Amy Jean’s Kitchen: Mini Apple Pie Christmas Trees

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I was sitting at work one day talking with my co-worker

about apple fritters and Christmas baking I had planned

to bring into work when an idea popped into my head.

“Okay…hear me out….mini apple pies shaped like….CHRISTMAS TREES.”

The pie lover in me was sooo ready to give

this idea a go. Making these little apple pie Christmas

trees was definitely time consuming, but I think it was worth

all the time and would be a great baking activity you could

do with your kids! I mean seriously, look at how cute they turned out!

Not bad for without a recipe! My only critique is I wish there was

more filling, but that is hard to do when they are so tiny! lol

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Ingredients:

2 apple pie crusts (I used the Pillsbury refrigerated

ones, but you could also use frozen or homemade.)

4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and cubed

½ cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon flour

½  tablespoon lemon juice

¼ tsp fine salt

¼ tsp cinnamon

⅛ tsp nutmeg

1 egg, for brushing

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Steps:

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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2.) Peel, core, and cube apples and

place in a medium mixing bowl.

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3.) Add brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, and

nutmeg to bowl. Stir to combine all ingredients.

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4.) Lay one of your pie crusts out and using a Christmas

tree shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many little trees

as you can. Repeat with other pie crust.

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5.) Lay half of your trees out on a parchment lined baking

sheet and brush with an egg wash (your 1 egg beaten).

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6.) Using a tsp scoop your apple pie

filling onto the trees.

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7.) Lay the other half of your trees on top of the pie filling

and pinch the edges of the dough together.

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8.) Use a fork to pinch together the edges again.

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9.) Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with a little sugar.

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10.) Place pan in the oven for about 15 minutes

or until your trees are golden brown. 

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11.) Remove from oven and let trees cool

on pan for about 10 minutes. 

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12.) Remove from pan and enjoy!

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You can watch the video of me making these little cuties here:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXOO2MEpMoH/?utm_medium=copy_link

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