After a beautiful trip to http://www.linvilla.com/ this morning, it seemed like a prime time to bring out the incredible fall flavors and back my first apple pie. So, here is my recipe for the cutest little apple pies! I personally used a cupcake pan to get the perfect size proportion. These mini pies are absolutely delicious. Keep in mind that the recipe only makes 6 mini pies, so if you are looking to make more for an occasion, multiply the recipe accordingly.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons of ice water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
Ingredients for the filling:
- 3 apples- 2 granny smith and 1 red delicious (the type of apples you use is totally your preference)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
2. Cut up your apples
Peel and chop 3 apples into small cubes.
3. Make the cinnamon sugar mixture
Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, flour, and vanilla extract. Then, mix in your chopped apples. Make sure that the sugar mixture coverers each of the apples to enhance the flavor!
4. Make apple pie cups and fill with apple mixture
Remove dough from fridge. Place 3/4 of the dough inside two pieces of saran wrap and roll out the dough. (Ideally use a rolling pin; however, i used the rounded handle of a whisk and it worked just as well!) Roll the dough out fairly thin. With a top of a cup, slightly larger than a cupcake pan, measure out the dough. Press this into the bottom of an ungreased cupcake pan. Use a fork to poke holes at the bottom of each cup, and then fill to the top with your apple mixture.
5. Make the apple pie lattice top
Using the remaining 1/4 of dough, roll out a rectangle. Cut out small stripes, the length and width of the cupcake pan. Use these to create the lattice work top over the mini apple pies.
6. Bake the apple pies
Place the cupcake tin on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Enjoy this heavenly treat!