I love Pinterest, I see so many wonderful ideas. I also like adapting them for my cooking style. I got the cinnamon/sugar recipe for crust off Pinterest and combined it with a ready made crust. It looks so pretty! I also saw this on Pintrosity because some users pinned and labeled the photo in a way readers thought they actually used cinnamon rolls. Not so, cinnamon rolls will leave you with a really puffy and tiny pie cavity to fill. That's one GOOD reason to click through a Pinterest posting and read the original post. I used the pie in a jar idea to make my little individual pies. There is a good recipe on this site for the pies, but you can short cut it and use canned pie filling too. I'm a little more on the "Semi Homemade" side when it comes to cooking. The result was fantastic. I can't wait for the next family event to take these.
|Roll out pie crust, sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar|
|Roll dough with cinnamon & sugar inside. |
Slice 1/2" slices
press inside jar, leave no spaces
|Fill with pie recipe|
Bake 350 F 50-60 min.
Easy pastry recipe:
for 2 crust pie
In a food processor; put
- 2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour,
- 3/4 teaspoon salt,
- 2/3 Cup shortening (the firm kind-not oil or melted), Pulse until the mixture looks like pea size pellets.
- Drizzle in 8 Tablespoons COLD water.
Pulse till the dough begins to ball up into a big ball. If it is still crumbly and not sticking together into a ball add 2 more Tablespoons COLD water. Divide the dough into 2 balls. Wrap one in plastic wrap and put in the fridge while you work with the other half. Turn one ball of dough out onto a floured surface. Flatten with your hands then use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough. For the cinnamon/sugar dough pictured above, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the flat piece of rolled dough. Now, roll the dough with the sugar/cinnamon inside. Cut into 1/2 slices. Place the slices in your baking container and press flat-together leaving no spaces.
Peal, core, dice
- 4 tart apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonathan)
Coat the apples with the dry ingredients by tossing them about with:
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Place enough of the apple mixture in each pastry lined jar to come to the rim. Top with a pat of butter (about a teaspoon slice). Cover with a circle of pastry (that you cut using the lid rim). Brush the top with milk, Sprinkle some granulated sugar and cinnamon on top and bake 350 F 40 minutes.