I have to say, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this today or if I wanted to use it for my recipe review tomorrow. But, I already had my recipe review, well, reviewed so I decided to show you these cute pies!
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter or margarine
6-7 tablespoons of cold water
6-8 apples of your choice, no preference here
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional )
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 - 1 cup sugar ( I like my pies on the sweet side so I use the full cup! )
1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinammon
pinch of nutmeg
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray muffin tins with non stick cooking spray
For the crust, I like using the food processor, it makes it so much easier!
Mix flour salt and butter in your food processor until the butter is the size of peas. Add the water one tablespoon at a time using the pulse button until you get a uniformed dough.
On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to about 1/8 in. thick. Or you can just roll it out to any thickness you like.
Using a round cutter, cut out the bases of your mini pies.
For the filling, peel and cut your apples into small sized chunks. Combine with lemon, sugar, cinammon, flour and nutmeg. Toss to coat.
Fill the muffin cups to the top
Roll out the remaining dough and using a smaller cutter make the tops of the pies.
Cover the pies and pinch the edges
Using a toothpick, poke holes into the tops of your pies to let the steam out
At this point you can use an egg wash on the tops of your pies if you like and even sprinkle some sugar so it looks pretty. Personally I'm lazy and didnt' feel like wasting an egg, so I didn't do it.
Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
As you can see, some of my filling did ooze out and spill over so be sure to pinch those edges well.
Now you have single serving apple pies!