Fall Favorites

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It is now officially Fall! Although temperatures here in the 70s and 80s, we are still enjoying some of our fall favorites. This past weekend, we went apple picking, made chili, and caramel apple pie which was amazing (see recipe below!). Natalie had so much fun picking apples and running around the orchard. After we picked our apples, we stopped by the farm stand for some delicious apple cider donuts and coffee. It was the perfect day.

 

Caramel Apple Mini Pies

I love caramel apples but never ever get them because they can be hard and messy to eat. I knew I wanted to make a dessert with all the apples we picked and thought, why not make caramel apple mini pies?! It combines both flavors into cute pies that are easy to eat. I definitely plan on making this again.

Ingredients:
2 apples (we used Cortland) cut into small pieces (the size of a corn kernel)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp flour
5 caramels (we bought individually wrapped caramels from Target)
1 egg
pie crust (we bought ours at the store…I’ve never attempted to make pie crust but maybe will one day!)

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Directions:
1. Peel and cut apples and place in bowl
2. Add lemon juice to apples as well as sugar, cinnamon, and flour

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3. Cut caramels into small pieces and set aside

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4. Roll out dough and cut with circle cookie cutters or use the top of a glass
5. Place apple mixture on the middle of the pie crusts leaving enough room on the edges so it doesn’t flow over
6. Add caramels on top of apple mixture

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7. Add 2nd layer of pie crust to top and crimp with fork so the edges are seal
8. Whisk egg and brush over top of pie crust to create that nice golden look
9. Add 2 slits on top of pie crust to let the steam out using sharp knife

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10. Bake for 15 minutes

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