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Friday, 22 June 2012

Mini Apple Pies

So life seems to have taken over these past few weeks and I'm not blogging like I use to or like I want to. We've had a few house related issues that we've had to deal with, my beautiful 2 year old ended up at the Children's Hospital after falling over a balloon and I'm madly trying to co-ordinate the school term finishing with the mammoth task of getting organised TO MOVE INTO OUR NEW HOUSE

So with all this going on I've decided that I'd start using up all the food in the freezer and pantry so that I don't have to hurl 20 boxes of food to the new house. Sounds like a great idea but I'd forgot to go shopping for the necessities so it's hard to have a great evening meal when all you've got to eat is 24 sausages. The sausages would have been great for the kids but with Mr Opoes needing leftovers for work the following day I had to come up with something else.

Sitting at the back of the shelf was a lonely tin of 'pie apple'. I knew that if I made something with this, the kids would definitely eat it. Who doesn't want dessert for dinner. So after looking over everything I have left I decided to make Mini Apple Pies. This would take less time for the kids to eat and I'd be able to use up the last of my puff pastry.

As I had an 800 gram tin of apples I decided to make an Apple and Blueberry Crumble, Mini Apple Pies and Choc Apple Baby Scrolls. I only got to take photos of the Mini Apple Pies but I'll include all the recipes that I used.

600g can pie apple
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of coconut
1. Preheat oven to 200° C. Mix the apple and blueberries together in the container you'll be cooking the crumble in.
2. In a separate bowl mix the flour, sugar and coconut together. Rub the butter through the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs.
3. Sprinkle the crumbs over the apple mixture.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the to is lightly browned.
5. Serve with cream or ice-cream.

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted
2 cups small chocolate chips
2 tablespoons apple, pureed

1. Preheat oven to 200° C. Using baking paper cover a cooking tray and lightly grease it.
2. Place your  pastry on a chopping board, using a shape knife cut the pastry into 2cm wide stripes.
3. Place a small amount of apple along each pastry stripe.
4. Take the chocolate and press it into the pastry.
5. Using your finger tips wet both ends of the pastry. Fold one end over about 2 centimetres and then roll up until you reach the end.
6. Press the end together so that they're struck together.
7. Place the scrolls on the baking tray leaving a bit of space between each scroll.
8. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.



4 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted
200g can pie apple

1. Preheat oven to 200° C and lightly grease a muffin tin.
2. Using a 1 cup measuring cup cut out 12 pieces of pastry and place them instead the muffin tin.
3. Place a tablespoon of apple into each muffin case, if there is any apple left divide it evenly between the muffin tin.
4. If some of the apple pieces are too big cut them up into bit size pieces.
5. Using an egg ring cut out 12 pie lids.
6. Wet the edges of the pie and the pie lid.
7. Place the lid on the pie and press to seal the pie.
8. Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Cool for 5 minutes before serving with ice cream or cream.

Hope you enjoy making one or all if these recipes. My kids loved having dessert for dinner and as a treat it was good to have something other than meat and three vegetables.


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