a 325*F oven.  Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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