Apple Mini Pies

Cut out the long prep time that a traditional pie takes, and whip up a batch of these mini cinnamon apple fall treats.

Ingredients 

  • one box pre-made pie crust dough ( you will use both rounds of dough)
  • 4 large granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • one egg, lightly beaten

Prepare

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel, core and slice apples into 1/4 inch slices. Then chop into smaller pieces.
  3. Toss apple pieces with sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon.
  4. Flour your work surface, and roll out pie crust dough.
  5. Cut out an even number of circles ( we used a biscuit cutter) and press half of them into a cupcake pan.
  6. Place one spoonful of apple mixture in the center of each dough cup.
  7. Place another round on top and seal the edges with a fork.
  8. Brush the top of the dough with the lightly-beaten egg, and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake 10-15 minutes more or until crust is golden brown.
  10. Cool on wire racks, and garnish with a confetti stick.

Photography by Tasha Brady.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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