Individual Apple Pies

26 Aug 2012

Individual Apple Pies

I have an oven now!! This has made me so happy, now I can bake!

And nothing says happiness quite like apple pie. While I have admired my boyfriend's grandmother who can make 5 apple pies in the same time that it takes for me to get all the ingredients out to actually make the pie, I will persevere. I will keep making pies until I can make them in a blink of an eye.

Now since my boyfriend is in love with apple pie, I made this for him since he is oh so picky, and it is extremely hard to make anything that he'll actually eat. Actually he's eaten everything that I've put in front of him, which I don't know if he's just being nice, or if I am a good cook for real. I'd like to say the latter ;)

Individual Apple Pies
printable recipe

Makes 3 Individual Apple Pies
What you'll need:

-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup shortening
-2 tablespoons brown sugar
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-8 tablespoons cold water

-2 apples, mixed variety (I used 1 granny smith, 1 red delicious) cored. peeled and thinly sliced
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 teaspoons vinegar
-2 tablespoons flour
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


    1.    Crust: In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt. Using two knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture looks like oatmeal. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix together until a dough forms.
    2.   Divide the dough into 6 balls, 3 of them slightly larger than the other 3. Roll out the balls one by one, and press the larger ones into the tart pans. Sprinkle with flour. Cut the other circles into strips.
    3.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    4.   Filling: In a medium bowl, combine the apples with the vinegar. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well. Divide evenly onto the floured crusts. Form the lattice on top, Press the strips into the crust edges.
    5.   Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

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  1. I like individual apple pies...easier for portion controlling ;-)

  2. oh yum!! Yeah individual ones are much more satisfying for some reason even though it's probably a lot easier to make one huge one instead. hehe.. And yeah. I always love it when people finish what I make them! It feels so fulfilling! :)

  3. i love how adorable these pies are!!! they are so cute with the lattice tops! you are quite the baker missy! your man must be so lucky... :) p.s. yay to having an oven again!

  4. Yummy! I love apple pies in all shapes and sizes :D and congratulations with having the oven again! :)

  5. How cute, and such a great way to use the mini tartlet pans.

  6. Your bf should be very happy that you have cooked and baked for him especially most of the food is healthy food. I loves apple pies and I am still trying out all types of apple pies. Yours looks delicious and yummy by the look at it.

  7. so cute :) happy you got your oven..

  8. Ah, I have a love affair on anything mini/portion.. Your apple pie is so cute! No wonder your boyfriend eats everything u cook/baked :D it looks divine...

  9. I can never live without an oven now! It become an essential for my life now :p

    Your apple pies look fantastic! :D

  10. Your apple pie looks great! It's great you have an oven now, looking forward to more wonderful bakes from you :)

  11. I love to bake pies individually even though it's time consuming :P :D Love the crusty lattice tops ! Yum !

  12. Wow, these apple pies look so cute and delicious!

  13. Individual apple pies....sounds and looks amazing.

  14. I just bought mini pie pans at a garage sale at the beginning of the summer - love them! My hubs loves apple pie too - I'll bookmark this!

  15. woohoo, glad you got an oven :) My hubby is a big apple pie fan also, but I am terrible at baking!

  16. So cute adorable and delicious :D

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  17. These are so cute! The lattice top looks fantastic. This would make a delightful afternoon snack right now.

  18. These little pies are gorgeous! And perfect for portion control!

  19. These are wonderful! I'll take two =o)

  20. Nice! Love the single portions...must try making an apple pie sometime :D


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