Mini Apple Pies

Well, it finally happened. I made a pretty dessert that is equally delicious and easy to make! The work involved should take no more than 10-15 minutes tops. It makes a great week night dessert for those with a sweet tooth or for when you have guests coming over and you don’t want to make a complicated dessert.
These are by no means qualified as “healthy”. In fact, I guarantee some of my fitness friends will be un-liking me on Facebook today after they see this. I’m a disgrace to the fitness industry! lol
Whatever! 😀
I mean, who doesn’t like anything “mini” for dessert? These are so stinking cute! 

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Months ago I found this recipe from “Little Bit Funky”  on Pinterest and I knew right away that I had to make them. It’s one of those things that make a good first impression and you can’t get them out of your head! What took me so long to make them?

{Mini Apple Pies}

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Ingredients:
4 cups of apples cut into 1/2 inches bits (about 4 apples)
6 tbsp of flour
1/4 cup Stevia in Raw
1/2 cup sugar
(or you can use 3/4 cup regular sugar)
2 heaping tsp of cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg (optional)
2 tbsp of butter cut into 12 equal portions
1 box of Pillsbury pie crusts (not the frozen kind) 
These are so good that next time I’ll make 24 instead of 12. Just double the ingredients and you’re set to go. 

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Method:
Preheat oven at 400 degrees and add cooking spray to your muffin tins. 
Mix the apples with the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make sure all of them are coated well. 
Cut the pie crusts into circles using the rim of a glass or use a large cookie cutter. I started making my circles in the middle of the curst and worked around it. I was able to fit exactly 6 circles into each pie crust without much crust leftover. 
Line your muffin tin with the pie crust circles and make sure the bottom is molded tightly without any air bubbles.  
Fill the crust with your apple mixture and place a butter square right on top. I smeared the butter a little more on top of the apples after I took the above photo. 
With the leftover dough, I made little hearts and circles with tiny cookie cutters and decorated the mini apple pies with them. If you don’t want to do this, you can just add the small pieces without shapes right on top. I just wanted mine to look pretty ;-D
Brush the top with melted butter and bake for about 18-22 minutes. At around 18 minutes keep checking them until they reach a perfect golden color. Mine took about 22 minutes. 
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A side of vanilla ice cream would be the perfect companion for these mini apple pies!  

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  • 07/12/2012 - 12:27 am

    EmilyCommittofit - These are probably the cutest little apple pies I have ever seen! what a great idea! I actually LOVE that you posted a recipe like this! so many fitness people just focus on the eat clean mentality…which obviously is important to our health and optimum fitness…but at the same time you need a BALANCE in order for fitness to really be a LIFESTYLE and not a transient adherence to a particular way of eating!
    Love this!!<3ReplyCancel

    • 07/15/2012 - 2:47 pm

      Ana C. - I really don’t like the mentality of only one way of eating. Like you said, it’s all about BALANCE and not look down upon other people that don’t eat exactly the way the “obsessive eating clean mentality” does. I like to eat about 90% unprocessed foods and the rest fill it with some processed foods. The big gurus like Alan Aragon, Scott Abel, Erik Ledin, Layne Norton follow this philosophy as well.ReplyCancel

  • 07/13/2012 - 2:13 am

    Elsha.Rae - oh my gosh yum!! thank you for sharing! i cant wait to try this recipe! xoxoReplyCancel

    • 07/15/2012 - 2:41 pm

      Ana C. - It’s to die for Elsha! You’ll enjoy it so much! Have a great day!ReplyCancel

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