mini- Apple Pies
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
These are mini- Apple Pies that you can make in a few minutes and then just throw in the oven! :) May 13 is Apple Pie Day!
Apple Pie Day
"Apple pie has been around since the Middle Ages. A Dutch cookbook dated 1514 lists a recipe for Appeltaerten."
But maybe it was invented in 1381?
"The first apple pie recipe was printed over 630 years ago in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a type of pastry crust).
Early English apple pies had no sugar because sugar was very expensive. Sweet fruits, like figs, were added instead.
Early American apple pies had a “take-off” crust. First, the apples were baked in the crust. Then the top crust was lifted off and sugar and spices were added. The top crust was put back on and the pie was served.
Settlers of the American West made “mock apple pie” since they didn’t have apples yet. They used crackers and special spices instead and thought it tasted like real apple pie. Some people still make mock apple pie today."
Ingredients (per mini- pie):
- Pillsbury pie crust (1/10)
- Apple (1 1/2 tablespoons)
- Butter (1/2 pat)
- Brown Sugar (1/2 teaspoon)
- Cooking spray
If you want your apple pies to be sweeter, add more brown sugar.
- Cupcake cups
- Muffin tin
1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Cut up apples into small pieces (~5-10 mm x 2-3 mm thick). If your pieces are bigger, then your apple pie will have more of a bite to them. If they are smaller, they will be softer.
3.) In a muffin pan, put a paper cupcake cup and spray it with cooking spray.
4.) Put the piece of pie dough in the cupcake cup. -- It is okay if it is irregularly-shaped; in fact, it kind of looks better. :)
5.) Put the apple in each cup.
6.) Put ½ teaspoon of brown sugar in each cup
7.) Put ½ pat of butter in each cup
8.) Bake at 400 degrees for ~17 min. or until golden brown.
9.) Take out the mini apple pies and allow them to cool for at least 5 min. before removing from cupcake cups. This allows the apple pie mixture to come together.