When I was a single girl, I never made a full-sized apple pie. Because who would eat it all? (Or worse, what if I ate it all myself?) If you’ve never made apple pie before, making a baby pie is a good way to get started. Here are some photos to get you inspired to make a tiny baby pie which is suitable for two if you must share, or for one if you’re hungry.
When is the last time you made apple pie?
|Cut a frozen 9″ pie crust in half and save the rest for later.|
|Put the half you’re using in a zipper bag and leave it on the counter to defrost.|
|Roll out the pie crust to be just a bit bigger than your pie tin.|
|Place dough in the pan.|
|Now it’s time to prepare the apples, two different kinds for maximum squishy-ness and taste.|
|You slice the two apples, approximatley the same thickeness throughout.|
|Toss with flour, sugar, and some spices to make it taste very yummy.|
|Put the apples in the crust and fold up the edges.|
|Prepare the crumble topping (butter, flour, sugar) and don’t overmix — keep a few large lumps.|
|Presto, you’re nearly done. Put it in the oven on a smal sheet of tinfoil in case it overflows…|
|This is a half-serving, which is still a respectable portion if you are forced to share…|
These pictures are just a sampling of the complete illustrated lesson for Apple Pie for One (Recipe 1.11) . The complete recipe lesson is available in Successful Home Cooking. My goal? To help you become a successful at-home cook. To order your copy of the 122-page full-colour book, click here.
If you have any questions about pie or anything else, just send me a note. You can always reach me at Shelley@OneRoastChicken.com.
All best wishes, and bon appetit!
Shelley MacDonald Beaulieu, Owner & Head Chef