Little Caramel Apple Pies for Mabon

I made apple pies for Mabon. I used 5 inch pie pans so everyone could have their own individual pie.  I love making pies but once you slice into a big one, they don't look too good.  Plus, everyone seems to love having their own little pie.
 I made a pate brisee pastry.  It uses 2-1/2 C. flour, 3 T. sugar, 3/4 tsp. salt, 2 sticks of butter and enough ice water to hold it together...about 5 T..  Roll the dough out on a floured surface.

 Dice a mixture of apples into small cubes.  These don't cook as long as a regular sized pie so dice the apples on the small size.  I used a mix of Gala, Golden Delicious and Jona Gold.  Toss them with about 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 3 T. of flour.  These ingredients depend on how sweet or tart your apples are, how juicy they are and how much of a cinnamon taste you want.  Adjust accordingly.  Put a layer of apples in each pie plate and top with some sliced soft caramels.

 Mound more apples and more sliced caramels.  I used about 4 caramels in each pie. Top with a bit of butter.  Cover with a pastry lid and crimp the edges.

 Brush with an egg wash, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and some coarse white sugar.  Cut a small slit on the top.  Put them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.  Place them in a 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees and continue to cook for about 35-40 minutes longer.


 Remove from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet.  When you look in the pie hole, you should see the filling bubbling.

Now open your pie hole and shove some in!

Comments

Sunnybrook Farm said…
Can I have two? They have to be good with those ingredients.
It always makes me laugh to hear someone say "shut yer pie hole!" or, if they're English, "shut yer bleedin' pie hole!" Guess I'm just easily amused.
DeniseinVA said…
Love your humor and I love the look of that pie. Seriously yum!
It's fun but I never thought of making small pies before I came here :-) Now I do it all the time.

These look delicious and I'm already hungry as it is :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
It looks like a great yummy:-)
TARYTERRE said…
I think everyone having their own pie is a GREAT idea. Perfect for the autumnal equinox.
Laurie M said…
we love your other pie recipe with the caramel poured in the top so this is going to be great, I just know it!
Guillaume said…
I love the mix of apples and caramel flavours. I recently ate an apple and caramel cake, with some spices, I think it was ginger. Delicious.
NanaDiana said…
OMGosh- Those sound delicious! I will make these this FAll. xo Diana
Barb said…
Those look so good! Carmel apples in a pie! How can you beat that!
sandra hagan said…
oh goodness, these beauties are doable. they look scrumptious.
Rue said…
YUM!!

Hope you've had a lovely first few days of Autumn!