34. Yesterday I found frozen pie crust in the freezer...can't remember when it got pushed to the side. Pulling it out of the freezer, I decided to make a pie today. Although it was only enough for a one crust pie I started to consider my options, though not liking any of them. What I really wanted was a slice of apple pie. But that would mean making another batch of crust for the top layer. Now, what could I make...apple pie with a crumb topping...apple dumplings...hmmmm...how about mini apple pie tarts! Yes. Sounded like a plan and not nearly the amount of work as a pie.
Apple Pie Tarts
1 pie crust, roll out into a 12x14 rectangle.
2 apples, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
milk or water/flour
Cut pie crust into 6 equal parts for a large cup muffin pan or 12 for a small cup muffin pan. Line muffin tin with paper baking cups or lightly grease. Fit pie crust squares into muffin cups loosely.
Divide apples between the six cups evenly.
Sprinkle sugar over apples and sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot with butter and squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice over apples.
Roughly turn edges of dough toward center of tarts covering apples loosely. Brush tops with milk or water and sprinkle sugar over top.
Bake in 350º oven for 30 minutes or till tops are browned and
apples are bubbling.
Serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Or eat them just as they are.
This was so easy and it was just enough to take care of my apple pie craving.
"Pies are made of butter and love." ~ Norwegian Proverb