Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 77: Mini Apple Currant Pies

Today I made pies.  Tiny little bite sized ones that are full of flavour and  would be great with a scoop of ice cream and  a cup of tea.





































Recipe
Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 - 8 T ice water

1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar and pulse until mixed.
2. Add butter to flour mixture one piece at a time while pulsing.
3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough begins to stick together in the processor.
4. Remove dough from the mixer and divide in two pieces.  Shape each half into a disk shape and wrap with plastic wrap.  Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Filling
2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces 
1/4 cup currants
1T lemon juice
2 T flour
2 T sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Coat apple slices with the lemon juice so that the fruit won't turn brown.
2. Mix all ingredients together to coat the apple.

Pie Assembly
1. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll on a floured surface to 1/4 " thickness.
2. Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter.
3. Fill the centre of 1/2 of  the pie crusts leaving a  1/2" border.
4. Place the remaining pie crusts on top of each crust bottoms.
5. Brush with a bit of egg yolk and then sprinkle with sugar.
6. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. 
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