Apple-Apple Pies And Plans For Pi Day

Pi Day has finally arrived and I will post the final pie of “Pie Quest” this evening! This is the 11th pie of “Pie Quest” from last night. I saw a picture that had no instructions or link so I just did my best. Next time I hope to find bigger apples to bake in! I made 4 mini “Apple-Apple Pies” and not only were they a lovely dessert, but they’ve proven to be a delicious breakfast! Plus, for whatever reason, I like saying “Apple-Apple Pie” and found myself humming a made-up tune with lyrics that go something like: “mmm apple-apple pie, I love apple-apple pie, yummy apple-apple pie”!

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So, how is this scrumptious tidbit put together?

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Start by baking a batch of just apple pie filling. Apples take quite awhile to soften in the oven and you will probably want that started while you’re preparing the rest. A regular size pie recipe for filling can fill more than 4 apples, but I’ve found that my tummy can only handle so much pie! I am hoping that I can efficiently save the filling to use on my toast in the mornings like a chunky apple butter.

I sliced the top off the apples and hollowed them out with a melon scoop. As I was doing this I made a mental note that I would like to add scoops of apples to some kind of fruit recipe in the future! Seriously, who likes peeling and chopping apples? I think they don’t end up in enough fruit salads because of this, and it’s super easy to scoop adorable little morsels of apple; problem solved!

Back to the “Apple-Apple Pie”!

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I made the lattice pie tops ahead of time so I could simply lay them over the apples and press the edges down. I filled the apples slightly over-full so the filling could settle in as it continued to bake.

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I covered them with the lattice tops and popped them back in the oven for about 10 minutes just to cook the pie crust. I pressed the bottoms of the apples into little circles of extra dough to help hold them in place on a flat pan while they were cooking/being moved, etc. The result was lovely! These sweet little treats with that cinnamon-spicy aroma of apple pie came out of the oven. The outer apple shell was tender, but not squishy, and still firm enough to hold its shape. In the future I will dust the top of the lattice with cinnamon and sugar like a giant square of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Mmm… apples and Cinnamon Toast Crunch…

Where was I?

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This is one of the links I will be entering in “The Pi Day Pie Party” hosted by Crazy for Crust!

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Join the Pi Day Pie Party with Crazy for Crust and enter to win some fabulous prizes!

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