Friday, November 7, 2008

All American Mini Apple Pies

My sister Lauren is in town with her boyfriend so we stayed up until 12:30 last night talking, playing with Tristan & sampling new beers. I also made a Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake which we will be trying tonight so if it's delicious it will be posted early next week. And that garlic breaded broccoli will be made this weekend as well. I am craving it so badly & just can't wait until Thanksgiving to have my Mom's.

I have made these mini apple pies a few times & they're always a hit. They're easy to make & fun because they're minis. I LOVE individual desserts like this. Forgive me as this is not the best presentation of them. I was rushing making the tops for them so usually they're prettier & just when we were going to smack them with some cool whip the camera died. So, just visualize.........and then go make 'em!!!!!!


2 medium tart baking apples
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 sheet refrigerated pie crust

Pre-heat oven to 425. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin. Peel, core & chop apples. Combine apples with sugar, flour & cinnamon. Open & unroll pie crust. Flatten out a bit with rolling pin. Cut out 5 circles using a 4 inch wide bowl. Reserve scraps for top of pies. Press a circle inside each muffin hole. Evenly divide apple mixture into each. Use scraps to either make circles to cover top or cut into strips to do a lattice. Make sure you connect your top design to the bottom by gently squeezing, otherwise when the crust fluffs up it will disconnect itself.

Fill empty muffin spaces with water 1/4 way up. Bake until bubbling & golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let pies cool for 10 minutes & then carefully remove from tin with a spoon or by turning upside down into a platter.
Serve with ice cream or cool whip.

My Thoughts:

I like making this half mixture when I am crunched for time but still need something sweet for a few people. If you're going to double the recipe to use an entire 12 cup muffin tin remember that you might need 3 sheets of pie crusts if you 're going to do more than just strips of lattice work for the top of your pies. I like to do a variation.

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Have a great weekend everyone!!!!! I leave you with one photo of my beautiful Dark Knight.


35 comments:

ROXY said...

Oh they're almost too cute to eat! But I'm id' still manage!

Erika said...

Those look really good and easy! Oh and FUN!

Love the Batman!

Erika

Kristina P. said...

These look awesome! And I'm really excited to hear about the chocolate pumpkin cheesecake thing.

Rebecca said...

Mmmm..those are a definite must bake today item! If only I had the stuff today... looks like a trip to the grocery store is in order - Yummo!!!

Super cool Drak Knight! What a cool little dude!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I am just waiting on those chocolate pumpkin cheesecakes! My mouth is watering.

Most adorable dark knight ever!

scargosun said...

I LOVE those pies! I am going to make them for my next bookclub meeting (potluck).

I am VERY interested in the broccoli as I need a dish to bring to my aunt's for Thanksgiving and I have not found one yet that says "YES YOU MUSH BRING THAT!"

Ace C said...

Cool stuff. Maybe that's what I should have been for Halloween.

Angela said...

Oh, these look like fun!! Perfect size for individual portions, which is all we can manage to do justice to with just hubby and I here for now. Another awesome fall recipe for us to try - thanks for sharing! Y'all have an awesome weekend!

Lorie said...

Great costume!

I love little pies backed in muffin tins! They are cute!!

Jen said...

those are just so cute, almost to cute to eat. Almost.

Courtney said...

OMG, Tristan's costume is priceless! What a cutie pie....
And speaking of pie...YUM!

jsprik said...

yummy, another i will half to try!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Hello Yummy Apple Pie!

Pam said...

Those look not only cute but delicious. Great recipe. Cute photo of your little guy too.

Texas Mom said...

Looking forward to the Garlic breaded Broccoli!

Mary said...

Apple pie is my all time favorite!!! And I love to bake, I think I will try these...soon.

Maria said...

love the mini pies!

About my job- I am a health educator and I work for healthy Utah. We have a food policy so we are supposed to eat healthy at work. Sometimes we sneak in treats though

Have a good weekend!

~Marie~ said...

They look yummy, though I have never been a fan of apple pie.

Carrie said...

My Grandma made her apple pie filling just like yours--simple! But she added thin pats of butter on top of the apples after they were in the pan. The butter almost makes a bit of caramel with the sugar when it cooks. Mmmmm...

I never thought of doing little mini pies in a muffin tin! You ROCK!!

Garlic Breaded Broccoli? I'm intrigued. Can't wait!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are so cute. I love them!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ok these look AMAZING!! I love individual desserts too! So cute.

I was thinking about you on my recent flight, LOL. I finished The Shack while on it, and I cried like a baby for half of the flight! I'm sure people around thought I was crazy, but couldnt help it. Good ending. Once you get past that hump, it's gets hard to put down again. Enjoy your weekend!

Tanya said...

Those look fabulous! I love this idea of the mini pies!

KDLOST said...

that looks just right for us... we can never seem to finish a WHOLE pie, but little pies sound perfect. happy weekend!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Photo caption:

It's on like Donkey Kong!

Erin said...

SO CUTE! I look forward to trying to impress my family with these! I love to bake, but everything I make seems to have "issues" :). We'll give it a whirl...:)

Jamey said...

Oh wow they look so good, i bet they even taste better! thanks for sharing, and love the dark night photo!

Fifi Flowers said...

YUM... those pies are adorable and so is Batman!

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

yum and I can't wait to get that cheesecake recipe!!!!

:)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh those look soo yummy and such a great idea!! That is one cute little batman!

Jenny said...

Cute Cute and Cute! I love the pies, but your Batman takes the cake! My boys dress up in superhero stuff almost everyday!

Lump said...

I'm just saying but he definitely could put Christian Bale a run for his money! so cute!

Deanna said...

That is the cutest Dark Knight ever! He should be in the next movie.

Michelle said...

My oven is broken and the girls have been dying to bake something so we bought some little tart pans and we are going to make mini apple pies tomorrow.

I see you are still fearing the homemade crust??

Life with Kaishon said...

The pies are cute, but Tristan, well, he is CUTE TO THE MAX : ). Did he save the earth on Halloween?

Jennifer said...

I have pie crust in my fridge now, so may try these TONIGHT!!