Original recipe here: Mini Apple Pies
Mini Apple Pies
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup butter, chilled and chopped
- 4 tbsp water
- 5 medium apples, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 6 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 220°C. Get a muffin tray out, no need to grease or line with baking paper.
- Mix flour and salt. Rub in butter with fingertips. Combine using an electric beater.
- Add water and continue beating until just sticking together.
- Combine by hand and roll onto lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut out 12 x 4 inch circles and put in muffin tray.
- Mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, and flour by hand until all apples are covered.
- Spoon mixture into pastry cases.
- Cut butter into 12 squares and put on top of each apple pie.
- Decorate pies with extra pastry if you wish.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the apples are bubbling.
You don’t need to grease the muffin tray – just use a spoon to loosen the pies and they’ll come straight out.
When making the pastry, I rub the butter and flour together with my fingertips to make it easier to mix with the electric beater.
After mixing the flour, salt, and butter, the pastry should resembled peas.
After adding the water, mix until just starting to come together.
Use something with a 4-inch base to cut circles into the pastry. I used my tin of drinking chocolate.
Gently hold the sides of the circles and push into the muffin tin. Do not lay the pastry circles over the muffin tin and use your finger to push the middle in – the pastry will likely split and you will have to roll it out again.
Mixing the filling by hand is definitely a job the kids can get involved with.
I used 3 x 385g tins of pie apples. With this amount of filling, I used two batches of pastry and made 27 mini pies.