It's just a small way that I feel I can help him with his work day...he and all his coworkers have a super long meeting on Mondays and...well, it's Monday...how can dessert not help that?
It gives me a good excuse to try new recipes and now all of his coworkers expect and look forward to what I will make and send in.
I've been meaning to document what I have tried here...but it's taken weeks for me to start...so we'll just start here. :)
This week I made mini apple pies for him to take...and I made a large batch so that I could keep some too!
This recipe makes 24 mini pies but you could easily halve it to make 12.
12 tablespoons of flour
1 1/2c of sugar
4 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg (depending on how much you like nutmeg...you could also leave it out)
You will also need:
4 tablespoons of chilled butter cut into 24 equal portions.
two boxes of pilsbury pie crusts (four chilled NOT frozen crusts)
Unroll your first pie crust and cut several circles out. Continue this until you have enough crusts.
I found that a wide mouth mason jar ring worked perfectly.
I found that pinching the edge of the dough around the top edge of the tin and making a hammock of sorts worked really well. You can then gently fill the crusts with your apple mixture and push the crusts down the rest of the way.
They are the perfect size and I am looking forward to having the extras with my coffee in the morning.
Yes, for breakfast, there is fruit in there!
Enjoy making these! It's the perfect excuse to head out to an apply orchard and pick some fresh apples!