Recipe: Apple–Berry Mini Pies

IMG_2304Fall is apple season, and in honor of that, there should be pies.  If there should be pies, why not mini pies? They’re a lot cuter than regular pies, and easier to make (lattice top not required).  I saw this great recipe from Food Network, and of course put my own spin on them, making them the perfect little fall bites.


3 apples (I used Golden Delicious) [$1.50]

1 pint raspberries [$3]

2 packages (or 1 if you only want to make about 10) premade pie dough [about $2.50 a pack]

1 lemon [.50 cents]

ground cinnamon (I had it already, but it normally runs about $3 for a container)

1 egg (I already had it on hand, but it runs about $1 for a six pack)

flour (I also had this in my pantry, but a bag costs about $2)



Preheat oven to 375.

Cut up apples into small pieces and mix in a bowl with the raspberries, lemon juice, and a few tablespoons of sugar.  Put in a pot over medium high heat and cook until berries become soft, about 6 minutes. Throw a teaspoon of flour on the fruit and cook for a few minutes more. Set aside and let cool.

Roll out pie dough on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter or, if you’re me, a small glass to cut out circles from the dough, I had enough from one box to make about 10 little pies.  Place circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put a little filling on each circle.  Top with remaining dough and use a fork to press the edges together and cut a little x in each one.  Brush with a beaten egg and top with a little sugar and put in the oven for about 25 minutes or until golden.

Serve with ice cream and be happy that apple season is here.

Dessert of champions
Dessert of champions.


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