Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Mini Apple Pies

Yep.. I've moved away from baking cupcakes a little bit.
But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate small individual sized desserts.

These mini apple pies were just the right size to be eaten by themselves (one after the other...);
Or with a scoop of ice-cream... 

mini apple pies >> STARTS WITH CUPCAKES
Warm Apple Pies
Ready for a picnic...

These were a spontaneous baking decision spurred by an abundance of apples in our fridge that had been hiding in the back a little tooooo long to be enjoyed fresh.

What better way to reduce wastage than to whip up a few little pies?!

Actually.... this recipe made HEAPS of pies.

M I N I   A P P L E   P I E S

I was on auto-pilot cutting the pastry and filling the muffin tins.. 
I lost count of how many trays I put into the oven.
And when they came out (all warm and crispy and smelling simply ah-mazing), I had to taste a few for quality control purposes so I don't have an exact number..
But at a guess, I think this recipe probably made over 40 pies.

40 super cute pies with little stars on top.

mini apple pies >> STARTS WITH CUPCAKES
Fresh out of the oven

Here's how it's done - 

 Start by cutting up the apples - At a guess (yep... There was no tight recipe following during this baking session) I probably chopped up about 8-9 apples.

Mix the apples with:

12 tablespoons of flour
1 + 1/2 cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
Plus butter chopped into little centimetre cubes
and Pastry.

This is going to sound snobby - But I don't usually bake with frozen pastry. 
(Like, with this lemon meringue pie for example...)
But (sadly and strangely) I 'inherited' an abundance of frozen pastry from my Nan's freezer..
So I specifically searched for a recipe which required frozen pastry on this occasion, 

 Stir the dry ingredients through the apples. Coating them evenly.

Then cut large circles out of the shortcrust pastry; and smaller circles out of the puff pastry (I would suggest that you can use the same pastry for both pie base and top - but I had both to play with..)

Line each cup of your muffin tin with the shortcrust.

Fill the crusts with your apple mixture; pop a cube of butter on top; then top with puff pastry circle.

I brushed each pie with an egg wash to get that 'golden glow', but melted butter would work too.

Then bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.

 Enjoy - Preferably with friends like KimberleeEmma and Pippa (at the infamous unveiling of Mr Chuck Bass).!



  1. Yay! Turbo delicious - even the next day for breakfast. Thanks for posting sweet cheeks - i'll forward onto Rach so she can bake them as well! xx

  2. You are most welcome Pretty Lady. I may have eaten one for lunch today.. and another one for dinner with icecream. Balanced diet ?! Totally over-rated!! xx

  3. Nan would have been super proud of you Miss Andie - they look fabulous, and I wish I was there to taste test 1 (or 10) lol xox


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