Homemade Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

These are the result of my desire to not waste anything. So let me start at the beginning. My daughter brought home the little Mini Pie press( made by Wilton)  which she found on clearance. When I decided to make a Crumb Apple Pie with the apples from our tree, I decided to use the rest of the pie crust for some yummy mini pies, since my recipe makes enough crust for 3 to 4 pie shells. Then the next question was how to make the filling? Since I was making apple pie already I decided to go with apple pie filling. I don’t like or have canned filling, so this is my recipe for:

Mini Apple Pie Filling:

6 cups Apples chopped

3/4  cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash of salt

1/4 tsp. cornstarch

1/4 cup of water

Mix all  ingredients together.  Put into a 2 quart saucepan and cook over medium heat until the filling thickens, constantly stirring. Remove from heat.   Roll out your pie crust. Cut the crust a little larger than the press. I found flouring the press prevented the crust from sticking. Place one cut out on the press. Place approximately 2 tbsp of the filling on the center of the cut out piece of crust. Then dab a little water on the edge of the dough and place the other layer of dough into the other side and fold the press in half pressing firmly, to seal the edges. (this can be done without a mini pie press, but the press sure makes it easier) Cut a slit in the top or poke with a fork. Place the mini pies on a cookie sheet. Brush tops with a little water and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 8 mini pies.  Allow to cool because the filling will be hot. These make great lunch size pies. Enjoy

Want to learn more about Apples head on over to my friends at Green Valley Homestead.

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