Mini Apple Pies

We did a trial run last night and these little pies were so delicious and so easy that we made a triple batch today.  We took a few pictures to try to really demonstrate how easy they are.  These would be great for something different for Thanksgiving day dessert or just a special little surprise for your family.  I imagine you could use any type of pie filling.  We definitely are going to try it. 

First off, here is the link to the recipe for these Mini Pies.  Secondly, we tried two different types of frozen pre made pie shells.  One was a national brand and the other was just a store brand.  We didn't notice much of a difference, though.  So, first we washed and peeled.

Then we diced and added the sugar and cinnamon

 

Then we unrolled the pre-made pie dough, cut it into quarters and placed the quarters in the cup cake holders (the recipe calls for tart tins, but the silicone cup cake holders work just as well).

 

 

 

Next, we just spooned in the filling and put the top piece of crust.  Ronnie had the brilliant idea to do the trellis design with the top dough. 

 

 

Then you just brush them with egg if you choose to and bake for twenty minutes.  Add some vanilla ice cream and you are a hit!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

So try a batch!  I promise, it won't take long!  And speaking of Thanksgiving, what will you serve for dessert?