Mini Apple Pies

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How to make a mini apple pie

 

Hey, everyone! I am Tiffany and I blog at picsandpastries.com. I am thrilled to be a contributor here at Capturing Joy. I love to bake and take photos and my blog is an outlet for both of those things. Speaking of baking, these mini apple pies are crazzyzyy delicious and absolutely adorable.

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I baked these on the back side of a mini muffin pan rather than baking them inside the muffin pan. By doing this, I was able to get more of the delicious apple pie filling into each individual pie crust. Believe me, you want more of this apple pie filling in each bite.

How to make a mini pie crust
I used a smaller size biscuit cutter to get the circle shapes. Then, I gently placed each circle on the back side of a muffin cup and gently pressed it onto the pan. I did not have any problems with tearing, but if you run into that just pinch of some excess dough and cover it up.

After the pie cups bake for around 15 minutes I allowed them to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes and then placed on a wire rack to cool completely. Once completely cooled, fill with the apple pie filling and top with more pie crust. I used my miniature cookie cutters to create fall shapes, which is perfect since these are too small to do a lattice top. Well, you could do a lattice top but the cookie cutter is easier and just as cute. I brushed my pieces with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar mixture. Next, gently place on top of the filling and bake again for about 15 minutes.

Apple pie recipe

These mini apple pies would make a great dessert for Thanksgiving. I know that I like to have a little sliver of just about everything at the dessert table and this is a great way of being able to do so. šŸ™‚ Another great thing about these mini apple pies is that you could buy everything you need pre-made at the store and make it a semi-homemade dessert.This recipe includes my homemade apple pie filling and I believe you will find it to be delicius. It made more than what I needed so feel free to cut the recipe in half. I placed the rest in a mason jar and am going to use it for my morning oatmeal.

Recipe for apple pie

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Mini Apple Pies
Author: Tiffany
Ingredients
  • Homemade Pie Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Apple Pie Filling:
  • 4 cups apples I cut mine in chunks to better fit the pie cups
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
Instructions
  1. Homemade Pie Crust:
  2. Measure flour and salt; place in bowl.
  3. Measure shortening add.
  4. Cut shortening into the salt and flour until it looks like cornmeal.
  5. Add cold water.
  6. Mix with fork just until blended.
  7. Roll onto a floured surface.
  8. Using a smaller size biscuit or circle shape, cut shapes out of dough.
  9. Wrap around the backside of the mini muffin pan, pressing to touch the muffin part of the pan.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes then remove from pan and place on wired rack to cool.
  12. Fill with the apple pie filling.
  13. Using remaining dough, cut out shapes using mini cookie cutters.
  14. Apple Pie Filling:
  15. Chop apples and place in a bowl.
  16. Pour lemon juice and toss together,
  17. In a large stockpot or dutch oven combine water and begin heating.
  18. In a medium bowl combine sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and combine all together,
  19. Try to break down any clumps of brown sugar.
  20. Once the water has started to boil add the flour/spice mixture whisking mixture into the water.
  21. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and stir often.
  22. Add apples to the boiling mixture and stir often while cooking over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  23. I left the lid on for the fist 20 minutes and only lifted to stir the mixture.
  24. Use a spoon to test the tenderness of the apples, which should be soft to the touch, once done.
  25. Allow to cool and use in pie crust or place in a jar in the refrigerator.
  26. I recommend using this mixture within two days.
  27. If using in mini pies use about a teaspoon amount. I used the spoon I would eat cereal with to fill my cups.
  28. Then top with the decorative piece of dough that has been brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
  29. Place mini pies in a baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Here’s a few recipes that you will find on my blog.

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Homemade Chili Recipe

Pumpkin Spice and White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice and White Hot Chocolate Cookies

 

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  1. These are so cute! I LOVE mini desserts…treats with built-in portion control!! šŸ™‚ Pinned and shared on FB!

  2. These look completely delectable! Is it wrong to admit that I could eat a bunch? I mean, they’re mini for a reason, right?!

  3. Kristen Duke says:

    Tiffany, I could jump right in, and gobble up a plate full!

  4. These look amazing! I love anything mini. šŸ™‚

  5. Oh my, apple pie! Love ’em!

  6. Oh yum! These would be awesome for a party!

  7. Sounds quite easy and looks so impressive and I love your tip about using store bought items to make these semi-homemade – my favorite kind! I NEED to make these!

  8. How adorable are these?! I think I may have found my Thanksgiving dessert!

  9. tricia+dunlap says:

    yum yum yum – what an awesome fall treat!

  10. Cannot wait to try this recipe! So glad I saw you on Tidy Mom’s Link Up!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened Blog
    http://www.lifewellsweetened.com