Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart - Piglet

I like little things:
Like Bismark (who went to his new home this past weekend, I'll post a entry about him and my fostering "soon"). This is where he laid while I cooked, he just likes to watch!
Unlike Bear: Who wedges himself between my leg and the cabinet.

 Any who, my roommate had left over apples and I decided to make apple pie, so I went to the store and bought a pie crust, and at home I knew I have everything else.

Pie crust.
For Filling
1/4 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
(I didn't add the lemon juice, if you're using sweet apples don't worry about it but if you're using a more bitter apple I'd add it.)

Peeling apples stinks!

 So here's the little part! I realized I didn't have a pie pan. Ut Oh, Welp, I have a muffin pan, and that's all I'll ever need. 
So after mixing up the apples and all the ingredients, I sprayed my muffin tin with PAM and then rolled out my pie crust a little thinner

  I also don't have any round cookie cutters, so I used a martini glass (inspired by someone who used wine bottles as dumbbells).

I laid the circles cut out into the muffin pan, then filled with the apples, then covered with scraps I had from cutting out the circles. After baking at 425 for 15 minutes, and then at 350 for 20 minutes these adorable little pies came out perfect! 
I MAY have eaten one for breakfast the next morning...

1 comment:

  1. Until I have my dream kitchen (believe me, I have given it lots of thought!), I will continue to re-purpose utensils :) I also don't have a pie or tart pan, or a regular muffin pan for that matter. I made fig and almond tarts in my mini muffin pan for a party once, and they turned out fantastic! Each one was only two bites, which made you feel better about going back for seconds (or thirds...)