My students loved them! It was the perfect way to celebrate this wonderful math holiday and show my students how much I appreciate having them around to work with. No one teaches you how to be a teacher better than the students.
Mini Dutch Apple Pie (Inspired by Some the Wiser)
For the crust:
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
6 oz low-fat cream cheese
2 egg yolks
For the filling:
7-8 medium, Granny Smith Apples
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp lemon juice
For the topping:
1/2 cup flour
4 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
1. Make the crust: Whisk flour, butter, and cream cheese until mixture resembles clumpy, wet sand. Add egg yolk and whisk until dough comes together. Add a little cold water if dough is too dry.
2. Pull off clumps of dough and press evenly into the wells of a mini muffin pan (you should have enough for 48 mini pies). Place prepared pans in fridge to cool. Also place extra dough in fridge to cool if you are like me and only have 1 mini muffin pan.
3. Peel, core, quarter, and thinly slice apples. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
4. Using a mixer, mix all the topping ingredients together until well combined.
5. Prepare mini pies by filling each muffin well with apple filling and then placing some of the topping on top. Bake for 25 minutes, or until topping and crust is golden. Refrigerate the apple filling if you need to wait for the first batch to finish.