Pinterest has many great ideas for crafts and food. Most of them are simple, and when you see them you wonder why you hadn’t thought of them first.
That was definitely my response to these two great apple season recipes. I’m sharing the pictures from the Pinterest website, but the recipes I’m posting are my own variations.
Mini Caramel Apples
Pick your favorite kind of apple – my favorites are jonagold and snapdragon – and peel a few. Using a melon baller, scoop out the apple balls and put on a tray covered in parchment paper.
Put a lollipop stick into each ball.
Dip the mini apples into the caramel and put back onto the parchment paper.
Let cool. Refrigerate if necessary.
Mini Apple Pies
Mix your apples the way you would normally prepare them for a regular sized apple pie.
Use a one cup measuring cup to cut out circles from pie crust. I use Pillsbury pie crusts, but you can use whatever you like or make your own.
Press each circle into each section of a muffin tin.
Add the apple mixture with a small pat of butter.
Cover with another circle of crust or cut strips and do a lattice-work on top or use a mini cookie cutter and place a shape in the center of the pie.
Serve on its own or with ice cream or whipped cream, whichever your favorite is.
Oh so yummy!