I’m heading to my parent’s for Thanksgiving dinner tonight and since I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie I told my mom I would make another dessert. Pinterest rarely fails me! I decided I wanted to make something using apples and thought about tarts! A quick search resulted in a recipe for Mini Cider Spiced Cranberry Apple Pies. They were simple to make and I tweaked a few things to make them my own.
I was happy to see that pre-made shells were used!
I used two apples (McIntosh) instead of using cranberries.
I mixed up the chopped apple with flour, sugar and cinnamon. The recipe called for nutmeg as well but I didn’t have any.
Next, I spooned the filling into the shells. I had a bit of filling leftover.
Mixing the ingredients for the topping was easy. It called for butter but I didn’t have any of that either. I know, terrible. So I used margarine.
I baked them for 30 minutes and they came out looking like this.
I was happy with how they turned out except the shells weren’t cooked quite enough. I didn’t want to risk burning the topping so I didn’t leave them in longer. Next time I will try baking the shells a bit before filling them.
Taste-wise I thought they were pretty yummy. My dad found them a little too sweet and my brother said they were awesome.
I’ll definitely make these again and perhaps I’ll try them with a different fruit!
You can find the original recipe on The Recipe Rebel blog. Click HERE!
Happy Baking ❤