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Valentine’s Day Apple Pies

Valentine's Day mini apple pies

These heart apple pies make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. They bring the warmth of apple pie in an adorable heart shape. 

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Ingredients

Apple Mixture

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Salt

Puff Pastry 

  • Puff pastry, thawed (2- 4 rolls depending on size of heart shape). 
  • Flour
  • 1 Egg (beaten)

Frosting

  • 1/4 Cup of powdered sugar + 2 Teaspoons of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degres F
  2. Mix apples and lemon juice
  3. Add melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to apple mixture with a pinch of salt. Stir to coat evenly (if you use salted butter, skip the salt)
  4. Roll out the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to smooth out the puff pastry. Use cookie cutters to get desired shape(s) 
  5. Place heart cutouts on a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving an inch between each one. 
  6. Fill cutouts with apple filling, leaving about 1/2 inch around the border
  7. Brush egg around the 1/2 inch border and place another heart cutout on top. Use a fork to crimp the edges to make sure no filling escapes. Place three small slits the middle of the pie
  8. Brush with egg and a dash of salt
  9. Bake for about 18-21 minutes until golden brown 
  10. Let cool on a cooling rack.
  11. Once cool drizzle with frosting mixture of 1/4 cup powdered sugar + 2 teaspoons of milk (If frosting is to thick add 1/2 teaspoon of milk at a time). Add any sprinkles. 

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