Happy National Pie Day!

I am all for celebrating the many food holidays out there, especially those surrounded by a flaky crust.

I contributed two kinds of pies to my work’s National Pie Day buffet. The Decadent Jif Peanut Butter Pie (so freaking good!) and mini apple pies, which I found on Pinterest last week. Yes, I finally did something with one of the items I pinned!

MINI APPLE PIES

  • Four prepared pie crusts (not those in an aluminum tin)
  • 8 cups of apple
  • 12 tbsp of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp chilled butter, cut into 24 pieces

Cut the apples into 1/2-inch pieces. In a large bowl, mix the apples with the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Unroll the pie dough. Using a circular lid (one from a mason jar works well), cut out 24 mini pie shells. Place them in two muffin pans.

Fill the pie shells with the apple mixture. Top each one with a piece of butter. Use remaining pie dough to cover the tops. They won’t be fully covered or look perfect, but that’s OK.

Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before removing from the muffin pans and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Little Bit Funky blog

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