Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies
Servings: 6 Yield: three mini pies (2 servings each) Prep 20 mins Bake 400350°F 10 mins plus 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and diced (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 11 ounce box piecrust mix
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine apple pieces, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice. Toss to combine; set aside.

2. Prepare piecrust as package directs, adding remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll out 3 pieces to 7-inch circles. Fit into three 5-inch ceramic pie plates. Roll out remaining dough to three 6-1/2-inch circles.

3. Divide apple mixture evenly among pie plates, about a generous 1 cup per pie plate. Cut butter into 3 pieces and place 1 piece on top of filling in each dish. Top with rolled-out doughs, and crimp edges to seal. Cut a few vent holes in each. Brush all crusts with milk, and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

4. Bake pies in 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks for 20 minutes before serving. Makes 3 mini pies (2 servings each).