|Using a little extra pie crust from the chicken pot pies I made mini apple pies.|
|I recently found these little dishes at IKEA. They measure only 3 1/2 inches across and are about one inch deep.|
|I made them the way my mom made apple pie. . . except I used only one granny smith apple, a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar, a tablespoon of brown sugar, a little bit of butter and a cube of sandwich bread for each dish. Using the left over pastry, I cut 8 circles using Williams Sonoma set of eleven decorative cutters. I chose one slightly larger than the dish. Placed one in each of the four dishes and put a little of the brown sugar in the bottom of each. Then divided the apple mixture and placed a cube of bread and a tiny bit of butter on each and placed the pastry on top. Using the tines of a fork, I crimped the edges, cut three slits in each and brushed with egg wash, sprinkled a little pink sea salt and baked for about 15 minutes.|
Making only four individual small servings allows me indulge in one of my favorite fall treats...without any guilt. And with no leftovers, I won't be tempted to have another piece with my coffee in the morning.