After all the hard work yesterday (ok, so we made David do most of it), Laurie and I decided to make some apple things. Applesauce was on the stove and these delicious apple pie bites were easy enough for both of us.
Full disclosure, I added too much butter by accident (not even kidding). But I quickly determined that was not a bad problem to have. The recipe is here, but below are the basics (also FYI, I doubled it):
- 1 store-bought pie crust
- 1 Granny Smith apple (peeled and diced) (we used ones we picked, because whatever)
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (We greased it, whatevs)
- In a small bowl, add the sugar and cinnamon, and stir to combine.
- On a lightly floured surface, unwrap the pie crust and lay flat. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the crust into 3-inch squares. Using a pastry brush or a spoon, brush the pie crust with half of melted butter. Reserving 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar mixture, sprinkle the remaining of the mixture evenly over the buttered pie crust.
- Working with one square at a time, place a few teaspoons of apple into the center of each square. Bring the corners of each square together to form a pyramid-shaped dumpling. Press together the edges to seal. Brush outside of dumpling with the remaining butter and sprinkle the tops with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place in the oven to bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool before serving.
Many thanks for Laurie’s mini me (Letty) for the shots of me mid-baking! She takes after her mother for sure!