Friday, November 5, 2010

Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Mini Caramel Apple Pies
Sometimes you just want a little bite or two of something sweet after dinner. That is what these were. Just the right amount and they were so easy and good! I should have taken a couple of pictures during the process, but I am always a whirlwind in the kitchen and by the time it crosses my mind, my task is finished! That is what happened with these. I decided to put these together at the last minute and got right to it.

I started with a roll of Pillsbury's pie crust that is in the refrigerator section of most stores. I let it sit on the counter until it was room temperature, about 15 minutes, which makes it easier to work with. I used a glass that was 2-1/2 inches wide to cut out 12 little circles and I tucked them into a 12 cup non-stick mini muffin pan.

I took out about a cup of the fresh chunky applesauce I was making for dinner (on the previous post) and added a couple shakes of cinnamon and about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and mixed them in. Using a small teaspoon, I filled the pie crusts until they were filled just below the rim. I put 3 of the mini caramel bits on top of each one and pressed them down into the apple filling.

Next, I mixed 2 tablespoons of butter, cut into tiny pieces, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of flour and mixed them together. With my clean fingers, I mixed these together until they were crumbly. With my fingers, I placed this crumble topping on top of each little pie. At this point, I put them into the refrigerator until I was ready to bake them. 

I baked them at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. I let them cool for about 30 minutes and they popped right out. I put them on a plate and they were ready to serve. I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures before serving them. Everyone was very happy to see such small little bites! They were really good and so easy.

A little later, I downloaded my pictures and this is what I had:

Very blurry mini caramel apple pies
Yes, it was very disappointing but that happens sometimes. The camera wasn't set right and by the time I realized I needed new pictures, this is all that was left:

Three little leftover pies
That is a sure sign that they were a big hit! No leftovers is a good thing!


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