Embrace fall without over-indulging! Make this slimmed-down Apple Pie for one.
- 1 pie crust, set out until room temperature
- 6 or 7 apples, cored and chopped
- 2 – 3 tblsp brown sugar
- 1 heaping tblsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup whole oats (optional)
Unroll pie crust, holding vertically to allow for stretch via gravity. Keep turning and stretching, then lie flat on a cutting board or pastry mat. Stretching the crust will allow you to get 12 mini crusts. Use a glass to cut circles from the crust. For the last two or three you may need to ball up and stretch the crust again. Grease the cups of 1 cupcake pan and place one crust in each cup.
Mix apples with cinnamon and sugar until well coated, fill each crust with a heaping pile of apples. Optional topping: Mix oats with an additional pinch of sugar and cinnamon, place on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Any crust showing should look golden brown. Once cooled, use a knife to separate any apple from the side of the pan and remove. ENJOY!
*A note about pie crusts: You are encouraged to make your own from great, natural ingredients. However, using a pre-packaged crust can cut down on prep time. When purchasing crusts, look at the ingredients list for HYDROGENATED OILS of any kind. Avoid these. I have found store brands, rather than the highly recognizable Pillsbury are less likely to contain hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils contain trans fat. It is best for your brain to avoid these!