Tiny desserts don’t weigh you down and are great all the time and especially for family gatherings were you serve an abundant amount of foods. These tiny bite size pies are sure to be a hit at any gathering. I must give credit to Chef Lidia Bastianich here because I used her crostata dough recipe. It’s a great olive oil crust recipe that’s very easy and delicious and comes out perfect all the time. I made the apple filling with tapioca flour. It took me till this year to figure out that no other thickener is nearly as good as tapioca flour for fruit. You can make tapioca flour from just putting tapioca threw a coffee or spice blender. The Apple Pie Bites are FORKING DELICIOUS and you will want to make this recipe. You will need a mini bite size baking pan. possibly a spice grinder for the tapioca and I used a spiral slicer for the apples but if you have a mandolin that will give you a thin cut that will work too.
Ingredients to make 12 mini Apple Pie Bites. About 6 Servings
1 cup flour (plus a little extra for rolling the dough)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/6 cup cold water (more if needed)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large apple (I used a honey crisp)
1/8 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
about 6 grates fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup all fruit apricot spread
non stick spray – canola or vegetable
Get a baking stone and put it in the middle of your oven. Set your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 12 cups of a mini cup baking pan with non stick spray and set to the side.
In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, olive oil, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mix well and wrap in plastic wrap and set to the side.
In a small bowl combine tapioca flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mix and set to the side.
Now get out your spiral slicer. Core your apple. Use your ribbon blade and slice up your apple like this.
Put all your apple ribbons in a bowl breaking them down or giving them a rough chop and pour the small bowl with sugar and spices on the apple ribbons. Mix and set to the side.
Roll out your dough as thin as you can using a little extra flour for the surface and your rolling pin.
Use a drinking glass and cut out 12 pieces. I note that you will have to use the scraps and re-roll the dough to get 12 pieces.
Pat each dough circle into the pan.
Stuff each one with apple filling the best as you can. if your apple is very large you might have some leftover.
Place in the oven on the stone at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Take the pan out of oven and brush with apricot spread.
Put back into the oven for about 10 minutes till they look like this.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool off a bit till they are at least just warm about 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
These are FORKING Adorable and DELICIOUS Mini Apple Pie Bites! Nobody is going to eat just one!