Mini Apple Pies


Mini Apple Pies

Ever wondered what you could make with a muffin tin other than muffins? Well here is one of the million other things you can do! They are perfectly sized portions, super delicious and best of all, you don’t have to share your pie πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS

3 tbs butter, chilled and cut into 24 squares

For the crust:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups butter, chilled and diced
1 tsp salt
6 tbs water
1 egg, beaten with a fork

For the filling:
5 grannie smith apples, unpeeled and diced
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/3 cup + 1 tbs sugar
4+ tbs flour

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 425F.

In a food processor (with a regular chopping blade) blend flour, salt and butter until it looks like small peas. Add water until it looks like the dough is sticking. Combine until well blended.

Remove dough from food processor. Using a rolling pin, roll on lightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles about 4-inches in diameter. Using a muffin tin, place one circle in each ungreased muffin cup and press to form to the shape of the cup.

Mix filling ingredients by hand. Add enough flour so the apples are lightly covered. Spoon filling into pie crust bases until mini pies are slightly overfilled with apples. Put one piece of butter on each pie.

Reform the remaining dough into another ball and roll out again to same thickness. Cut circles slightly smaller than the ones for the bottoms. Brush beaten egg on edge of pie crust. Lay circles on top of the pies. Brush beaten egg on the pie tops. Pierce with fork to form steam vents.

Bake 16-18 mins, or until golden.

Makes 24.

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