Day Two: Miniature Apple Pies

This is Day Two in a 9 day series featuring apples! Click here to start reading at the beginning of the series.

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Oh. For. Cute.

At some point every year, we girls make miniature pies for a special occasion. We usually pick Valentine’s Day, and we cut the pastry into heart shapes and fill them with homemade cherry pie filling.

But in order to include them in our apple series, we decided to fill them with a sweet apple filling. Like chunky applesauce!!

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The delicious chunky applesauce.

 

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The pastry. This is homemade, but you can use whatever you typically would.

 

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Roll it quite thin, about the usual for a pie or tart.

 

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Cut the pastry into shapes. I liked the idea of little circle pies, and these are about four inches in diameter. But like I mentioned above, we’ve made heart shaped pies, too, or triangles would be cute!

 

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Lay the little pastry circles on a parchment lined baking sheet.

 

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Crack an egg into a pretty bowl.

 

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Beat it with a fork until frothy.

 

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Grab a spoon and scoop a nice pile of applesauce on each little pastry.

 

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I used about 1 1/2 Tablespoons for each.

 

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Lookin’ good!

 

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Dip a pastry brush (or some plastic wrap, like we used here) in the beaten egg…

 

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…and brush it onto the edges of the pastries.

 

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Then place more pastry circles over each mini pie.

 

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Oo, here comes my favorite part!

 

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Find a clean fork and make little indentations around the edges of each pie to hold the pastry pieces together.

 

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It’s so cute!

 

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Do it to them all.

 

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Keep going.

 

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Suddenly remember that you are always supposed to cut little holes and slits in pies, and do so.

 

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Adorbs.

 

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Next, find your beaten egg again, and brush it across the top of the mini pies.

 

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Then sprinkle some coarse sugar, cinnamon sugar, or regular white sugar across the top for some color and sparkle.

 

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So sweet.

 

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Bake them for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees F., or until they are nicely browned and they look piping hot.

 

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Yummy!

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After I took them from the oven, I  slipped part of a homemade caramel into the center of each one, where it promptly melted and looked delicious. This is unnecessary. Or not.

 

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And enjoy them! They would be superb with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce!

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle

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