Kitchen Kids : Tiny Pies

Get your kids excited about baking by handing them something personal and pint sized. Kidstir, a unique monthly subscription service created by moms for your little foodies, has the ultimate recipe for stress free, hands-on holiday excitement. The gourmet teams’ tiny personalized pies can be easily assembled using an all-natural store bought crust and pre made pie filling, but you can let your imaginations soar with sliced peaches, fresh blueberries or even dried cranberries!

TINY PIES

Ingredients

• 1 apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons sugar

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 2 teaspoons orange juice

• 1 tablespoon butter

• 1 pie crust (we used a store-bought organic pie crust)

• Milk and egg (for brushing on pie tops)

Hands-on time: 15 minutes

start-to-eat time: 35 minutes

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Mix the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and orange juice in a bowl. Set it aside to get nice and juicy.

2. Unroll the pie crust and place it on a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap on your countertop. Cut out twelve 2 1/2 inch circles with a round cookie cutter or rim of a glass. Press each one into a muffin cup.

3. Gather the dough scraps and roll them out. Use tiny cookie cutters to make decorative shapes or cut thin strips for lattice toppings.

4. Add 1 rounded tablespoon of filling to each cup. Dot with a tiny piece of butter. Add a top crust with slits, a pie crust star, or a lattice top. Pinch the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.

5. note Brush the mini pies with a beaten egg mixed with a little milk. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 15 to 17 minutes or until the filling bubbles and the crusts turn golden brown. Let the pies cool for just a few minutes in the pan, then carefully remove each one by running a sharp knife around the edges and popping it out of the pan.

Makes 12 Mini Pies

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