Friday, February 6, 2009

Apple Pie Tarts


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
cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter
lemon juice
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


6 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Lily:
This is such an inventive recipe. Thank you for sharing it with me!
Roberta Anne

NicoMc "the Illustrator" said...

Looks delicious, you have some Martha Stewart in you!

BECKY said...

I love this idea Lilly!! Hmmm...I just saw a pie crust that had gotten pushed aside in my freezer yesterday! :o)

Got my hearts and absolutely love them. You did such a nice job on them!!I'm keeping one and the others are gifts! Later today/evening I will promote you with a pic of them on my blog!!

Have a lovely day!
Becky

BECKY said...

Hi Lilly!
Thanks for your sweet comment about my post today. I'm going to leave the JOY post up through the evening, and will post pics of the hearts you made either later tonight or first thing in the morning!

I may also include them with a Valentine Open House on another blog! I'll let you know. I'm going to show them as part of Valentine's decorations.
They just make me smile!
Blessings,
Becky

The Other Side of Me said...

Lily,

These look so yummy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I am so glad to "meet" you. Your hand stitching is fantastic. I am off to check out your etsy site!!
Will be back soon,
Tammy

Kathleen said...

These look wonderful!
I would love your daughter's pie crust recipe!
You have a wonderful blog..
I am adding you to my sidebar..

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