Mini Apple Pies

Two of my favorite people are coming for dinner, Mom and Dad. We are eating fairly light because after dinner we are going on a long walk. I do know that my parents would love a little something sweet after our meal, so here is a little something sweet!

Mini Apple Pies

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Pastry:
1 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter flavor shortening
3 Tbl ice water

Stir together flour, sugar, and salt.  Cut in the shortening.  Add 1 Tbl of water at a time, mixing with fork until dough holds together.  Make into a disc (handle as little as possible), wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour.

Apple Pie Filling:
1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored, cut in mini chunks (about 1½ cups)
lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbl flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
dash nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375°. Roll out pastry dough , cut out 8 rounds about 3½” in diameter. Gently fit down into mini muffin cups in mini muffin pan. Put tiny cut apple chunks in bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, toss. Stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apple chunks and toss to coat. Spoon apple filling into pastry cups. Gently pressing down to fill cups completely up to top. Cut out desired shape of pastry dough to place on top of each mini pie. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or sugar crystals or both. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden and filling is bubbling. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, remove and cool completely on cooling rack. Makes 8 mini pies.

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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Cinnamon, apple, and cake all in one with buttercream on the top! Happiness!

Apple Pies Cupcakes

Apple Pie Batter:
1 (15.25 oz) box vanilla cake mix
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pans with paper liners (24). Pour cake mix in large bowl. In food processor or blender, process apple pie filling, add to cake mix. Add eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix with electric mixer until well combined. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pans (each cup about 2/3 full). Bake 15-18 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
5-6 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and enough milk to make desired frosting consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and garnish with lattice pastry if desired.

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