Mini Apple Pies (modified from citronlimette.com)
 
Makes 12 mini pies
Ingredients
For the dough
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 12 TBSP butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 TBSP ice water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white sugar
For the filling
  • 4 apples
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mash the butter into the dough using a potato masher until completely combined.
  2. Using an electric mixer, add the salt and sugar and then the water until a dough begins to form. Knead the dough until it is completely smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Peel and core the apples and cut them into very small pieces. Then combine the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, flour, and vanilla into a large bowl. Add the apples to the mixture and stir until completely combined.
  4. Take ¾ of the dough and roll it out on a floured surface. Cut 3.5-inch circles with a cookie cutter and place inside cupcake tins lightly sprayed with Pam. Poke holes at the bottom of the dough with a fork.
  5. Fill each crust with a few spoonfuls of apple filling and spoon some of the juice on top.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough and cut 3-inch circles of dough using a cookie cutter. Then cut strips from these circles and place them on top of the pies in a lattice pattern.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from cupcake tin.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/2013/02/mini-apple-pies-in-honor-of-presidents-day.html