The Pie Project: mini apple pies


[ Pastry adapted from The Food Network | Filling adapted from ]

An awful lot of time, energy, and a melted silicon spatula went into these little pies (unfortunately yes, I do mean literally. Don’t worry, I didn’t eat those ones). They were truly an adventure.

The original recipe was for fried pies, and I promise I really did try. I’ve already admitted that I’m not the best cook, and although my baking skills are getting better my frying skills are still pretty lacklustre. Maybe a fried food project should be my next project. Sorry, waistline.

After a few failed frying attempts I decided to fall back to my baking failsafe, and they still turned out pretty darn yummy. Follow the recipe below if you’re a fellow scaredy-fryer, or head on over The Food Network for the full original recipe!

The Crust
6 cups plain flour
4 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk

The Filling
5 medium apples
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp flour

Icing sugar to dust.

1. Mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1 of the eggs and the buttermilk and stir until it just comes together. Add a little more buttermilk if needed. Form it into a ball and refrigerate for at least an hour.
2. Preheat oven to 200ยฐC. Peel apples and cut into small pieces, then mix all filling ingredients together by hand.
3. Roll the pastry out into a large square and cut into rectangles about 6 x 9cm. Spoon a tablespoon or so of the filling onto your bottom rectangles, and brush the edges with the remaining egg. Place a second pastry rectangle over the filling, then crimp the edges shut with a fork. Brush the tops of the pies with the egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Cut a slit in the top.
4. Bake for approx 20 mins, or until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

March 8, 2015


  1. Reply

    Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life

    March 27, 2015

    I think I prefer the sound of baked apple pies rather than fried apple pies! These look delicious!

    • Jemima


      April 24, 2015

      To be honest Ingrid, so do I!! x