Instructables
Picture of Baby Apple Pies!
Apple pie is one of the most perfect foods, and in miniature format, it's even better. The crust for these adorable mini pies is the same as for baby pecan pies - it's an easy crust and turns out perfectly every time!
 
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Picture of You'll Need. . .
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Software:
  • - crust (see next step)

(for the filling)
  • - 2-3 apples (I like to go with at least one granny smith or other tart apple)
  • - 4 tablespoons flour
  • - 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • - 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • - 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • - 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • - 2 tablespoons butter

(for the topping)
  • - 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • - 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • - 4 tablespoons butter
  • -4 tablespoons flour
  • - .5 teaspoon cinnamon

Hardware:
  • - medium bowl
  • - small bowl
  • - measuring cups and spoons
  • - zester
  • - knife
  • - muffin tins
  • - round cutter about 3 inches in diameter

Step 2: Making Crust

Picture of Making Crust
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As per the baby pecan pies, make the crust as follows:

You'll Need. . .
- 3 cups flour (all purpose) - additional will be needed when rolling out for dusting board and rolling pin
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons butter (cut in cubes and kept cold)
- .5 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1. Cut your butter into cubes and put it on parchment and back in the fridge to keep it cool
2. Add the flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl and mix it around a bit with your fingertips
3. Form a little well in the center as shown
4. Add the water (cold) and vinegar to the well
5. Plop in the butter cubes
6. Push up your sleeves and begin mixing with your hands. Try to mix in the liquid, but also break up the butter and get it combined with the flour
7. Once it's pretty evenly mixed, turn out onto a piece of parchment and mix a bit more, but only until it's all come together
8. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour
Kaiven5 years ago
Something I want to do/eat before I die :D
shesparticular (author)  Kaiven5 years ago
Thanks so much! They're not that hard at all too make - these are also great and so are these!
Excellent! perfect for luncheon or dinner for two. Thanks for sharring your brilliant idea! Lyn
shesparticular (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Thanks so much! You should also check out these and these - they're both cute as well. Please post pictures if you give them a shot, and I hope you enjoy them!
I figured out how to get a picture beside my name-but i don't know how to get a picture in a comment-I will try and learn.
shesparticular (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
When you post a comment, one of the items along the top is "add images" - you could also add links, or video. If you click there, you should be able to upload an image and add it. Hope that helps!
Thanks. I guess I have to first have a picture loaded into the computer right? My husband knows how to do that and I need to learn to do it too. When posting a link, do I just copy and paste it into the comment?
shesparticular (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Yes, you would need it on your computer first. To post a link, you would click on the button along the top of the comment box that says " link" and in the "link name" field you'd write the text you want displayed in the comment. Under "link URL" you'd paste the link, then you press "add link." I hope that helps!