Mini-Apple Pies

So, you know how I like all my foods to have a certain “adorability” about them?

Just kidding. I don’t think there’s anything adorable about a bacon-double cheeseburger with every topping imaginable going at this nasty face at 100 miles an hour. The way I eat (like a starved rodent who is constantly under the impression this might be the last meal ever) has been a topic of conversation for many years. There may or may not be video evidence. I’m working on it.

It’s a serious issue. I have to eat salads at every work lunch while everyone else is eating burgers and delicious things less like salads. I could not have more of a first-world-problem-themed life.

Blabbering aside, these Mini-Apple Pies are pretty freakin’ adorable. Plus, if you’re like me and would rather eat 10 hamburgers and have just a little taste of dessert afterwards, this is perfect. It’s the best little bite(s) of perfection, without going overboard. Unless you want to go overboard. Which is cool too.

Mini-Apple Pies

2 Red Delicious Apples

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ Cup Granulated Sugar

1 inch Fresh Ginger

½ Lemon Juiced

Basic Pie Crust Recipe

Start by making your pie crust, according to the directions in that link right up there, and chill the dough in the fridge until you're ready to bake these little suckers. You can make it the night before or whatever, it just "rolls out" best if it can chill for at least 1 hour.

 Or you can buy a pie crust from the grocery store. Whatever. I won't judge you. Well, I will but I won't tell you about it.

Roll out the pie crust on a floured surface and cut out large circles, using cookie cutters. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and press the "dough circles" into each designated cup.

Bake at 450 degrees until the crust turns a light golden brown, about 10 minutes.

While that party is going on, dice the two apples, grate the ginger and combine it all with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. The lemon will keep it from drying out and turning the nasty kind of brown so it only turns the good kind of brown.

You welcome!

When the crust is done getting lusciously golden, fill the cups with the apple filling and top with any leftover dough crumbles. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar for added affect and bake for another 12-15 minutes at 450.

Chill the Mini-Pies and serve with ice-cream.

You know you wanna.