my sister’s wedding was this past friday evening and instead of a full dinner menu she had just a simple dessert reception. since my mama doesn’t eat refined sugar, i decided to bake her up a few tiny treats of her own to enjoy at the reception. she was, after all, the mother of the bride, and i didn’t want her to feel left out=) i made these tiny apple pies, as well as healthy brownies, and mini cheesecakes…for her to enjoy.
she was delighted!i made the kate’s quintessential apple pie but down-sized the recipe ’til i was able to use only one gala apple. after chopping this up this very tiny. i added the dry spices and flour to it. then i used the same method as i did in this recipe from dorie’s cookbook to make the top and bottom crust for each pie. just before filling each mini pie, i added the honey (instead of sugar) to the apple mixture. it was just the perfect amount of pie filling for 12 tiny pies.my mom was so impressed!
…they were as delicious as they were cute. bunches of fun to make, too!i opted on covering the entire top with crust, instead of making a tiny lattice on each, because i felt like this would make them a more portable dessert. this is really a lovely idea for any pie filling!
before i go i want to say thank you anne, for coming up with the idea of “livi and anne” . baking and blogging together has made the miles between us melt away. i feel like we live next door. we’ve been blogging for over a year now and this is our 50th blog post!!! i’ve learned so much about baking in this short time. anne you’re amazing, i’m so glad we’re friends. i’m a better person and baker, because you’re in my life ❤