Easy to eat on the road very portable, reminds you of grandma's apple pie. Great for going on long trips or for serving as party snacks. They are perfect for people who love lots of pie crust. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as my family and i have.
Step 1: Making Baking Tin
I couldn't find a baking tin that was in the shape that i needed sp i went to Ralphs and bought two disposable mini muffin tins and muffin wraps whatever you call them. The first thing you do is push down the bridge between two of the muffin cups. Then smooth out the wrinkles in the bottom of the depression with whatever you have around, i used the handle of a steak knife i had lying around. Nest line them with the paper muffin wraps.
Step 2: Apples
Peel and core the fuji apples. Then slice them in quarters and then chop them into even smaller pieces around 1/4 inches.
Step 3: The Filling
4 Fuji Apples (chopped and peeled)
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 tbls. of cinnamon
2 tsp. of vanilla extract
1/2 tbls. of Grand Mariner Liquer
1/4 cup of flour
Mix the dry ingredients(brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and flour) in a bowl and wisk them together. In another bowl mix the wet ingredients together (vanilla extract, liquer, and egg). Then fold in apples with a spatula or a large spoon. Coat apples evenly.
Step 4: The Crust
2 cups of flour
1 cup of butter
1/4 cup of shortening
2 tsp. of salt
2 tbls. of sugar
1/2 cup of ice water
Keep butter and shortening in fridge to harden. Put dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse for a couple of seconds. Chop butter and shortening into 1 inch pieces then pulse five times. Put water into a spray bottle and spray half of the water on to mixture and pulse five more times and then spray the rest of the water on it and pulse til the mix holds together. Shape it into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge. Then roll dough out and cut it into 2 inch by 4 1/2 inch strips.
or skip all of this and use a store bought pie shell but home made is always best.
Step 5: Making the Stix
Take dough strips and spoon apple mixture leaving a 1/4 inch border then crimp the edges and lay them into the tray make sure to spray trays with canola oil to keep stix from sticking. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Let stixs bake for about twenty minutes or until golden brown. Let the stix cool completely and remove muffin wraps. Arrange sticks however you want depending on what you need them for. The road,party, or just because. For a gourmet look garnish sticks with powdered sugar and then apple slices.