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12 August 2008 @ 01:02 am
MINI APPLE PIES  
Yesterday was rainy and gross, so what better to do than bake pie? I wasn't really in the mood to do just one big pie though. I got the idea for these pies from Bakerella, and they were so cute that I had to try them myself. They were delicious!













This is the recipe I used, slightly altered from one of Martha Stewart's.

DOUGH:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup butter (chilled and cut into cubes)
1/4 to 1/2 cups ice water

1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
2. Using a pastry blender, cut cold butter into mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
3. Slowly add ice water 1/4 cup at a time until the mixture hold together without being sticky. If 1/2 cup isn't enough, continue adding water, 1 tb. at a time.
4. Cut in half and chill, in discs, for 1 hour.

FILLING:
5 - 6 small apples (I used Granny Smith)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tb. butter

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and grease a cupcake tin.
2. Peel and slice apples, then mix all ingredients.
3. Cut circles out of dough big enough to fill cupcake tin, with a bit of dough sticking up above the edges of the tin, and fill with filling. Use remaning dough as tops of pies.
4. Bake for approx. 15 minutes.



Enjoy! ;]
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wellturnedoutwellturnedout on August 14th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
aww, they are the sweetest things! x x
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 14th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
thanks! :]

Edited at 2008-08-15 03:51 am (UTC)
sunnie_starsunnie_star on August 14th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
I am in love with those!
I will surely try them at some point when I am back home!

They are the best pies i have seen EVER! :D
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 14th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
thank you! :D

Edited at 2008-08-15 03:51 am (UTC)
a little flamedark_beloved on August 14th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
They're so cute! These are perfect for my little sister's graduation gift... she's been bugging me to make something apple forever!

Thank you for sharing!
Molly: princess bride - hillssinked on August 14th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
aw, such a cute idea; i'm sure she'll appreciate it!

and you're welcome!
Anuschnuckypuss on August 14th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
gorgeous little gems! thanks for posting :)
Molly: misc - foggy citysinked on August 14th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
you're welcome; glad you like them! :D

by the way, your icon is ADORABLE
lying face up on the floor;;hidden_under on August 14th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
haha, i thought it was mac and cheese at first, which would have been a cool idea to put it in muffin tins.
Molly: misc - tiny shoessinked on August 14th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
woah, i really like that idea! i may have to try it sometime :]
Lowhomperjawed on August 14th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
I really like it! Though, I have never in my life made a pie anything. So when I read the "filling" part of the instructions, I was curious at how to do the filling exactly. Slice the apples into slices or cubes or mush them? I don't eat pie, either - so you kinda have an idea where the pie-naiveness comes from. :/

Though, they look sooooo good. *saves to memories*
Joflopleasereadmore on August 14th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
pies are soooo easy! i was scared to make one but the first time i tried it the pie turned out absolutely delicious and it was easy as well... pie.
Molly: monty python - this record is scratchedsinked on August 14th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Quite understandable! What I do is use an apple corer (this is the one I have) so that they're in thick slices, then I slice those so they're thinner and cook more easily-- probably between 1/8 and 1/4 inches thick. In this case though, since the pies are so tiny, I then cut those slices in half since they were so long.

Thanks!
Sister Blisterghouljuice on August 14th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
so cute!
Mollysinked on August 14th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
thanks!
Joflopleasereadmore on August 14th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
does this recipe only make enough pies for one pie pan? i'm thinking about making these for a family reunion coming up this weekend.
Joflopleasereadmore on August 14th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
er one muffin pan i mean!
Mollysinked on August 14th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Filling-wise, the recipe turned out to be perfect. As for the dough, I had a bit extra, which would come in handy if you wanted to make a different type of design for the top crust. So, yes! :]
vuqe on August 14th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Wow these mini pies look perfect for a breakfast!
Molly: interpol - treessinked on August 14th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Precisely when I ate mine!
CeresSakuya: heartpinkdalekceressakuya on August 14th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
I have a dessert-themed sweet 16 coming up and these are absolutely perfect to make for all my friends! How big was the muffin pan that you used?

Also...I HAVE THOSE SAME PAPER PLATES!!!
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 15th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
great idea! and to be honest, i have NO idea, sorry! it's such an old one, haha.

YAY! :D

Edited at 2008-08-15 03:50 am (UTC)
Kellythatgirlkelly on August 14th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
These are the cutest things i have ever seen....EVAR!
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 15th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
thank you! :D :D :D

Edited at 2008-08-15 03:50 am (UTC)
☆ゆき`☆: when i was young...sparklesrainbow on August 15th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
SOOO CUTE!!!! im taking the recipe and making them during the weekend!!!
btw, butter...unsalted kind?
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 16th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
heh, i always use salted because it's all we ever have around the house

and thank you!! :D

Edited at 2008-08-16 04:11 pm (UTC)
chele: to be freen3onbrown on August 15th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
these look just classic. apple pie has to be one of my favourite desserts on earth. thanks muchly for sharing <3

i have to ask though, do you think cutting up the butter into smaller blocks and using a mixer to blend would work the same way as a pastry blender?
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 16th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
glad you like them!

hm, i really have no idea. the original recipe was actually for a food processor, so the mixer might work...if you do try it that way, let me know how it turns out! :]
Jenniinamoratakitsch on August 15th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Adorable! I am definitely going to make these sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. :]
Molly: monty python - raincoatsinked on August 16th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
you're welcome! :D

Edited at 2008-08-16 04:14 pm (UTC)
Amandaamandavanessa on August 17th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
I just made these this afternoon. The batter didn't make enough after lining 12 cups to do any of the tops, so the finished products are tarts, not pies.

However, they smell and look awesome and taste great. My kids ate them pretty fast as well. Thanks!
an.unusual.mouse.silverkeys7 on August 18th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
adorable! :)

two questions, though:
1) how did you get the pies out of the tin without the tops crumbling away on you when they came out (presumably upside down)?
2) do you think this would bake properly with a flat top crust, instead of a lattice shape?
Brendzpigeonpooponyou on September 13th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
These look so cute!! :D They're exactly what I was looking for. I said I'd make apple crisp for a big SAI brunch, but I was thinking it'd be too messy and hard to deal with, so I was thinking that maybe a mini apple pie recipe would be much less messy, and these are just so cute I can't resist :D