Mini Apple Pie A’La Apple

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So, now that I’ve concored the mini strawberry cheesecake bites, I’m on to another party-friendly Fancy, simple and healthy (okay, healthier) than their larger, much doughier counterparts.  Traditional apple pies are great, but when you’re looking to change things up a bit these mini versions (inside the apple!) are fun to make and pretty impressive looking if you ask me…

MINI APPLE PIE’S-INSIDE THE APPLE

Ingredients:

6 medium apples (I like fuji or gala)

For each apple you will need:
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon
Instructions:
Cut off lids from each apple. With a small sharp knife and a small spoon cave the apples forming bowls and set the chopped pulp aside. To avoid the apples from getting dark, you can add a few drops of lemon juice.
Mix the ingredients and sprinkle over the reserved apple pulp. Toss with a spoon and fill the apple bowls.
And now for the flower tops…
SWEET PIE DOUGH
Ingredients:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1tbsp sugar
100g butter, cold
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
Directions:
Put all ingredients in the jar of a food processor and mix only until it forms a ball. If necessary, add a few drops of cold water. Don’t over mix. If you want do do it manually, mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and rub the mixture with your hands until you have a crumbled texture. Add the egg and  mix until it comes together into a ball. If necessary, add a few drops of water. Do not over mix.
Roll out dough and cut flowers with a cookie cutter, make some holes to release vapor while baking.

Carefully place a flower over each apple. Don’t try to mold the dough, it will be firm and will break. The heat of the oven will take care of that ;)
Bake at 370°F in a baking pan lined with parchment paper until they are tender and the dough is lightly golden (about 40 minutes).
Serve warm or cool, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.
This wonderful recipe was found on Testado, Aprovedo & Aprovado
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