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Organic Apple Pie and Tarts by G-Ma

Updated on October 26, 2010
This one is plum and apple
This one is plum and apple

My very own way

All the ingredients I use are organic, well except for the pie crust, I buy the ones that you just un-roll to use, these days seems you can hardly tell the difference. :O)

Makes 6.


Small apple pies, enough for one or two, depending on how much you can eat.
I buy the aluminum small pie tins at the grocery store that are made for Pot pies because they have clear tops .

1. Apples...around 15-20 medium, peeled, cored and sliced (you can use more or

less) placed in lemon water so they don't turn brown, then I just drain them in a

colander..........sometimes I do not peel, there is a lot of goodness in the peels.

2. Sugar....again this is up to you. If the apples are sweet enough I just add a 1/2 cup or so.

3. Cinnamon...if you like this...about a teaspoon, again your taste is what matters.

4. Butter.... about a Tablespoon, placed on top of each pile of apples once in the pie tin. No bottom crust, I just spray with an oil and dust with some sugar.

5. Pie crust....at room temperature roll the dough out, I cut into four pieces, then this is a bit tricky...you have to trim to fit your small pie tins.

Also you can cut strips and then lattice them across your pies. Looks good and also cuts down on the calories

6. Milk....I use milk to brush the top crust with and sprinkle on a bit more sugar on them...again totally up to you, but the milk gives them a very nice golden look.

7. Bake at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, I place them on a cookie sheet to help make less work for me if they boil over...and they do :O)

I over fill my tins because they cook down quite a bit and I love apple pie...Now let them cool on a rack. Serve warm or cold, with or without Ice Cream, whipped cream and even some like cheese on top...

I hope you like this, it is easy, freezes well and doesn't seem to last long enough...:O) Hugs G-Ma

Oh dear I forgot the tarts...just fill the pie crust with apples, add butter and fold the edges in...bake till done...use your imagination on sugar, cinnamon and butter...also put beaten egg or milk on the edges so they are golden brown...

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      G-ma, wow, I love apple pie but never though about doing them this way. It always seemed like so much work. Doing the pot pie size is also a great idea, I think you got me, I'm going to have to try this recipe. Ummmm....hungry for pie :-) Peace!! Tom

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      justom...yum is right...I like them a bit tart and the smaller one's are just the right size, plus a whole pie is way too much to have just sitting around...it disappears just as fast,it seems...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      That is a great idea, with just my husband and myself things either get wasted or I make myself eat what I don't want, just like my Mom and Mamaw always did. Thanks!

      Polly

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Polly...glad you liked this idea...I have done this now for over 5 years...should have shared this before...:o) Hugs G-Ma

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your recipe sounds so easy to follow and so good. I think the pot pie size pies are a great idea.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thank You KoffeeKlatch Gals...they are easy and good and just enough..Enjoy...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      cwarden 6 years ago from USA

      I love this recipe and it doesn't sound too difficult. I will try this out for a little get together I am having soon. Pies are the best!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      cwarden ..Right you are...and they are perfect for company..today I had 6 left in the freezer so I thawed 2 out and with the tops on them gave each of the young men that mow and weed for me, one...They were so pleased..Hope you have fun...:O) Thanks for commenting Hugs G-Ma

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Yum, yum, yum. Apple pie is my all time favorite food group.

      Hope you're well

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Zsuzsy Bee..Yup I love it too and thank you dear I am doing fine...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      OOOPs

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      Debra Allen 6 years ago from West By God

      Yummy for my Tummy!!! Thank you G-Ma. How do you get the soft frame around your pictures?

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Lady G...Thanks for commenting...I have a Photoprogram that came with my Computer and also one with my scanner. When I go into either of them I have the option to soften edges...I don't know how to explain...but I am good at showing...LOL If ever you want to chat mersbabes@yahoo.com is where I am...sometimes...LOL...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Debra Allen 6 years ago from West By God

      Thanks and I added you to my contacts list. I think I have that too, but haven't had the time to play with my photo editor on my computer.

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      Robert E Smith 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I was never much for pastries. Pie, once in a while. Tarts hardly ever. Ice Cream is my weakness. I crave it year round. Bad for my diet though. Been rededicating myself to health. My wife owns this body and she has been seeing it slip into disrepair. I am retired now with a gym paid for by the rent. No excuses! So why am I looking at your hub with my mouth watering? Begone Temptress! Huggies Mommy.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      no body...LOL...well the reason I DON'T use a bottom crust, is it makes for less calories, easier to make, freeze and feel less guilty about...Tempting enough to try?...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      You have no idea how much I love to collect recipes from hubpages and these look wonderful. I have to try them, reminding me of how my mom's kitchen smelled on pie days. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      BobbiRant...thanks for dropping in...ready for a piece of pie...:O) Have a good day...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      Absolutely - they must be organic. The pies look awesome - if I had one now I'd eat it all (quietly in the backroom - sometimes you just have to overdo it to be satisfied.

      Thanks a million for the recipe. Rated up!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      TheListLady...ha ha I do know what you mean...and I do just that...sssshhhh...Happy Holidays my dear...O) Hugs G-Ma

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