I wanted to surprise Judah my little Jedi with some mini apple pies today and I thought why not make them mini Starwars apple pies.
I grabbed six medium to small apples that we brought home from the orchard on Friday. Green for the tartness and red for sweet. Peeled and diced them.
Then I mixed into the apples:
four tablespoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
6 tablespoons of flour
I then rolled out my pre-made pastry crusts I bought from Wegmans and used an Anthropology teacup to cut out circles for the crusts. Spray the inside of each muffin pan with a non stick baking spray (I used canola since its dairy free). Then I molded each cut out circle into the pan. Spooned in the apple pie mixture into each crust and top it off with a teaspoon of room temperature butter (I used dairy free butter).
I then took the Starwars cookie cutters I bought from Williams Sonoma a few years ago. When you have the pie crust in the cookie cutter gently press the pie crust into the cutter to get the shape of the Starwars character formed into the dough. Then you gently press the pie crust out of the cookie cutter and lay it on top of each pie crust.
Brush each pie crust with butter and cook at 400 for 20-22 mins until golden brown.
Once you take the pies out of the oven let them cool for 5-10 mins then pop out and enjoy!
I'm planning on perfecting my apple pie recipe to make some of these for Judahs 2nd birthday party in December since it will be Starwars themed. Let me know if you have a great apple pie recipe you would like to share!
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