Mini Apple Pies

If you are tracking such things as fall food, than I’m on point with these mini apple pies since fall officially started this past Sunday. But if you are like me, then things like that tend to get lost in the shuffle. But yesterday, coincidence was on my side.

Apple Tarts via Bakers Royale

What’s still not on my side: time. Again, another short post, as I’m back to volleying timelines with deliverables.

Peeling Apples I

A few notes

  • This is a Bon Appetit recipe that I flipped into 4 inch tart pans.
  • The recipe calls for Golden Delicious apples, but I used Gala apples because that’s what I had on hand. I wouldn’t suggest this as they weren’t as flavorful. If Honeycrisp were around I would have used that instead, since that’s my baking apple preference.
  • The grated lemon peel from the recipe was omitted.
  • Apple jam was added to the filling since that’s the way my family prefers it. If you decide to use the jam, fold it into the filling after the apples have been tossed with the previous ingredients. I also used a little of jam to brush on top of the lattice to prevent it from chipping or cracking or chipping while they were being transported (a baking tip I read in a newspaper a while back).

Peeling Apples II

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Mini Apple Pies

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons, chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening diced
  • 6 tablespoons (or more) ice water

Filling

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 pounds Gala apples, diced
  • ½ cup apple jam (Optional. See notes in the post)

Directions:

For the instructions to making this recipe  from Bon Appetit, click here.

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40 Responses to “Mini Apple Pies”

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — September 23, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Simply the best pies I have seen this season! Too bad I am almost at the end of apple season in Australia, however I will make these with what I have left!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 23, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    The recipe part isn’t up. But the pics are gorgeous! I know what it feels like to be so busy that your head is spinning! Hang in there!

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    Heather Christo — September 23, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    These are so beautiful Naomi!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 23, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Gorgeous pies, I can never resist the presentation of a mini dessert.

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — September 23, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Those look so good! I seriously need to get into this years apple season and soon!

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    Marie | FeelingFoodish — September 23, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I love these! I’ll be making an apple-picking trip soon to try this out.

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    Aimee Wimbush-Bourque — September 23, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    The air is crisp up here – it is definitely apple pie season!!

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — September 23, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Gorgeous photographs of such gorgeous tarts. We always have apples in our house and now I know what to do with them :)

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    Kate@Diethood — September 23, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    I love anything having to do with Apple and Pie… :-) These are gawdgeous!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 23, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    The little pies are absolutely stunning!

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    Maria — September 23, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    Gorgeous fall pies!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 23, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    These are the cutest little pies I’ve ever seen!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 23, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    these are so cute!! perfect little pies!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 23, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Ahhh, these look so perfect!

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    Maggie @MaggieCooks — September 23, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I love anything mini :) these are so cute and i’m sure they are really good! :)

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    Betsy @ Desserts Required.com — September 23, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    Fall may not really be happening in South Florida, but these mini pies give me something to look forward to!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 23, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Beautiful mini apple pies, Naomi! And, thanks for the great tips. I’ve never used apple jam to brush onto the crusts to provide both beauty and strength. Pinning!

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    DessertForTwo — September 23, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    So beautiful, as always. You know I love all things mini dessert :)

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    Tieghan — September 23, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    So pretty!! I love the mini pies!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — September 23, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    I seriously love this background you used for these. Its one of my faves you use, and the pies are adorable!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — September 24, 2013 @ 2:13 am

    Perfect adorable fall pies — I’d easily gobble up a few! Pinned!!

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    Tahnycooks — September 24, 2013 @ 2:57 am

    Who can resist apple pie?! Especially, when they are as adorable as these! Your crust looks perfect and flaky! Great pics, as always!!

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    Tea Blog — September 24, 2013 @ 3:01 am

    What a lovely mini apple pies! Looking great.

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    Amanda — September 24, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    Perfectly adorable! Such great pictures of apples too… only you would make cutting up apples look glamorous. :)

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — September 24, 2013 @ 5:34 am

    These are the cutest little apple pies I have ever seen .. just lovely!

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    Rebecca@Exploits of a Dorm Room Baker — September 24, 2013 @ 5:46 am

    They’re so cute! Putting apple jam into the filling sounds delicious.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 24, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Beautiful little pies, Naomi! Love the addition of apple jam!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — September 24, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    My hubby loves apple pies, he could eat a bunch of them. Looks so pretty.

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidencd — September 24, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Adorable! I have a soft spot for mini anything!

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    marla — September 25, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    These little pies are perfect!

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    Small Talk Mama — September 25, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Even if I never make this dessert, the pictures were worth the visit. Simply beautiful and sounds tasty too!

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — September 26, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    These look so delicious! Just in time..can use freshly picked apples!

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    Ali @ Solano's Kitchen — September 28, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    Love anything mini. So cute!

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    Monica — September 29, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    These are really beautiful little apple pies. Love it!

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    ChefThymeSavor — October 4, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    These are beautiful and will make the perfect gift for my elderly neighbor!

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    Anna — October 21, 2013 @ 1:35 am

    They look soo good going apple picking today :-)

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    Jen — October 21, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Why are miniature versions of food always so appealing? These look really yummy.

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    michele @ i-heart-baking — September 18, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    GORGEOUS photos! i love the red of the apple against the teal surface! and the pies look deelish too! :)

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