Apple Pie. There just aren't many things like it, especially in my family. We have a long tradition of making lots of apple pie in the summer when the June apples come in, and then we have it for dinner- with milk for dinner and with vanilla ice cream for dessert! If I was being absolutely true to that tradition, I would have made a deep-dish apple pie for this post, but I was called by the beauty of my mini-muffin tin and made about 24 mini apple pies instead- so cute! And added bonus, they will serve as individual desserts for the people my housemate is having over this evening! I so can't wait to try one of these little beauties- they're still too hot out of the oven!
Apple pie is warm, comforting, and truly part of the fabric of my life, and I encourage you to make it a part of yours- it's really not hard to make, and is such a delicious dessert (or entree!). For these little pies, I used homemade pie crust that I made the other day (see last post), but feel free to use store-bought if you would like.
Here are the mini pie crusts!
And here's the apple filling.
Here are the mini-pies ready to go into the oven- butter on top!
I had some extra filling, so I stuck it in a dish and put it in the oven for baked apples!
-1 or 2 pie crusts (can put one on top if you want)
-3 cups diced apples (peeled if possible)
-2/3 cup white sugar
-1 tablespoon flour
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons butter
Mix apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and toss well. Put the filling in the pie crust, and dot with the butter. Bake at 400 F for about 40-50 minutes. Enjoy!
And finally, the finished pies! Please try, and enjoy!