Friday, May 4, 2012

Mini Apple Meringue Pies

Aww these are so cute!!! I love anything mini!

I was craving something with meringue but the only thing I could think of was "lemon" and that's really not my favorite.

This is perfect!!! It takes a regular old apple pie into "fancy" apple pie. And the mini aspect just makes it fun in my opinion!

These were very easy to put together and if you want to cheat a little you could buy ready made pie crust :)

I adapted these from here, and here.

For filling:

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 apples-I used Braeburn
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 9" pie crust
For Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 6 Tbsp. of sugar

Preheat oven to 400.

1. Roll out pie crust. Cut into 6 circles using a 3 1/2 inch circle. I didn't have one so I used a large food can :).

Spray a regular muffin tin with nonstick spray. Gently lay pie crust circles in muffin tin. Press down gently. 

Refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Peel and chop apples and chop fine.

3. Heat butter on  medium-high heat 

4. Add everything except vanilla. Saute for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft.

5. Divide the apples between the 6 pie crusts. Bake for 15 minutes on 400 degrees or until crust is golden brown. Take them out of the oven and reduce the heat to 350.

6. While the pies are baking, make the meringue. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat on high with handheld mixer for 2 minutes. Slowly add sugar by tablespoons and mix until it reaches stiff peaks. It was really rainy for me so it took about 10 minutes. It will be glossy and stiff when it's done. 

7. Pipe the meringue on top of the pies (while hot). I just used a medium ziploc bag and cut a small hole in one end. You could also just pile the meringue on. 

8. Bake the pies in the oven until the meringue is golden brown. About 15 minutes. Keep your eye on them!


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I bet these are good. I make mini pecan pies that everyone seems to enjoy. The meringue is so fun on these!

Elvira said...

OOOhh pecan would be good too! Yeah we loved these. I love mini things lol

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