Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pie-Lettes & Cutie-Pie

Recently, I've been re-watching Pushing Daisies. If you haven't ever seen that show, I recommend it. It's about the handsome Pie Maker and a special gift he possesses. It combines a few of my favorite things: solving mysteries, baking, and occasionally breaking out into song. Sadly, it's only 2 seasons long.

The reason I bring this is up is because towards the end of the first season the adorable leading lady suggests to the Pie Maker that they make "cup pies" or individual servings of pies. I thought "Man, she is a lady after my own heart!" It makes me love the show even more. Also, the pilot episode was cleverly dubbed "Pie-Lette." So cute.

On top of that, I've join this month's Flirty Apron Swap! The theme is "Be my Cutie Pie."

... Pie-Lette, Cup Pies, Cutie Pie! SO MUCH PIE!

So in honor of all the pie related business I want to show a cute little recipe I found for "cup-pies" or as I like to call them Cutie Pies! I shock myself with my cleverness.  Haha

Anyways, It's handy recipe because it doesn't use pie crust, it uses bread! Intrigued? Read on...

Caramel Apple a la Mode Cutie Pies (w/bread crust)
Recipe from The Nifty Foodie

Ingredients:
Crust:
  • 12 slices of Nature's Pride honey wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
Apple Filling:
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced finely
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. flour
Additional toppings:
  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel sundae topping
 Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Using a 2-3 circle cookie cutter, cut out circles in the bread. I was able to get 2 per slice.

3. Press each circle into a mini muffin pan, making sure it’s pressed well against the edges to form into a good crust. 


4. Brush melted butter on the tops of the crusts.

5. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle liberally over the buttered crusts.

6. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until the crusts brown. Allow to cool.

7. To make the apple filling, melt the 1/2 stick butter in a small pot and add apples. Then, add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook down for about 5 minutes on low/med-low heat. Add flour to thicken the sauce and cook another 5 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool until apple filling is just warm.

8. To assemble the bites, add about 2 tsp. of ice cream to each of the crusts (just eyeball it). Add a tsp. of apple filling and then drizzle with caramel sundae topping.

9. Eat all 24 in one sitting.  

P.S. Here's the badge for the swap. Check it out if you are interested! There are couple more days to sign up.


P.P.S. The site makeover...Like? Dislike? I LOVE!

2 comments:

  1. Awwww...they're adorable!! You're gonna have me dreamin' of them. Forget the sugar plums dancin' in my head. Caramel apple a la mode cuties it is!! :)

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