Mini Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challenge # 6

by - January 15, 2013

Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

         This month Baking Partners challenge is my favorite American dessert - PIE...and two option was given, one is sweet version and other one is savory version.. First I thought to prepare Savory one and later I changed my mind to prepare apple pie. I must thank Gayathri  of Gayathri cookspot for suggesting this easy breeze recipe.. My family enjoyed this warm and tasty pie which is perfect for this cool weather... Let see the recipe...

Preparation time: 45 minutes ~ 1 hour
Chilling time time: 30 minutes ~ 1 day  
Baking time :  30 minutes ~  50 minutes
Suggested by Gayathri of gayathri cookspot  for Baking Partners
Yield:   8 ~ 10 slices / 10 mini pies from one portion of pastry.

Ingredients:
For Crust:
1 3/4 cups (260g) plain flour
1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
185g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
1 tbsp milk
Caster sugar, to sprinkle

For Filling
8 large Granny Smith apples
1 tbsp lemon juice
45g unsalted butter
1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

Method:
Preparation:
For Crust:
  • Sift flours and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add butter and rub lightly into flour with your fingertips. Lift mixture high above the bowl as you rub, to incorporate air into the pastry and make it lighter. Continue until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir through sugar.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon chilled milk over flour mixture. Start to bring the dough together by cutting the liquid into the dough with a blunt knife, then form into a smooth ball with your hands, adding a little  water if necessary. Divide dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour to 1 day or can be freeze it for a month or for later use.
Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

For Filling:
  • To make the filling, peel and core the apples, and cut each into 8 pieces. ( I prefer small chunks for mini pies)
  • Toss immediately with lemon juice in a large bowl, to prevent apples from discoloring. 
  • Place the butter and sugar in a large fry pan over medium-low heat. When butter has melted, add apples and spices, then stir to coat. 
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until apples have softened. Set aside to cool.
Rolling to normal pies:
  • Roll out the larger pastry ball on a floured workbench to a 30cm circle (about 2mm thick). Roll pastry around rolling pin, then unroll over a 22cm pie dish. 
  • Gently press into corners and allow excess to overhang. Place filling in base with a slotted spoon. Roll the small pastry piece to a 25cm circle.
  • Beat milk and butter, brushing some on rim of the base. Top with small pastry. Chill for 30 minutes.
For Mini Pies:

Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

  • Grease the muffin tray and keep it aside.
  • Roll out the pastry ball on floured workbench to a 30cm circle. Using a circle cookie cutter, cut the rolled pastry to 10 circles ( I made only six mini pies with 2 apples for filling) and place it on greased muffin pan.
  • Scoop prepared apple filling to the base and cover it with another pastry circle or decorate it to your choice. Chill for 30 minutes.
Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

Baking:
  • Preheat oven to 180°C / 355°F , place pie dish on a baking tray. Brush top of pie with more beaten egg or with milk, sprinkle with demerara or caster sugar. Cut four small air vents in the centre of the pie and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown for normal one and for mini pie, bake it for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown color.
Apple Pie for Baking Partners Challange # 6

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36 comments

  1. wohoo...Looks fabulous and yummy..Great job again saras

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  2. Love the mini Apple pies! beautiful decorations...Well done!

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  3. love it.. will try
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  4. These turned out beautiful! I plan on trying this version later this month. :)

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  5. these pies look so cute. tempting me.

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  6. wow very well done, loved the decoration!!! so cute mini pies ;-)

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  7. Love those cuties, very attractive and pretty tempting to grab one.

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  8. Hi Sara, your apple pie is so tempting that i am planning to make it today itself. but bit scared as i never tried my hands on pie.

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  9. Loving the filling... Looks so tempting

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  10. Wow feel like grabbing these cuties. Lovely clicks and the filling looks so so tempting.

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  11. your tempting me to make it .it is my family's favorite.its perfectly made.i love the 5th click.

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  12. oh lovely cutie pies :) very very nice ..love the idea !

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  13. Wish I could just diiiig in...YUM!

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  14. Awesome pies....I love apple pie...

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  15. love these mini apple pies they look cute and delicious dear !!

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  16. cutee & beautiful pies,yummy!!

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  17. Perfectly made mini pies.. They look so cute and also love your clicks..

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  18. Last two clicks are awesome, drooling here

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  19. Cute and beautifully done...Looks very delicious..

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  20. oh! you have just made like swathi !!, they are so cute and I love the filling.., it looks like a Jam.., sooo inviting.., beautiful

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  21. Beautiful mini apple pies! You did a perfect job!

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  22. Cute looking pies..love those lil decorations on the top!

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  23. Looks very good. Will give it a try.

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  24. Apple mini pie looks just awesome, loved that pic with filling shown :)
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  25. Thanks everyone for your valuable comments.

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  26. These look spectacular! I wish I could have a couple of them now!

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  27. Wow. You have done an awful lot of work. These pies look too delicious to eat. on second thoughts I want them all.

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  28. Such yummy looking pies..you did a great job decorating them

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  29. Apple is one of my favorite desert. And it looks really awesome, I wish I could test it. :(

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  30. Yummy cute pies with excellent snaps..

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  31. These mini pies look scrumptious!

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