Monday, November 22, 2010

Apple Pie Bites OR My Favorite Recipe in a long LONG time....

I bought some pie crust at the store (because I refuse to make my own, I had a tramatic experience...not really, but I'm not good at it...).  When I got home, I looked in the freezer and realized I already had bought three packages prior to this "Oh yeah, I need pie crust..." episode.  Apparently, I'm also having memory lapse.  The good news is....I had this little idea wandering in the back of my head for awhile.  Having said that, if you've seen this (because I realize in a world this big it's hard to have an original idea) I want to assure you I can live the rest of my life without knowing about it, I pretend I can be creative sometimes.  ;O)  I love pie, I love it in jars, and on sticks (not my ideas, but ideas I've tried).  I love apples, I dedicated a week to apples.  I love miniture.  I've dedicated my life to minis.   I'd tag all my past ideas, but you can just use the search button on the left hand side of the blog if it means that much to you.  Here's the problem with pie....there is this whole crust to filling ration that's never quite right.  These little guys hit...the...spot. 
It's also super easy....
I grabbed an apple and a melon baller and carved out some little round apple pieces. 
I  peeled the apple skin prior to carving out my balls.  I used two medium apples, and got 14 pieces out of the two apples.  I tossed the apple balls with about 2 t. of lemon juice, 1 T. of cinnamon, and 1/2 c. of sugar (you can adjust these easily according to your taste). 
I then cut the pie crust into small squares and added an apple ball, and a small bit of butter.  I wrapped it up tightly.  If your dough is too soft, it may pop through, keep molding until the ball is totally covered. 
I placed these little guys on a vintage cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for about thirty minutes (to prevent the dough from falling apart while cooking).  1 pie dough makes about 14 of these guys. 
You could potentially freeze these long term, but there is no such thing as long term in my life when it comes to desserts. 
I heated some oil to medium, and then start dropping my buddies in the oil.  They were pretty heavy, so they sank towards the bottom, and so I used a spoon to keep 'em moving.  They fried up in a few minutes.  When they were golden brown, I yanked them out, placed them on paper towels to drain, and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar (you could also roll them in the stuff before draining if you want more sugar in your life). 
Outside...
Inside...
These are SOOOOO delicious.  I will say the longer you freeze them, the apple inside may be a little cold if you pull them out too soon, serve them over ice cream and you won't notie, or keep them in a little bit after they turn golden so it's warm all the way through.
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20 comments:

Heidi said...

What a great idea! And I haven't seen it elsewhere so I'm very impressed!

tt.scraps said...

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Oklahoma Granny said...

I'll have to buy me a melon baller and see if I can't whip some of these up.

Scrap'N'Play said...

I love this idea and may have to try it out!!

Erin said...

Oh. My. HELL! These look amazing! You are very clever! =o) Love the idea and I so wish I had a bowl of these right now!!!

The Daily Smash said...

I have pie crust and apples in my fridge now I may be making these for dessert tonight yummy

Ashley
www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

Thrifty T said...

These look yummy!!! Have you ever tried baking these in the oven?

Erin said...

These look fantastic!!!! :)

Jana said...

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Anji* said...

Such a great idea! Those apple balls look seriously delicious!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh...Good....LORD! Those sound fabulous, gosh you really know how to work with an apple!

Megan said...

Fabulous idea! I've got a box of apples in my garage that I've been meaning to make into applesauce. Who needs applesauce, though, when there's delicious apple pie balls to be had?!

Jacqui said...

Yummmm!

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Natasha said...

I am so glad I am not the only one who has memory lapses when out shopping! This looks like a delicious mistake though-yum!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Missy said...

Um. I think you should move into my house. Please? I even have room for you. All decked out in violet and green like Tinkerbell. (yeah, my 4 year old thinks its for babies, so she moved to another room!) lol.
So really tho, thanks for sharing! This is another one of YOUR receipes that I have to try!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! I bought a melon baller to make mini caramel apples back at Halloween and it never happened...now I have a new use for it! Thanks for the great idea!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Christy, These look amazing - I can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Holly said...

Too fun. This is very clever and look so good.

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

genius! and I just happen to have the ingredients... might be frying tonight! thanks!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Pizzachick said...

All I have to say is OMG!!! Thank you for posting this recipe!!! My sister in law and I are making this as I write this! They taste amazing! We rolled the apple balls in caramel first then wrapped in the dough in place of the lemon juice!! You definitely have to try that next time!! It is INSANE!! Then we added a caramel drizzle for finishing touches!!! Genius!!!!! Thank you!!!