It is almost time to Trick or Treat and this easy apple pie recipe is definitely more for treating then tricking. Since I use store bought crust you can spend more time decorating your little jack-o’-lantern pies. These are also super small therefore they disappear even faster so brace yourself for some Halloween Treats.
All you need is apples cinnamon and pie crust. You can make it even easier for yourself by using Apple Sauce or harder by making your own pie crust here.
I decided somewhere in the middle since we did go apple picking and I am still sitting on about 10 lbs of apples. So I peeled and sliced the apples (about 6)
and placed them in a pan with 1 tbs of cinnamon. I did not add any water to the pan but if you are worried 1 tbs will be enough. Place the pan on med heat.
In the meantime roll out the dough
and cut it out by using anything possible. Yes you can use cookie cutters but that would be so organized and normal.
Nah… not in my house… if we can use glasses for pierogies we can use them for anything else. I cut out 12 larger circles that were about 1/2 inch larger in diameter then the cupcake holder and 12 circles that were the same size as the opening.
I used the super duper mini cupcakes (so cute) they are still 12 of them they are just smaller so you can eat more. I sprayed them with cooking spray and lined with cut out dough.
Take the smaller circles and cut out eyes and smiles using cookie cutter or a knife. You can be more artistic then me, it doesn’t take much I swear.
When the apples are soft take off the heat. I like to have some mushy and some harder pieces in my apple mixture so you feel like they are made with real apples.
Top the dough with apples
and place the faces on top. Notice how on the left cupcakes there is more dough. I wanted to make them differently to see which one works best. Once you place the “faces” on pinch in the dough slightly to the bottom layer. It doesn’t take much for them to stick together so even if you do not get all the sides it will still work
Bake in 425 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes or until golden
See how the two left ones (top and bottom) are sticking out so much? The fact that I added more dough did not make that much difference, the top and bottom stuck together and the ones with extra dough were harder to balance.
Plus I decided to melt some caramel pieces with water in a microwave for few seconds and drizzle the pies with it. The ones that were flat could take a lot more caramel.
The only problem with these is that they are gone almost instantly. Even in a household where everyone is on low carb diet. I made them in the afternoon they were gone in 10 min, made them again in the evening so my husband can take them to work with him the next day and they did not make it that far yet. So there is a chance that I may be making them again and again this week, at least they are easy, quick and fun to make. Plus the kids love to make faces