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It's DAY 29!!!! I am so proud of myself for following through with this challenge. I veered slightly from the original path, since I actually planned to cook a little more than I did, but nonetheless, I tried a bunch of new recipes, pulled some old one out of the files, and even created a new recipe of my own! Read on to find out what that I created...
This may or may not be something new, but I searched the internet for something like this and couldn't find anything. So, I dub this my original creation! Woo-hoo! (if you've made this, or seen a recipe somewhere, please don't tell me. Let me revel in my pride for a few days.)
The other night I had a combination of things going on. I was craving something sweet, but not too sweet, I wanted to use up my last three apples and I needed a couple more posts for 31 Days of Simply Homemade. I didn't have much in the house to do any baking. No butter, no brown sugar, no eggs. But I did have biscuit dough, sugar and three apples.
Mini Apple Pie Cups
3 small or 2 large apples
3/4 cup white or brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or apple pie spice or just cinnamon would do)
2 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup apple juice
1 can refrigerated biscuit dough
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon, or pumpkin or apple pie spice
1. Peel, core, and dice your apples.
If you're cool like me, you'll peel it all in one strip. Oh yeah.
I yielded about 2 cups of apples, diced.
2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, cinnamon and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Mix flour and apple juice together and stir with a fork or whisk until there are NO lumps. Add to the apples to help thicken. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Uncover the apples and remove from heat. Let cool for 20 minutes.
3. Mix 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon or spice together and set aside. Grease eight muffin cups in a pan. Press one biscuit into each cup making sure the dough comes up over the sides. (Now, here's what I would have done differently - roll or press the dough on a cutting board FIRST, then press into muffin cups. This would have made the cups thinner on the bottom and sides). Dust with cinnamon-sugar.
Place a scoop of apples into each cup. Dust with cinnamon-sugar again.
Press apple down into the cups gently.
4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.
5. Enjoy them. A lot.
I can see these making their debut at a party in the near future. Easy to pick up with your hands and eat as well. These little mini apple pies were absolutely delicious. Or maybe it was the taste of victory. I can't be sure.
These would be perfect for Thanksgiving, don't ya think??
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