Mini Apple Pie

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Hi foodie friends 🙂 Its high time that we put our next blog.. If you are wondering what was holding us back for our fresh post then let me admit.. November has been quite a hectic month with series of events and life going like a roller coaster 🙂 And whatever little time we got we were preparing for the bestest recipes to welcome festive time again. Christmas , New years………. Wow… The winters still settling in.. Its not as cold as we expected in Delhi (India) as of now.. but its just the beginning. With mid December approaching we are sure you all would be getting cosy at home spending more time with family like us 🙂  We love winters ….. as they actually let you stay back with your loved ones and let you dress up in your favourite winter wear 😉 So if the time is so special so has to be our menu 🙂

Beginning this December and keeping in mind the whole family warmth, what we have on our menu today is our top favourite “Apple pie” 🙂 oops!!! Not just apple pie let me rephrase it….. What we have on our menu today is “ mini apple pies 🙂 ” An easy recipe made in a muffin tin, everyone gets to eat their own portion 🙂 ,with perfect presentation they help you present it to your family and friends this festive season 🙂

A classic dessert or tea time treat. This traditional mini apple pies recipe is quick and easy and ensures a perfect result every time 🙂

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There are hundreds of apple pie recipe variations out there. But instead of tackling traditional apple pie, or apple pie baked in apples, another fun variation we’d love to try 🙂  We decided to put our own little twist on it and try Mini Apple Pies with a crumble top. These Mini Apple Pies with excellent flavour and pastry lattice woven of strips for perfect presentation  did not disappoint, so we are excited to share this recipe with you today 🙂

Honestly foodie friends some time back when we were out for a coffee together. We decided to order apple pie on menu 🙂 To our DSC05368surprise it was this beautiful mini form with a crusty top and apple filling inside. It looked awesome. What we loved the most was  it was small, eatable without making any mess. Also the cinnamon flavour with apples was to die for 🙂 Sipping a cup of tea and coffee with our yum apple pie Sakshi and I used to chit chat and then wonder we wish we could make it. Honestly the pastry lattice woven of strips look so professional and nicely done and complicated that time. But now when we make it ourselves in our kitchen we understand that it just needs a little effort and nothing more than that. If you ask me we are feeling so proud today to present these little apple pies to you all.

An apple pie is a fruit pie (or tart) in which the principal filling ingredient is apples. It is sometimes served with whipped cream or ice cream on top, or alongside cheddar cheese. Pastry is generally used top-and-bottom, making it a double-crust pie, the upper crust of which may be a circular shaped crust or a pastry lattice woven of strips; exceptions are deep-dish apple pie with a top crust only, and open-face Tarte Tatin.

Foodies as we all know Apple Pie is one of those classic all-american, old-fashioned recipes that brings back so many wonderful memories of spending time with family, playing games, and enjoying a slice of apple pie. With a buttery crust, and packed to the brim with spiced apples, it was and still remains a favorite! Everything remaining same the only difference is that a slice of apple pie is now replaced with a homemade mini apple pie 🙂

Apple pies are always a popular dessert – especially when they are served with cream or ice-cream! But for winters it goes perfect with a cup of tea 🙂 Also these mini apple pies will be particularly popular with your kids because they can help you by cutting out each circle of pie dough, or assist in filling each little pie cup. Also the right presentation attracts them to byte it with you 🙂 That reminds me friends when I made them at home my niece was over to my place. She is not so fond of pies she told me once. But the moment I took these out of oven looking at the lattice woven crust and the mini individual pies she jumped out of excitement and said “I too wana have “ The joy on her face made it worth the effort 🙂 So the mini version of apple pie is undoubtedly a hit amongst the kids too 🙂

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Foodies talking of the apple pie filling, you can make this pie with any firm textured apple that will not lose its shape when baked. What I often like to do is to mix two or three different varieties of apples which gives the apple pie a wonderfully complex flavor. Once you have sliced the apples, the next step is to macerate them in sugar and spices. Now that’s what makes these so delicious…spices 🙂 Foodies our homemade mini apple pie contains a wholesome of goodness with apples being mixed with cinnamon, honey and jaggery.

Cinnamon or dalchini is a staple addition to curries, pulav and biryani, but did you ever think that that tiny little bark could protect you from a host of illnesses right from cancer to cough and cold? Well, it sure can. Here are some of the benefits of cinnamon: Helps keep diabetes under check. It can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. Cinnamon is packed with a compound known as cinnamomum, which has very strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a great home remedy for arthritic pain. It also helps in improving digestion. All the weight watchers, cinnamon helps with weight loss. Cinnamon is a common spice and flavouring agent but the essential oil it contains also has strong anti-microbial properties which helps in beating acne. Known for its antibiotic and body warming properties, cinnamon is a formidable remedy against a cold and cough.

Jaggery is a traditional uncentrifuged sugar consumed in Asia and Africa. It is a concentrated product of date, cane juice, or palm sap without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in color. Jaggery is a great remedy for anemia, asthma, joint pains and menstrual pains. It also aids in digestion, purifies blood and keeps the skin away from problems such as acnes and pimples. It is a great energy booster as it provides us lots of energy. If you feel drained at any point of the day, a piece of jaggery with water can do wonders for you.

The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. Honey can be a powerful immune system booster. It’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.

Now you know how heathy our apple pie is.

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Our favourite part about this entire recipe is the crumble topping – buttery with cinnamon! Yum! You will use your food processor or a fork to combine flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon together to create the streusel topping.

These little tarts will bake up quickly, only 18-20 minutes until they are perfectly baked! These mini crumb apple pies are perfect for any dessert table  🙂

So foodies if you ever crave a good old-fashioned pie, but think it’s too much of a task to bake a real home-made pie from scratch, crust and all? With these easy steps, you could become the star or apple pies expert 🙂  The end result is so tasty and delicious that you won’t be able to believe you made it all by yourself. Add some ice cream on top when serving for an even more delicious taste. Yum! This is the best recipe for apple pie for those who want an old-fashioned, perfect tasting apple pie with a flaky crust.  This is a unique twist on a famous pie. These mini apple pies are perfect to make if you have any leftover apples. As they’re served in individual portions, they’re ideal for small dessert portions. Here is how to make mini apple pies.

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This apple pie is a classic, from the scrumptious filling to the flaky pastry crust. It is homemade goodness at its very best.

Using fresh apples, a homemade pie crust recipe, and the perfect blend of spices; this is the apple pie that is true delight in every forkful. So start enjoying these winters with friends and family over a cup of tea and ofcourse these amazing delicious and sinfull mini apple pies 🙂

Cheers

Sakshi n Parul

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