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Mini Apple Hand Pies

Updated on November 10, 2013

Sweet cupcake sized pies everyone will love!

It's amazing how something sweet can mean so much! I've had a rough streak in the past couple of weeks, I've had the worst UTI ever and to top that up reactive arthritis decided to tag along. Who knew you can get that from UTI? I didn't. It's a nasty little thing and it made my life a living hell as I was (and to some extent still am) unable to walk or use my hands for anything practical. And then yesterday I finally caught a break and decided to do something to boost my morale. I checked what was available in the kitchen (not much) and decided to do something sweet & fun something light & delicious. And it hit me - mini hand apple pies!

They were just as I imagined them and that totally made my day! Everyone loved them and I do hope you will love them too!

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Ingredients for the pie crust - You probably have these at home already

That's all you need - salt, four, butter & sour cream (or yoghurt)

These delicious bites are perfect for parties as they are an eye catcher and make a great finger food.

Compliments from your guests are guaranteed.

Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 12 mini pies

Ingredients

  • 400 g (3 and 1/3 cup) all purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yoghurt
  • 1 stick butter (250g)
  • a dash of salt
  • 4 -5 apples
  • few tablespoons of sugar - depends on your sweet tooth
  • bread crumbs - few tablespoons
  • cinammon

Instructions

  1. Let the butter soften a bit at the room temperature. When it's soft enough cut it to small pieces and put in the mixing bowl. Add flour, salt and yoghurt and mix it with your hands. Give it a good mix until you get fluffy and willing dough. Put it in the fridge for a while (15-20 min).
  2. While the dough is in the fridge make the filling. If you have home grown apples you don't have to peel them but if you buy them in a store it's better to peel them. Make a purée - either in a mixer or with a hand blender. Although I didn't do it I think it would be great if the filling had some of the larger apple chunks in it. Yum!. When you have your apples blended add sugar, some cinnamon and bread crumbs - just enough that the purée won't be watery any more.
  3. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it with a rolling pin. Cut out the 12 large circles - you can do them free-hand or you can use a small round bowl or a super large cup to make them. Also make 12 smaller circles (I used a regular glass and rolled the dough a bit to make it fit).
  4. Grease up the muffin/cupcake pan and put the dough circles in. Fill them with the filling and cover with smaller dough circles. Pinch the edges (with fingers and fork for decoration).
  5. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes (checking occasionally) at 180°C/ 350°F
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Make the dough!

The dough is really easy to make, the ingredients mixed well together and I got a smooth ball of dough in less than 5 minutes (with one hand =)

A must have for every cupcake and hand pie lover

I would go crazy if I wouldn't have this pan as I'm a cupcake-a-holic.

Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan
Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan

We love our cupcakes, muffins and hand pies (well we love them now) and I can't imagine my life without a muffin pan. I used it for sweets as well as starters and party bites like muffin pizzas, breakfast eggs... There are so many fun ways to utilize this pan.

 

We're rolling, rolling!

This rolling pin is probably older than I am but it still does the job and there's just something about it that makes it so special (it holds so many great memories).

Apple Purée - it's so hard not to eat it right away

I actually don't like eating apples (fresh ones) but I love the purée. I could eat it all the time. Homemade one works best for this recipe but you can use the store bought one as well (you will probably need to add more bread crumbs).

Some of them will also come with a sweet surprise

I had some soft milk caramels at hand and though they would make a nice addition to the filling. I popped a caramel candy into a few of the pies and it turned out great. The caramel had melted when the pies were baking and it gave the pies a very subtle caramel taste in the centre.

Some decoration is needed

Punch the pies with a fork to let the air in the dough.

Ready to be eaten!

They were delicious when they were hot but they were even tastier when they cooled down. The breadcrumbs in the filling made the filling thick enough not to spill but not at a cost of flavour.

Will you be making these? What's your favourite pie flavour? Just here to say hi? I would love to hear from you.

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    • yania227 profile image

      yania227 4 years ago

      It looks delicious and so cute, I love it!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I love the idea of pureeing the apples. I have never heard of that before, but I bet it works great with the small pies.

    • Pete1968 LM profile image

      Pete1968 LM 4 years ago

      What a nice lens with sweet recepies. I like them as sweet as posible. Well done!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      What a fun recipe. I'm sure this goes over big at holidays. Thank you for the recipe. Giving it a tweet.

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      Susan300 4 years ago

      Thanks for being part of the 2013 Squidoo County Fair! :)

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Ooh, nice! Your hand pies look and sound delicious!

    • Susan Zutautas profile image

      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I bet adding the caramel was a great addition. I'll have to try your recipe, as I know my family would love these pies.

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