52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 11 – Mini Apple Pies!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

This week I went with a pin from our Dessert Board!

 

What You Will Need:

Cupcake/Muffin Pan
2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter (chilled)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
Apple Pie Filling

My family consists of a bunch of apple pie loving people, unfortunately for them – I am a terrible pie baker. However, when I saw the adorable mini apple pies on Pinterest – I just knew I had to try them!

First things first, you need some crust dough to get these pies going.

Mix your flour, chilled butter, and salt with a mixer until you see a bunch of little balls, close to the size of peas.

Start adding in your water and mix just enough until it starts looking sticky. At this point, remove it from bowl and start hand mixing until everything is well blended.

Place your dough on a well floured surface and roll out until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

I used a simple coffee mug to cut my circles but you can use a bowl or whatever other size you are using. You will need to roll the dough out again to get the rest of your circles, you should get 12 circles total for a standard cupcake pan. Save the rest of your dough after getting the circles done for whatever you want to do with the tops of the pies. 

Take each piece of circle dough and press into the cupcake pan. When you press the pieces in you will want to make sure you get a bowl shape in each cupcake pan. Meaning there is a bottom and the sides come up.

Now you add your filling. You can actually use whatever filling you would want, I had apple on hand so went with that. You can even use homemade!

You can now take your left over crust dough and decorate the tops of your pies however you would like. I like the look of a lattice apple pie, so that is what I attempted.

Here is where my terrible pie baking skills get the best of me … I cannot for the life of me make a beautiful looking pie top. Either the pieces are too small, too big, crooked as heck, you name it. Same thing happened here. Pretty much every pie had crooked pieces on top of the pie. I could have easily blamed it on my four year old helping me but truth was – I did them myself.

If you have the same “issues” as me, you can easily leave them plain.

I sprinkled a little sugar on top just for pretties – up to you.

Pop them in the oven at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until the crust is light brown and your filling starts to bubble.

Use a spoon to loosen them and they will pop right out.

Aside from the fact I am no expert lattice decorator, these were so cute and I took them to a family dinner and everyone loved them.

No need to cut and serve the pies, just take them right out of the cupcake pan and call it done son!

These will be perfect for future BBQs and potlucks.

If you have apples around the home and are wanting to make your own filling, there is a great homemade filling recipe with this pin!

Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins!

Hope you enjoyed Week 11 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!