In yet another attempt to use up all the freshly picked apples, I decided to make some apple pies today. And I thought, why make a whole pie, and finish it slice by slice in a steaming pile of shame and flaky crumbs? Minis were the way to go.
These are fun, flaky, soft, crisp, juicy, sweet, tangy and all yumm!
I just wish I was better at cutting up pie dough. I did not have any special cutters at home, so I had to make do with sealing the pie crust with a fork. I also did a version in a muffin pan, with the pie crust made of little ‘hearts’ (cut out using a cookie cutter), and arranging them into a base, and then the top. Not my best work, I agree, but it was delicious nevertheless.
Just a few notes though:
– I used half the pie crust for the mini pies, and I’m going to use the other half to make fried apple pies tomorrow. Shh!
– You can make them in any shape you desire. You can also put them in muffin tins. Or bake them in pans. If you should do so, please line the pan with foil (not baking paper). Makes removal (and cleanup ) much easier.
– Remove from pan while still warm.