in our front garden there’s a tiny old apple tree – looking fairly unremarkable and almost weak. But don’t let looks fool you! As soon as the season for apples arrives all of its branches are covered in shiny red fruit. A bit smaller than the average apple but just as delicious <3
That also means: about a tonne of apples, waiting to be eaten. So I started off by making some yummy Mini Apple Pies – they aren’t only cute to look at but also taste scrumptious.
Combine flour, egg, butter, water and sugar in a bowl and knead until a smooth dough forms. Roll into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile peel the apples, decore and cut into small cubes. Combine them with cinnamon, brown sugar and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
Roll out the dough and cut out 6 circles (approximately the diameter of a cereal bowl). Press the circles into the hollows of a muffin tin and spread the apple mix evenly on top. Roll out the remaining dough again, cut out thin strips and place them on the apples. Press down the edges and cut off the excess dough. Lightly brush the tops with some water or milk and sprinkle with a little brown sugar. Then bake in preheated oven at 190° C for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, remove from the mold and serve.
If you want the lattice on top to be really even just weave your strips of pastry on the floured work surface. Then cut out a circle the size of the mini pie and carefully put it on top!