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{2 Serving Size} Individual Apple Pies

Two "single-serving" sized apple pies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 miniature apple pies
Author Chelsea Lords

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 tbsp ice cold water

Filling

  • 2 (~1 and 3/4 cups) small apples (I like Honeycrisp!) peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/2 tbsp butter

Topping

  • 1/4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 2 ramekins with a nonstick butter-flavored spray and set aside.

Crust:

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening until the shortening pieces are in small bits. Slowly add in the water a tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough as little as possible and shape into a large ball. Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge while preparing the filling.

Filling

  • Peel, core, and chop your apples into small pieces. Lightly toss the apples in lemon juice. In another small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir together.
  • Combine the sugar mixture with the apple pieces and stir until the apples are well coated.

Putting it together

  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out. Using the ramekins inverted, cut out 2 circles (4 circles if NOT doing the lattice top) of dough. Place the circle of dough in the bottom of the ramekins. Rip off some dough and place the dough around the edges of the ramekin. You want to make sure the dough is pretty thin so it cooks properly (a thick crust won't cook all the way!)
  • Stuff the filling into the ramekin. It may seem like a lot of filling, but it should all get used. Push down the filling and pack it in tightly. Cut the 1/2 tablespoon butter into tiny pieces and top the pies equally with the butter.
  • Cover the pie with another circle piece of dough or create a lattice top.
  • In a small cup, melt the butter and using a pastry brush, brush over the pies. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the pies.
  • Place the apple pies on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 425 degrees. After that decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 25-30 minutes.
  • Cover the apple pies with a foil tent if they are browning too much on top.
  • Remove, let cool, and enjoy!