Recipe Swap - A Girl in Transit


Happy Fall everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm visiting from my blog, A Girl In Transit. I'm here today sharing my take on the classic apple pie, Mini Scandinavian Apple Pies. In this particular recipe I'm using butter flavored shortening instead of butter (at this time I am unable to eat dairy while I nurse my newborn... yes he's THAT sensitive *sigh*). Good news is that I've still received excellent feedback even with this minor adjustment. I'm also sharing a little tip on rolling out the pie crust. The fact that we are going to make mini pies makes the dough much easier to work with so never fear, making pie crust really isn't as bad as everyone say it is. Also See my rendition of the Mini Scandinavian Jelly Pies and my Pie Pops

Thank you so much Meg for letting me share one of my fall favorites with you all. She's such a sweet heart and her blog is so sincere. She's going to be over at my place sharing one of her favorite fall recipes as well, so don't miss out!

Lets begin...


Pie Crust
Makes about 12 Mini Pies
(I would double the recipe of the crust or split in half the recipe of the filling. Otherwise you'll have a lot of filling left over.)

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of shortening
Ice water
Filling, recipe below

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium-mixing bowl cut the shortening and salt into the flour by hand or with a pastry blender until it's the texture of cornmeal. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of ice water over the mixture and mix just until the dough is moistened. Repeat by adding 6 to 8 tablespoons water (one at a time) until all the dough is just moist. Take care not to over mix.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Divide the dough in half and roll into two balls. One ball for the tops and one ball for the bottoms. Roll 1 ball out (see rolling out tip below) and cut out circles with a cookie cutter that is roughly 2-2.5 inches across. Do the same with the 2nd ball. Transfer the bottoms to a non-stick or Silpat lined cookie sheet, careful not to stretch the dough.

Tip: Instead of over flouring the dough while rolling it out, like seen above, sandwich the lightly floured dough between two pieces of wax paper. Then roll out dough to desired thickness. I make mine a bit on the thinner side since it's the size of a cookie and you don't want too much dough. 


Pie Filling
(Remember to either double the pie crust or split in half the pie filling ingredients to have matching portions. The recipe I used is for a pie and me tweaking it to make mini pies has messed with the portions a bit. I usually double the crust, make 12 mini pies, and make a whole regular sized pie in addition)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup to 1 cup all-purpose flour
6-7 cups (about 5 apples) cut into thin sliced cubes. (I used Granny Smith. Remember the more "freckles" on the apple, the sweeter it is)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white

In a medium bowl or stand mixer, combine the apples with the brown and white sugar. Add flour, cinnamon and continue mixing until they are well coated. 


Add roughly 1 table spoon of apple filling per pie bottom. Wet the edges with water or egg white to act as a glue to seal the top portion of the pies. Add pie tops. Poke holes or slits to allow steam to escape when baking. Brush the assembled pies with egg white. If desired sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on the tops of each pie. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
Original recipe that I tweaked for this version.

Yum Sarah! I definitely will be making these soon but I don't have any cute little helpers like Sam. Her hands are so precious next to the mini pies.

37 comments:

Sarah said...

Thank you so much my dear!!!!! You are have such a sweet heart and inspirational blog. I admire your work you've done on your blog so much. =)

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Bekuh Browning said...

These look so delicious and charming. I think I might try making these for thanksgiving.

Jenee C. said...

These are seriously adorable! I love the little leaf shapes on them, perfect for the holidays.

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

sherri lynn said...

These look delicious! I love any food item that's "mini" - I just think they are so cute! And crust always makes me nervous so that's a good tip to know!

Erica said...

Oh, goodness. So cute. I love anything with a play on proportions.

My favorite part are the leaf cut outs. These mini pies are almost too pretty to eat. (I say almost because my stomach would get the better of me.) :)

erica said...

Oh my goodness these are so cute!! xx

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

these pies are so darn cute, now i am hungry!! i love the cutout shapes!
xoamy
www.cupcakesncouture.com

Bev said...

wow... not only do they look delish, but super adorable!!

REBrown said...

These are so cute!

Jamie Van Nuys said...

wow, these look so adorable and delicious! I may take a leap and make these for Thanksgiving for my family, they would be impressed!

Sunny & Star said...

I cannot believe how adorable these little pies are. Don't you agree that mini size treats are always cuter than the big ones. I am all about trying recipes with apples in them this Fall so I definitely be making these. Maybe for a Fall dinner party!

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Oh my goodness, can those be any cuter? love it.

Laurie said...

I love following Sarah's blog! These mini pies look great. Perfect for fall!

Helene said...

I love the cut outs you used! Can't wait to start following you!

Katie said...

These mini pies are just beautiful! Such lovely photography, too.

Thank you so much, Meg, for stopping by my little piece of the web and leaving some love. I'm off to check more of your adorable space!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

How mini and delightful!

Valerie Price said...

Oh wow, these are so amazing...I love how they look!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh girl, this looks delicious! And you are definitely welcome to use the same philosopher answer! :)

Kiki said...

Can you say yummy!!!

XO

glammedbytarin.blogspot.com

jennifer :o) said...

oh my gosh that looks amazing! Might just have to try those this weekend :)

Danielle said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog Meg! Sarah, these are adorable. I might be brave enough to try making my own crust, I usually cheat and get mine at the store!

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thompson said...

holy moly. those look delish. certainly going to print and give this a whirl!

LeahJo said...

these are super cute! and i'm sure delicious too!

Alissa said...

OMG! DIVINE looking, seriously! I need to try this out for Thanksgiving!

ana jacobs said...

That look delicious!!
Beijos, Ana
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Sarah and Stewart said...

Those look delicious! Sarah's cooking process is so much neater and tidier than mine, LOL.

blackberryfashion said...

so tasty :)

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Deidre said...

These look AMAZING.

Victoria said...

Well, don't these look amazing! I guess I should give this pie crust a try.

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Those look delish! Perfect presentation too! Hmmm I might have to make those for a fall party when I have a girl's night. Thanks for sharing!

Johanna said...

These are so darling to look at...love this for Fall!

meandmr.com said...

Yum this looks amazing! I'll have some please!
-melanie

Sarah said...

Aw shucks =)

Sarah said...

Thanks!

Sarah said...

Thanks you! Yes give it a try. It's very therapeutic =)

Sarah said...

It's all about camera angles lol! I'm not that neat.

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow delicious!!!! would you like to follow each other?
Besos, desde España, Marcela♥