What's that you say? You're sick of Valentine's Day posts? Bummer, because here's another.
Don't worry, this isn't anything about mushy-gushy love- it's about pie...and that's something we can all agree upon.
I had my first real taste of apple pie when I was a sophomore in college. Yeah. I know. I'm un-American. Get over it. Last year I made a 10-step Apple Galette and it was pretty delicious...so I thought I'd do a version of it as a sweet holiday treat- but in a miniature form...and with hearts.
Desserts with hearts for V-Day- super creative, right?
Here's what you'll need to make these sweet little guys
(makes 4 cupcake sized apple pies)
- 1 premade pie crust (they normally come in packs of 2, so if you're doubling the recipe it'll be perfect.
- 1 large or 2 sm/med Mcintosh apples (or similar baking apple)
- zest of one lemon
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp flour
- 3 Tbsp sugar (more if you like your pie niiiice and sweet)
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- Muffin Tin
Before you begin: Pre- heat your oven to 400 degrees and grease your muffin tin with shortening (or spray)
Step 1: Peel your apple and cut into small pieces.. about 3/4 inch.
Step 2: Mix your apple pieces with your sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
What will you be making for a Valentine's dessert? I don't care if you're spending it with your family, your cat/dog/fish, your significant other, or yourself. Make something delicious!
** psst, tomorrow i'll be sharing how we spent our first v-day a couple years ago- and no it's NOT a cutesy story that will make you gag into your breakfast- don't worry! **