Monday, August 27, 2012

Mini Apple Pies :)

Dear Friends :)

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments on my previous post. :) Am still happy dear. :) I got wonderful gift from my friend that is Pie pan :) I have a very small family and No one can eat that much big one and I have to eat that one, Am sure i ll bake a big pie from that pan during potluck or party and post it soon :) :):) :) So Am deeply thinking why not making a small one.My dearest sis and friend asked Do you have an Apple pie on your blog? I said oops no :( I want to try out differently.I told her I ll bake it soon and It came out well with my 1st attempt in baking mini apple pies from muffin cup or any desired shape muffin pan. Here is the recipe goes on.It ll be very tasty and an aromatic apple flavor with all spices :) You can impress by making different shapes by your kids or friends than regular pies :) It is an Eggless one and one of my brother's favorite Apple Pie.Missing my brother lots.

An Apple pie is a pastry crust which is called as double because it starts off the base and filling inside and top to cover the filling :).Its the most ingredient that is cooking apples and cinnamon and all spices.I used fruit apples.I have given a try to use fruit apples.It came out well.It is purely originated from the English recipe and world wide.It is also one of the U.S.A.'s favorite Apple Pie :)

Ingredients :

For the Crust : (I made very less quantity) You can increase double of the measurements given.
  • 1 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt.
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (It must be cold. cut into cubes) No melting.
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons Cold Ice Water.
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted butter for brushing the top of the pie.

For Filling :
  • 2 Red Apples or Green Apples( Washed,Peeled and Cut into slices or chopped into pieces of your choice)
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg powder
  • A pinch of Salt.
  • 2 Tablespoon Flour ( To avoid over flowing the juice out of it)
  • 1  Tablespoon Cider Vinegar or Apple juice.
  • 1 Tablespoon Of Lemon Juice.
 Notes: If you are using Red apples, reduce sugar or depends on the sweetness.
Method:

Here is the step by step wise of the picture as shown.



For Making the crust:


  • Take a wide bowl,Add flour,salt,sugar,grated butter if you dont have food processor.Knead it well by your hand or pastry blender till you get alike bread crumbs.
  • If you have Food processor ,then mix everything and make into crumbs.not too much pulse.pulse it for about 30 seconds.
  • Knead well by adding little cold water to it till you get soft ball shaped.Not too dry not too wet.
  • Cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
For Making the Filling :)
  • Add one by one as given in the Filling Ingredients.
  • Mix well.

To Assemble:
  • Take out the dough.Sprinkle the flour on the work counter top and make the dough flat on the dusted flour surface at least 1/8 inch 
  • Take cookie cutter or any round shaped bowl .Cut into desired circle shape.
  • Grease the butter on to the muffin pans.
  • Put the shaped dough into the muffin pan and make it into shaped design by pressing it gently with your index finger and thumb.
  • Prick it small holes by using fork to allow the steam out.
  • Put the fillings inside at least 1 Tablespoon.
  • Take out the extra shaped dough and cover it on the top and press it to the edges firmly.
  • For strips,make the flat dough into thin and take pizza cutter or knife make into straight horizontal lines.Cut into 6 stripes and cover it on the top as given.
  • Take a sharp knife cut into "X" in the center of the pie and it helps to cook inside.
  • Brush the melted butter on the top.
  • Bake it for about 10 to 12 minutes or until its brown in color.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Garnish it with whipped cream or chopped fruits or Ice cream on the top.
Enjoy!!!
Happy Baking!!! :)
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17 comments:

  1. Tasty minis....
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  2. Archu i think you post start taking orders, perfect looking pies and great that they are freshly baked... i love their color and look special... wish i had friends to gift me pie pans :P lucky u

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  4. Delicious Archana, your mini version of apple pie looks perfect.

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  5. Tehy look too good Achu, delious ones.
    Wishing you and family A Very Happy Onam!!!

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  6. looks yummy!!!

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  7. delicious recipe... looks amazing!

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  8. I came to your site looking for apple pie recipes. So good!

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