Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Pie Bites (Or, Baking for Cheaters)

The other day I got a craving for something applepie-ish and autumn-ish and I had a bit of ready-made puff pastry left from another recipe, so I made these tasty little thingies with 4 ingredients and 25 minutes! YESSS success, EVEN my waistline agrees!

For 12 bite size pie morsels like these, you'll need a sheet of puff pastry (mine was about 8x12 inches); one green apple, sliced and diced very finely; a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one of brown sugar; and finally one tablespoon of strawberry jam or preserves. In a bowl, add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the choppied apples, mix well, and add the spoonful of strawberry jam.

Carefully spoon the mixture onto twelve wee puff pastry beds, leaving space around the edges, which you roll up to tuck the apples in tight before they go on their wild oven adventure. You can add a tiny pat of butter on top of each at this point if you want, for extra golden deliciousness. I didn't though and they were still perfect.


Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius (360-ish F).


These next instructions are super important for getting the recipe right: when they come out of the oven, your plate should look like the photo above.


10 - 15 minutes later, it should look like this.


30 minutes later, it should look like this. If not, you have failed the recipe. Go back to the beginning and attempt again. :)


(To be fair: I did leave TWO ENTIRE PIE BITES for my roommate. Lucky girl!)


Wishing you an apple-filled weekend.
xoxo




2 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

YUM!

Yash... said...

You're too much!!


But where's the Ukraine hitch-hiking adventure blog????

Rerso

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