Mini Apple Pies

So, last week I had my ladies Bible study over for our monthly meeting.

I was kind of panicking because I had no idea what I was going to serve as snacks. The pantry was empty and payday wasn’t close.

What’s a hostess to do when the pantry and bank account are empty?

God is so gracious! He said “pray” and I did and He reminded me of what I had on hand that I could cook with. Ground beef for Sweet and Saucy Meatballs, frozen blueberries for Blueberry Bread, pecans for Spiced Pecans and apples for Mini Apple Pies.

I wonder if apples were the forbidden fruit? Hummm…

Today, I’m going to share with you the recipe for Mini Apple Pies. IMG_9556

Whatcha Need

Pie crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening (I use the butter flavored)
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons water
  • 10-12 Mason jar rings with lids (I used the pint size lids. You can use the wide mouth lids, but will get fewer pies.)

Apple Filling

  • 3-4 mediums apples (I like Granny smith) peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Putting It All Together

First, the pie crust.

In a large bowl, mix flour,

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and salt.

IMG_9539Add shortening,

IMG_9540 and cut in shortening, using a fork or potato masher until pieces are the size of peas.

IMG_9541Add water, one tablespoon at a time,

IMG_9542 gently mixing it with a fork.

Why I have no picture of this I’m not sure. Mix in enough water until all flour is moistened.

Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using something that is about 1/2 inch larger than the Mason rings you are using, cut out as many circle of dough as you can.

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I used a large plastic cup. After I got as many as I could from the first time rolling the dough, I made it into a ball again, rolled it out again and made more circles. I got about 12 in all.

Gently pick up a circle of dough and place it in the greased lids.

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Prick the bottom with a fork.

IMG_9546Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in the oven preheated at 350 degrees.

Now for the filling!

Peel, slice and dice the apples.

IMG_9551I put them straight into a pot. I felt I was in a hurry and got flustered and again missed the pictures.

I get like that from time to time.

Anyway, add the sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring continually, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are tender.

IMG_9552The juices will begin to come out. If you feel it is too juicy, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour to thicken it.

IMG_9554Fill the shells with the apple mixture and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let them cool for a few minutes. To remove them from the lids, simply push from the bottom.

Look how cute they are!

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Single serving size Mini Apple Pies!

Enjoy!

Jayne

 

Mini Apple Pies
Single serving apple pies.
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Ingredients
  1. Pie crust
  2. 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/3 cup shortening (I use the butter flavored)
  5. 3 to 4 Tablespoons water
  6. 10-12 Mason jar rings with lids (I used the pint size lids. You can use the wide mouth lids, but will get fewer pies.)
  7. Apple Filling
  8. 3-4 mediums apples (I like Granny smith) peeled and diced
  9. 3/4 cup sugar
  10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix flour, and salt. Add shortening, and cut in shortening, using a fork or potato masher until pieces are the size of peas. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, gently mixing it with a fork. Mix in enough water until all flour is moistened. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Using something that is about 1/2 inch larger than the Mason rings you are using, cut out as many circle of dough as you can. Gently pick up a circle of dough and place it in the greased lids. Prick the bottom with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in the oven preheated at 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, slice and dice the apples. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring continually, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are tender. he juices will begin to come out. If you feel it is too juicy, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour to thicken it. Fill the shells with the apple mixture and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let them cool for a few minutes. To remove them from the lids, simply push from the bottom.
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2 Responses to Mini Apple Pies

  1. Julie Cheatham says:

    OMG!!! I am a very busy mom and I love to make goodies from scratch. Our son is autisitic and loves sweets! This is sooo easy to make and even easier to make sure a pie this size is a single serving instead of eight thank you you just made him a very happy young man!

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