Mini Apple Pie A La Mode

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

After a few days of unpacking and cleaning, things are finally looking and feeling like home. We invited Stephen's brother over for dinner this past Sunday to enjoy our new space with us. I asked him what he'd like for dessert and he said something involving either ice cream or apple pie. So I broke out my Breville mini pie maker and went to work. I was a little unsure about how to make the filling tender, so I precooked it for 10-15 minutes until the apples began to soften. I scooped the filling inside, cooked the pies for about 10 minutes and they were ready to eat! These little guys are simple, delicious and absolutely perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Mini Apple Pie(s)
Ingredients
1 package (2 rounds) Pillsbury pre-made pie crust
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
¼ c. + 2 tbsp. heavy cream
¼ c. whole milk
¹⁄₈ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. corn starch
½ tsp. cinnamon
¹⁄₈ tsp. ginger
¹⁄₈ tsp. nutmeg
¹⁄₈ tsp. all spice

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large skillet over low heat, melt butter. Add apples and cook for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle corn starch over top. Turn heat up to med-low. Add cream, milk, vanilla and sugars. Cook for 3-4 minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
2. Once mixture has thickened, add spices. Keep mixture over low heat while preparing pie crust.
3. Cut out shapes (4 tops, 4 bottoms). Place bottoms into heated pie maker. Press. Scoop ⅓ c. of mixture into each well. Place a top on each, close and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from pie maker and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Stephen + Natalie | Mini Pie Maker Recipe | Makes approximately 4 mini pies

19 Comments:

  1. The pies look delicious, and I love the photo too! Granny Smith apples are my favorite. :) Plus, the fact that the pies are mini is perfect so you.can make just enough pie for each person. Yum !

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  2. Fantastic little pies!
    I looooooove apple pies, but never actually made mini-pies.
    Like the idea and like the recipe

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  3. These look delicious!! I would love for you to share on my linky party. Still live until tomorrow night. Thanks ,Nichi http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/09/tasty-thursdays-9.html

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  4. These are so cute - and now I'm thinking I need one of those pie makers!!

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  6. I love anything mini and these are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I am also LOVING your cute blog! Newest follower here! I would love you to visit me and join my site as well! :)

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  8. You're making me really hungry and it's almost 10 at night!!! These are beautiful!!!

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    1. They are wonderful little machines, and I think they go on sale now for $50! You can make so many yummy things in them, I LOVE mine!

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  10. Yum! This looks so delicious. Feel free to check out my blog atwww.w-t-fab.com and we can follow each other

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  11. Hi! I found you on Ginger Snap Crafts. I LOVE the design of your blog, and these apple pies look awesome. Can't wait to try them out!
    Debbie

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  12. I need one of those pie makers. BADLY. These are gorgeous!

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  13. So I guess i need a mini pie maker too! How fun are these yummy little pies!!!

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  15. I've found mini pie makers to be tricky to use. They use to burn my pie edges like the ones here but now I discovered this clever tool. Now I bake golden pies almost every time, no more burning. Some of you can get the mini pie tool for free here. I love my pie maker now and have learn how to bake pumpkin pies in it. Something the manual said we couldn't do.
    Did you know you can use sliced bread for the crust? It works pretty well.

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