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Mini Apple Pies

So as I no longer sleep past 7 am because my body hates me, I decided to make some mini pies!

This is a recipe I created and quite enjoy as is. Feel free to add more cinnamon or nutmeg to your liking. I keep the cinnamon content low as my Dad can’t have much cinnamon. I however love cinnamon but find the amount in the recipe while mild is still enough. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

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12 Tart shells

Filling
3 cups peeled and chopped apples
1/8 brown sugar
1/8 cup white sugar
1/8 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla

Crumble Topping

1/2 cup oats
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 flour
1/4 butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

Glaze (optional)
1/2 icing sugar
1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method
Place frozen tart shells on a cookie sheet and set aside to defrost.

Peel and chop apples into small cubes mix medium bowl with remaining filling ingredients and set aside.

Note: I use vanilla sugar instead of plain white sugar and fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg. These are options but not necessary .

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Mix all ingredients for crumble topping together until mixture resembles course breadcrumbs.

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I use my hands for this as I find working the butter with my fingers yields the best results.

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Divide apple mixture equally among the 12 tart shells. Do not over fill the tarts.

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Divide crumb mixture equally among
the tarts to top them.

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Place in preheated 375 degree oven on the middle rack and bake for 25 minutes.

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At 25 minute mark place on lowest rack and bake for another 5 minutes

Pies are done when topping and tart shells are nicely browned and apples are soft!

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