Sunday, August 17, 2008

H-Bomb's Little Golden Apple Pies

One of the perks of H-Bomb going to Kindergarten is spending time at the house in town as the fruit is ripening. Being down at the ranch last year we missed a lot of the fruit, as it ripened the deer got to it before we did.

This year, the little golden apples ripened first. H-Bomb picked a bunch, ate a bunch, stuck a bunch on top of the chain-link fence, and brought some home to make apple pie. I decided we should make little apple pies, technically tarts, because it will be easier and cuter. So here is his recipe.

H-Bomb's Little Golden Apple Pies

1/2 recipe Pate Brisee
A whole bunch of little golden apples, cored and chopped (as many as Mommy can do until she gets tired of it)
1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
about 1/8 cup sugar
about 1/8 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Make and chill Pate Brisee.

Sprinkle apples with lime juice as they are cut. Mix apples and the rest of ingredients in a large bowl.

Press balls of chilled Pate Brisee into nonstick tart pan. My Mommy uses a wooden tart shaper she bought from Krista.

Fill tart shells with apples, and dot each tart with a teeny-tiny piece of butter.

If your Mommy is feeling ambitious and/or artistic, have her make some top crusts for the tarts. My Mommy wasn't feeling either way, so we don't have any top crusts today.

Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. If the tarts need more time, bake a few minutes longer, checking frequently. (Ours baked too quickly in Grammy's oven, darn it. We'll try again another time).

1 comment:

Becky said...

LOVE Apple Pie, big or small.
What kind of apples did you use?
There used to be a great apple tree in my mom's yard in La Sal, it produced the best ever apples for pie. We often talked about having it grafted, but we never did.
Wish I could find another summer baking apple like the one at the Ranch House.
Thanks "H-Bomb" for the apple pies.

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