Mini Apple Pies

I made these tasty creations for Thanksgiving this year and they were a big hit! I would recommend these to any apple lovers all year round! (not just for Thanksgiving). They are great for parties and gatherings because they are already portioned (no slicing and serving pie) and you can pick them up and eat them with your hands! They are also just adorable and will make you look like the hostess with the mostest!

What you’ll need:

8 cups apples (I used about 9 small-medium sized apples)

1 and ½ cup sugar

12 tablespoons flour

4 teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

2 packages Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts

4 tablespoons of chilled butter cut into 24 equal cubes

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel apples and cut into small bite sized pieces.

Mix apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until coated.

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Unroll pie crusts and cut into small rounds using about a 3 or 3.5 inch round (the top of a Ball jar worked perfectly for me).

Place one pie crust in each muffin cup.

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Gently fill the crust with the apple filling. (To make this part easy, gently push the pie crust onto the muffin tin to allow the crust to catch the apple mixture. Then let the crust drop into the muffin cup or push down gently after you fill).

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Add a cube of chilled butter to the top of each mini pie.

Use the left over crust to cover each mini pie. (You can make any design you want, I cut strips to make a traditional weaved pattern and also had some fun cutting out leaves and other fall shapes).

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Bake about 20 minutes until crust is lightly browned.

Yield: 24 mini pies

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Happy Baking!

 -AD

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