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Apple Pie Bites Recipe + Wine Pairing

Apple Pie Bites Recipe + Wine Pairing

If you’ve been in the mood for a crispy, flaky treat you’re in luck – we’ve taken this delicious pie and turned it into your new favorite bite sized treat! There are a few different ways to approach this and it may depend on your level of expertise. I personally suck at making pie crust so I take the easy way out by buying the premade refrigerated ones. If making your own crust is your own personal super power, I say go for it! It’s just a battle I can’t win. The filling is easy for even the earliest of beginners, but you can also buy premade fillings to save time – I just love using fresh apples! If you’re in Connecticut, Lost Acres Orchard in North Granby, Scott’s Orchards in Glastonbury, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield and Rose Orchards in Branford are a few favorites to get the freshest apples!

Let’s get started with what you’ll need:

You’ll need about 2-2 & ½ cups of sliced or diced apples (about 1 pound or 3 medium apples)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 ½ cups of water

¾ cups granulated sugar

8 teaspoons of cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

You have the freedom to adjust each ingredient as everyone’s preferences are different, that’s what fun about making things from scratch – you have total control over what you’re making and the taste you’ll yield!

What you need to do:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees

Unroll the pie crust, and using a 3-4 inch cookie cutter cut 6-8 circles of crust. Roll out scraps of dough and cut and additional circles you can.

Place your apples in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice.

Place water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a medium sauce pan. Stir to combine then bring to a boil over medium heat stirring often. Once the mix comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes. Let cool and allow the mixture to thicken.

Once cooled, place your apple filling in each circle. This can be a spoonful if you diced your apples or about 1-2 slices.

Fold the crust in half and pinch around the edges to close.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and flaky.

Once cooled, melt butter and whisk with powdered sugar, vanilla and half a tablespoon milk to make a loose drizzle to add on top.

But before you enjoy – grab a bottle of Chenin Blanc! The wine’s bubbling crispness and high acidity helps offset the pie’s rich and buttery crust. Now you’re ready to kick back and enjoy your well earned treat!

Want to make your own Chenin Blanc? Musto Wine Grape Company is New England’s largest supplier for winemaking products and services. From home winemakers to wineries, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call at 877 – 812 – 1137 to speak with someone to get you started.