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Mini Apple Rose Pies

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mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com
I’m obsessed with mini things (see: mini cherry lime pies). I’ve seen this recipe floating around on the Pinterest for a while, and quite a few people have sent me links to some version of this recipe. Initially, I was a bit intimidated because they’re just so darn cute and pretty! I thought for sure it would end up a Pinterest Fail, but the process isn’t nearly as intimidating as it seems.

I recommend using an apple like Pink Lady, Braeburn or Honeycrisp – something crisp, firm, sweet and a bit tart with a pinkish hue on the skin. A regular Red Delicious lunchbox apple won’t give you great results here because the texture is too mealy, the skin too bitter and the flavor not intense enough. Fuji or Golden Delicious will work in a pinch.

You can shortcut the recipe and save yourself about an hour and purchase already made pie dough – look for “all butter” pie dough. Honestly, it’s easy enough to make yourself (it’s like playing with Play-doh! lol), but sometimes you just don’t wanna, and I get that. But make it from scratch, at least once. It’ll rock your world.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

You’ll need flour, sugar, a lemon, apples, butter and salt (not pictured).

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Add in the cubed butter and work it into the dough using your fingertips, until the mixture looks like a coarse meal. Add in ice cold water and stir until just combined. Form dough into a disc, cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick. Use a cup, biscuit cutter or bowl about 3 1/2-4″ in diameter to cut out rounds of dough.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Fit each round into the cup of a muffin tin. Chill while the filling is prepped.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Cut around the core of the apple.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

I used a mandolin to cut the slices thinly. This tool makes slicing things a breeeeeze! You could also cut the apples with a very sharp knife into very thin half-moons.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Thin, uniform slices. Thanks, mandolin! And I still have all my fingers! Yuuhhhsssss.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Melt 2 tbsp of butter and combine with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Add the lemon juice to the sliced apples and toss. Pour the butter + sugar mixture over the apples and toss to combine.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Microwave the apples for 1 minute, until pliable enough to roll.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Start with about 10 slices, laying the slices out horizontally, skin side toward you, overlapping the previous apple by half.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Being rolling tightly on one end toward the other, using one hand to roll and the other to support.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

baby apple rose!!

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Add additional “petals” to the outside until desired size. I used 12-18 apple slices per rose.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Place one rose in each muffin cup. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes, until crust has browned nicely and apples are cooked through.

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

After baking, brush with melted strawberry jam – the red of the jam accents the red in the apple’s skin and makes it look even rosier! I used the strawberry and rhubarb jam I made a few weeks ago

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

Voilà! C’est une rouge rose!

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

They’re so cute and tiny and little and dreamy!

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

I mean…

mini rose apple pie recipe on fmitk.com

c’mon!

 

 

Mini Apple Rose Pies

adapted from buona pappa
makes 9 mini pies in ~60 minutes + 1 hour to chill dough

Ingredients

for the pie dough

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar (see note below)
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, very cold and cut into 1/2″ cubes
3 tbsp ice cold water

for the filling

2 apples (Pink Lady, Braeburn, Honeycrisp etc)
1/2 cup brown sugar (see note below)
4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Directions

for the dough

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Add in the cubed butter. Work the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingertips until the mixture looks like a coarse meal and there are no pieces of butter larger than the size of a pea. Add in ice water and stir to combine. The mixture should just come together into a ball, add additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough seems dry.

Form the dough into a disc, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour.

On a well floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4″ thick. Use a biscuit cutter, a cup or a bowl about 3 1/2-4″ in diameter and cut out rounds of dough. Fit each round into the cup of a buttered muffin tin, pushing the dough up the sides. Chill dough while the filling is prepped.

for the filling

Preheat oven to 375F.

To cut the apples and remove the core, place the apple upright and make a cut about 1/8″ from the center of the apple – basically making straight cuts around the core. Repeat on the remaining sides, you should have 2 large pieces, 2 small pieces and the core.

Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, cut the apples very thinly into half moons. Toss the apples with the lemon juice. Melt 2 tbsp of butter and combine with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Pour mixture over the apples along with lemon juice and toss to combine. Microwave apples for about 1 minute, until soft and pliable enough to roll.

Melt the remaining 2 tbsp of butter and combine with remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Brush the bottom of each dough cup with the mixture.

To form the roses, place about 10 slices of apples on a flat surface, laying them out horizontally and consistently with the skin side facing you. Place each slice so it overlaps the previous slice by half. Begin tightly rolling the apples from one end to the other. Once you’ve got the basic rose shape, pick up the apples and add any additional apple “petals” around the outside, depending on how large you want the rose to be. I used about 12-18 slices per rose.

Put an apple rose in each cup of the muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes at 375F until crust is golden and apples are cooked through.

Warm the strawberry preserves in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Brush preserves over each apple rose to glaze.

Notes

I used raw turbinado sugar for all the sugar in this recipe. You can use any combination of white sugar and/or brown sugar that you like, this recipe is pretty flexible as far as sugars are concerned.

Mini Apple Rose Pies
Mini Apple Rose Pies
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Prep Time:1 hour

Cook Time:30 minutes

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8 replies
  1. sundiegoeats
    sundiegoeats says:

    It looks so easy when you do it! And they turned out gorgeous. I thought you have to arrange them on the pie one by one but the microwaving them and then rolling it all up it seems so easy. I wanna make this. Maybe with pears. Or plums? Plums might be too soft. Hmmmm

    Reply
    • holly
      holly says:

      it IS easy Joyce! LOL Tedious, but easy! Pears would totally work. I think a super firm plum would work, not sure how well it would hold its shape after baking but this recipe is so easy (and uses so few ingredients) that it’s easy to experiment! get one pear, one apple and one plum and make a little mini pie variety pack! lol

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