Wednesday, November 29, 2017

#NationalPieDay Mini Apple Pies

Fall and pie. Is there anything that goes better together? Why is it that when we think about autumn, we immediately think of changing leaves, trick-or-treating, cooler weather, and, of course, freshly baked pie? It's like it has been instilled in our souls. Like that burn you get in your mouth from that first sip of Hot Cocoa, pie just always stays on your mind throughout fall time. To kick off pie season and celebrate #NationalPieDay on Friday, we have the perfect mini apple pie recipe for you!

This is the season for picking apples, and the crisp taste of baked apples smothered in brown sugar and cinnamon and baked up all warm and delicious in a flaky pie crust just screams sweater weather! So what if you were able to take all the things you love about fresh-baked apple pie, and shrink it down to the perfect, personal-sized dessert the whole family would love? Who wouldn't want that, right? So, warm up the oven because it's Mini Apple Pies time!

Ingredients (Crust):
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, Chilled & Diced
1/2 cup Ice Water

3/4 cups Brown Sugar
3/4 tsp Chef Tess Wise Woman of the East Spice

Powdered Sugar to taste

Yields: 6 personal pies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and diced butter.
Add water and mix until a soft dough forms. Form dough into a ball and place on the counter.

In a separate bowl, add re-hydrated apples, brown sugar, flour, and wise woman of the east spice. Mix until apples are fully coated.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface.
Lightly spray your muffin tin.
Cut the dough to fit into the muffin tin and gently press down, trimming any excess.
Spoon in the apple filling. You'll want the filling just peeking over the top of the bowl.
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Remove, and let cool.

These pies may be small, but don't let that fool you. The sweet taste of baked apples covered in brown sugar and spices will melt in your mouth and weaken your knees! The crust bakes up light and flaky, with a delicious buttery taste that can't be beat!

And look at how amazing these pies look! They're the perfect dessert for special parties or family get together's. Believe me, the first thing people will ask when they see this sitting on your kitchen counter will be "That's amazing! How did you make that?" 

Now that you've seen what we've done, let us know, what flavor of mini pies would you bake up?