Mini Apple Pies

There’s nothing better than warm apple pie on a rainy fall day… or really any day! My mom and I love to make apple pie, but specifically, mini apple pies. It’s super simple, and really convenient for packing in lunches. My mom and I use a few different recipes for whenever we’re craving this treat…

The Filling

This filling recipe is where we actually got the idea of making mini apple pies. If you use this recipe, you’ll be in very good hands. It accounts for the perfect ratio of apples to spice, making a great filling. It doesn’t include a dough recipe, and that’s why I included my favorite one below.

The Dough

This dough has the perfect texture; soft on the inside but flaky on the outside. This is my go-to for every recipe that requires pastry dough. It’s simple, but most importantly, one taste and you’re on cloud 9.

The Crumble

The crumble is totally an optional part of this treat, but I think it adds a nice sugary crunch. Another idea would be to top the pies with a thin layer of dough(and slice a few holes on the top to aerate the pies)…or if you want to get fancy, then you can make a lattice!

Notes: Use cupcake liners to act as pie pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 18-22 minutes.

And don’t forget to serve it with vanilla ice cream🍦

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This Fall Season

I think that I’m just starting to realize how much I love fall. I love crisp breeze in the air, the crunch of leaves on the ground, and of course, the warm cozy feeling that comes along with it all. Today it’s raining in Palo Alto. This may not seem like big news for most people, but here, where rain counts as a few droplets of mist, it’s a big deal.

Fall also means Halloween. I’m pretty sure last year I said that it would be the last time I dressed up, but that’s a lie. In reality, I’m pretty sure that I’ll keep dressing up for the rest of my life…no joke. Dressing up makes Halloween ten times more fun, and I love to get the most out of each holiday.

Another exciting holiday that comes with the fall season is Thanksgiving. Just thinking about it makes me feel warm inside. I picture the turkey on the table, the stuffing with steam arising from it, and the festive pumpkins scattered among the house. And of course, I’m excited to give thanks for all of the great things in life, such as being with family.

Fall is here, and I couldn’t be more excited😁

For all you pumpkin lovers: be sure to check out Trader Joe’s to stash up on their festive pumpkin treats and snacks! They have PUMPKIN MOCHI!