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Cinnamon Roll Crust & Apple Pie recipes


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.

If you're against ready made pie crust and canned pie filling, here are recipes for the totally homemade version, which I can do, I just had a short cut kind of day when I made these and it never hurts to be prepared for a quick dessert when you're not in the cooking mood but you ARE in the eating mood!

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.

Apple pie:
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.


6 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so cute Jeannie! I'm pinning to my dinner party board. How fun would these be to serve at a party?

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  2. Those would be really cute for the next PTA luncheon! Thanks!

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  3. My mother used to make these and called them "dodads." The idea of putting them in a jar and baking them is just adorable. I'm in love with the rolled crusts. No excuse not to make pie anymore.

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  4. These look brilliant - and not too hard to make either :)

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    1. on a scale of 1-5(hard) I'd say 1. EASY.

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  5. What would we do without Pinterest?? Such a cool idea to bake them in jars, too!!

    *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

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