Monday, October 13, 2014

Tasty Tuesday Mini Apple Pies & Recipe Link Up

 Hi friends and welcome to another Tasty Tuesday, I'm so glad you're here!

Today's recipe is one of those that came about by accident.  After preparing too many apples for an apple pie one day my mother almost threw out the leftover prepared apples, and I wasn't have any of it.  I went to the kitchen determined to save them and come up with something halfway decent.
Instead I came up with a family favorite.

Who doesn't love personal-size desserts?  And using canned biscuit dough in the refrigerator that I already had on hand made this dessert super easy and quick to put together.  Let's get started...

Recipe yields 9 Mini Apple Pies

1 can of Pillsbury Grand Junior biscuits (though you could probably use whatever you like)
1-2 Granny Smith apples (depending on the size)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. flour
dash of salt
1 egg white
Brown sugar for topping

Start by preparing the apples.  Peel and chop into fairly small pieces.  Biscuits don't take long to bake and the smaller the apple the faster they'll cook, so if you make them pretty small they should be done the same time the biscuits are!
Mix them together with the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour.
Take a biscuit and pop it into a plastic baggie for easy clean up and it's non-stick ability (Important:  Reserve 1 biscuit out of the can for the topper)
Roll it out to a flat round disc that will fit into your muffin tin.  Form it into a greased muffin tin
Fill the dough with the apple mixture
Now it's time to make the topper!  With the 1 biscuit you reserved roll it out like you have the rest of the biscuits, then make it into any shape you want for the top.  I chose a leaf for Fall!  I free-handed mine but you could easily cookie-cutter this for a better look.  Place your topper in the middle of the pie, then sprinkle some brown sugar around it.  Lightly beat the egg white and brush the top with it.
Bake this yummy-ness in a 400 degree oven (or whatever your biscuit can says) for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Important:  Make sure you put a pan underneath the muffin tin to catch the run over.  These do tend to bubble up and drip out of the muffin tin if you aren't careful so be sure to have something under it to catch it.  Don't be like me who forgot and had the smoke detectors going off and now have a filthy oven.  
Printable recipe found here!

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  1. Oh gosh... these look phenomenal! I really want to try them!

  2. What an easy recipe to make! This would make a great last minute dessert.

  3. My daughter lives alone and would love this recipe! I will pass it on to her! Thanks for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  4. Thank you for hosting a great party! I love the mini apple pies they look amazing and great for parties! I can't wait to make them for our next family holiday especially since I have never been very good at making big pies.

  5. What a fun party! Thank you for inviting me. I have added it to my PARTIES page on Ducks 'n a Row so that I am sure to find it every week and my friends will too! Hope you'll stop by tomorrow night for the "early bird start" of Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (ssshhh ... Tues 7pm ET) See you there!

  6. Your Mini Apple Pies look delish! Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of the week!

  7. You're a girl after my thrifty Yankee heart saving those apples... great little recipe you came up with. Thanks for the party.

  8. Hello cute lady! I'm super excited to party with you tonight. We would love it if you would swing by our party that starts at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Individual-sized desserts are THE BEST! These little pies look delicious. :) Thanks so much for the party again!

  10. Thanks for hosting a beautiful party and hope you have a sweet week.


  11. Thanks for the party! The mini apple pies look super tasty!! Have a great week :)
    ~Cheers, Stacy

  12. These are definitely desserts for my family :) We always love sweets with apples!
    Thank you for the party and I wish you a great week

  13. Thanks for hosting. My hubby loves apple pie and can't wait to try the recipe.


  14. Thank you for hosting this great party! These mini apple pies look delicious.

  15. Thanks for hosting a wonderful party! Have a great week.

  16. Thank you for hosting the party Stephanie!
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  17. Thanks for the party! Have a great week:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  18. Your mini apple pies look delicious and I love the idea of finding ways to use up extra ingredients like that!
    Thank you for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

  19. These look so tasty! I picked the wrong time of year to convert back to veggies and fruits. Then again, it does have apple in it, haha! Thanks for sharing & Happy Wednesday!

  20. Some of the best recipes come about by accident, don't they? I think it is so much fun to come up with a creative idea to use leftovers and they look so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the link-up!

  21. Thanks for hosting! Your mini apple pies look delicious and so adorable!!! I am a sucker for miniature or personal desserts