Easy Mini Apple Pies Made in a Muffin Tin & 2015 Starbucks Fall Flavors
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This week we received one of the best packages yet from the Starbucks at-home division. It was jam packed with all the goodness of fall and made me super excited to dig in! I couldn’t wait to try the out all the coffee products, and set up the Handy Magnetic Organizer they sent our way.
With all this goodness, I just couldn’t wait to try the Starbucks® VIA Pumpkin Spiced Latte or PSL if you are into Starbucks® lingo. I was just about to bake some Easy Mini Apple Pies Made in a Muffin Tin and thought, how good would these harvest 2015 Starbucks products go with some freshly baked pie?
So off to the kitchen I went to brew a cup of Starbucks® VIA Pumpkin Spiced Latte and make some little apple pies. I really love making mini apple pies in a muffin tin because they are a great way to practice portion control and of course they taste great! Apple pie and coffee beverages also go hand-in-hand so why not?
Before I share how I made these Easy Mini Apple Pies Made in a Muffin Tin I wanted to share what new products you can find at your local Starbucks store and retailer because I know a ton of you love Starbucks® just as much as we do over here!
- Starbucks® VIA Pumpkin Spiced Latte
- Starbucks® Fall Blend Packaged Coffee both whole bean & ground varieties
- Starbucks® Iced Espresso Classics in Pumpkin Spice Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Latte, or Caffee Mocha.
- Fall Designed Tumblers
Each item represents the flavors, smells, and tastes of the fall season perfectly. I was so impressed with the PSL which tasted different from the store-bought variety but is a good way. It is spicier, and really has all the notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin in every sip.
Now back to these mini apple pies. You might remember I shared a recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies Made in a Muffin Tin last week. Well, these apple pies are fairly similar in the dough aspect. I used the rim of that mini 4″ ramekins to make the dough circle cut outs. I used two full pie crusts but this recipe only made 10 pies because you need more dough to make the lattice and such. I really should have made more, but since I have never made mini apple pies I wanted to give it a test run.
- 2 pre-made pie crusts
- 6 tart variety apples
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- muffin tin-12 count
- rolling pin
- pastry brush
- pastry wheel
Wash, dry, peel, core, and finely mince your apples.
Remove apples from the bowl, and place apples into a small simmering pot, and cook over low heat until apples are tender.
Roll out dough and punch out 4″ circles which will be inserted into each muffin tin.
Once apples are tender, allow them to cool for 5 minutes before filling each pie crust cup
Once each mini pie is filled, form lattices in a criss-cross pattern over each pie
After each pie is latticed, put the tray into the oven for 20-25 minutes
As you can see, these little apples pies are not only cute, but they provide all the harvesty flavors of a fresh baked apple pie on a much smaller scale. They also go great with a scoop of ice cream and of course, a cup of Starbucks® coffee-iced or hot.