Have you checked out my recipes page yet? I love easy recipes, but one thing I’m not very skilled at is baking. One wrong move (like double the oil, perhaps?) and you’re in big trouble. I’m a dash-of-this-dash-of-that kind of cook, so baking really isn’t my strength.
With fall just around the corner, apples are in abundance and if you haven’t had a friend or neighbor offer you a bunch just yet, wait 5 minutes. My favorite apple recipe is a super easy one that I tried for the first time last year – and using Tenderflake Easy Pie Crusts makes this recipe a no-brainer. Even I can make pie…or mini hot apple pies as the case may be.
Here’s the recipe again for those who may have missed it:
- 1 box Tenderflake pie crusts (Contains 2 crusts per box)
- 2 granny smith apples
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend (I used Epicure Apple Pie Spice)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Peel and core apples, then toss with the sugar and apple pie spice in a small bowl.
- Roll out pie crusts and cut use a glass to cut out 12 circles total (I ended up with 10 perfect circles and had to re-roll the remaining pieces to get the other 2)
- Press pie crust into the bottom of 6 muffin tins (I sprayed the bottom with a non-stick spray first)
- Fill each crust with the apple mixture
- Top with the other crust circle. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look pretty, as long as the edges are touching (press them together if you can), you’re good!
- Use a knife to cut slits in the top of each crust, again don’t worry if it isn’t pretty
- Brush the top of each crust with melted butter
- Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes