Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Thanksgiving in September: Mini apple pie recpie

Know how every other blogger is doing Labor Day Weekend recaps today? Yeah, well this isn't one of those. Why? Because M bogarted the computer last night for a THIRD attempt at a fantasy football draft... and then my friend Molly came over and we chatted and made dinner and painted our nails and watched Eat Pray Love (my first time seeing it!) and chatted more for about 7 hours. SO my photos are cued up on the computer but I need to formulate a post. I had this one cued up for some time now.

Today I bring you Thanksgiving in September -- mini apple pies! Mostly because we don't have a pie tin, and mini things are so much cuter. Who doesn't love the idea of a personal itty bitty pie!?

Recipe (from here)
-- my color commentary (get it?!) is in pink below -- 
2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter (chilled)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
5 medium apples (peeled and chopped up into small pieces) (We used 5 itty bitty apples we got at the apple farm)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter (chilled)
1.   Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Get muffin pan out. No need to grease it.
2.   In food processor blend flour, salt and butter until it looks like little peas. (I just mashed it all up  with a whisk)
3.   Add in water and blend just until it looks like it's sticking. (I got in there with my hands and just started squishing it..)
4.   Take out and combine it by hand until well blended.
5.   Roll out on lightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.
6.   Cut 12, 4 inch circles with cup or bowl.(You will need to roll out twice)-->(call me nutso, but this recipe only made 7 crusts for me. They may have been little fatties, I'm not sure.....)
         Note: you can use the rest of the crust for anything you may want to do on top of the pies.
8.   Mix by hand all filling ingredients and spoon into muffin bowls.
9.    Cut up butter into 12 little pieces and place one piece on each pie. (And I'm JUST noticing this step now, therefore I clearly didn't do this and it didn't make a bit of difference!)
10.   You can decorate them anyway you like with extra crust, or just leave plain. (I put little strips on top, like "H's")
11.   Bake at 425 degrees for 16-18 minutes. (Until crust is light brown and apples are bubbling).
12.   When cool, just loosen with a spoon and they'll come right out! (true story!)
Last step: add ice cream, and nom.

Hope you all had a good weekend! I've enjoyed catching up on the long weekend posts this morning. and, ya know, postponing the whole "work" thing a wee bit longer.


  1. oh my gosh that looks sooooo good!

  2. Delicious, Kelly!! I will have to try these, for sure. :) Sometimes I look at things like this and it seems way more complicating that it actually is....you made it look pretty easy!

  3. That looks amazing and now I'm hungry. I'll have to give this one a shot this fall. By the way, I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. :)