And, because I'm me.. hooray for mini pies.
I used store bought pie crust, because as I believe I've mentioned before, I fail at pie crust. Tragically. If you have the knack, make your own pie crust.
Mini Crumb Topped Apple Pies
For the filling:
2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced very small
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 c sharp cheddar cheese (if desired), shredded (I used my microplane)
For the topping:
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
One pie crust
|Before shaking them up to mix|
Spray your mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Using a biscuit cutter (~2" round), cut circles out of the pie crust. Combine extra pieces, roll out again, and continue cutting until all the pie crust is used. I ended up with 18 mini pies. Gently press the crust into each muffin cup. Press down with a small tart tamper, or other small round item. (I used a mini M&M tube!).
Sprinkle the bottom of each mini crust with a small amount of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, if desired.
|Because Apple Pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze...|
Spoon a tablespoon or so of the apple filling into the crusts.