Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mini Apple Pies

There's nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven in your home. It's so festive.  I love how warm and cozy the house feels when there's something yummy baking in the oven.  Maybe that's because my mom is the master cook=)  Around the holidays especially, she always had something yummy filling the home with an amazing aroma. 

She taught me how to freeze apple pie filling so that all you have to do when you're ready to make one is make the crust and plop it in!  It's an amazing trick and a huge time saver.

All you do is make up your apple pie filling.  Put it in a freezer bag, put it in a pie pan and pat down the apples.  Then you just freeze the filling in the pan and when it has frozen, take the pan out of the freezer, keeping the filling in the freezer. It's as easy as that! 

I decided since there are only two of us, I should make some mini ones.  I used the same technique but just put the filling in a large cupcake pan.  They looked like this.

 Just make up the crust, roll it out so it's big enough to fold over the top of the apple filling.  Mine didn't turn out too pretty, but if you took a little more time, they would be really cute!

Bake at 350 until the crust is golden brown and apples are done. Enjoy!

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