This recipe is going to blow your mind though (I hope). I made it for the first time yesterday and I made it again today because I couldn't resist. I am a sucker for sweets...and potatoes...and bread... Ok, really anything that is not good for you is what I want. It's a real bummer. I've always wished I was one of those ladies that ate a raw carrot and thought it was delicious. I just don't. One of the reasons I am working on sneaking healthy food into our meals is for myself.
Don't worry, this is not healthy. this is a perfect fall/winter dessert. It is perfect for parties or just a midnight snack with your honey!
Bite sized Apple Pies!
I originally found this recipe on pinterest, but I am bad at following directions so they turned out slightly different. For those of you that are OCD I am going to put measurements. For those of you that aren't, just go with it. You can't really go wrong with something like this.
First, you will need two apples. I chose Gala apples because I like their sweet flavor. You can use whatever kind you like! You will also need a box of refrigerated pie crust. There will be two in there, which is what the recipe calls for, but I just used one because that will make eight. If you are going to make sixteen just double what you see below and use the second pie crust!
You will also need some staples (you may already have them in your pantry)
The icing on this recipe is optional, but is icing ever really optional? As you can see above I made a good amount of icing and drenched my mini pies!
Preheat your oven to 425
Start by making your cinnamon sugar mixture. In a bowl mix 1/2 C sugar and 1T of cinnamon
Roll out a pie crust on a lightly floured surface. I just put mine on foil. Melt 1T of butter and brush over crust. Then sprinkle with cinnmon sugar mixture. Put about 1/4 of it to the side for later.
Cut the pie crust into eight strips.
Cut and peel your apples. You should have eight slices. Wrap each slice with a strip of pie crust with the cinnamon sugar mixture against the apple.
Then place on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Melt 1T butter and brush the outside of the mini pies, then sprinkle the tops with the remaining cinnmon sugar mixture. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
While those are cooking you can work on your (not so optional in my opinion) icing.
In a bowl mix 3/4 C Powdered sugar, 1T milk, and a couple drops of vanilla extract. You can adjust this according to how runny, thick, or sweet you would like for it to be. Just dip your finger and have a taste.
When the bite size pies come out of the oven drizzle or drench them with the icing and enjoy while hot. I have a feeling that I will be making a lot of these this winter. They are easy, cheap and amazing!