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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PinterTest Kitchen 2: A Bad Apple in Every Bunch (of Mini Apple Pies)

Welcome to the second edition of the PinterTest Kitchen!

A place to document your Pinterest adventures.

The good.

The bad.

The one's that have no alibi.

I pinned these cute little mini apple pies a few weeks ago and was itching to try them.

But unfortunately, they had ZERO alibi.

Not pretty.


But I think it's my fault.

Too much butter?

The wrong apples?

A spinning headache.

The result?

A big mushy mess that set our smoke detector off.

Here goes nothing.

You'll need:

2 tart apples

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp melted butter

2 tsp cinnamon

1 store bought pie crust

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Unroll one refrigerated crust and place on floured surface.

P.S. The store bought pie crust is my favorite ingredient.

Real, from-scratch crusts give me severe anxiety.

Coat with melted butter.

Sprinkle cinnamon + sugar mixture on top.

Cut crust into 8 pieces, about 1" wide.

Cut apple into 8 equal pieces.

Roll each piece individually, sugar-side touching the apple.

Coat one side in butter.  Dip coated side in cinnamon + sugar mixture.

Lay each mini apple pie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

End result, pre-fire alarm, should look something like this:

Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes.

Have 8-year-old with dishrag ready to silence alarm.

The original recipe was much prettier.

She used red apples.

My Granny Smiths were mushy and nasty.

I'm thinking I should have peeled the apple?

And used less butter.

Also the crust baked unevenly. Flaky in all the wrong ways.

I think I'm better off buying TJ's Apple Blossoms.

And just adding a cinnamon + sugar topping.

Same diff.  Less noise.

What did you make?

Link up!


  1. Bummer about the apples! They do look good -- I would think a crescent roll dough might almost be better, it could potentially absorb some of those yummy apple juices. Maybe a Haralson apple would work well -- they tend to hold their shape more when baked.

  2. Aw that stinks! But they look so yummy!

  3. boo! i am sorry they didn't turn out.

    another good reason for me to NOT cook with fruit. it makes a mess and the alarm goes off. {i am not a fruit pie fan}

    i am sorry you are still feeling dizzy. praying you feel better soon.

  4. :( sad for your dizziness and your apples. but on a high note grayson has been in timeout for the least 10 minutes so i could get my post done for you. :) seriously yummy.

  5. i had a recent kitchen fail making caramel apples. hate. next time i'll be buying the expensive and beautiful ones at the candy shop. the worst is the clean up...a big mess with nothing to show for it! oh well. at least we tried, and the truth is that we succeed much more often than we fail, right?

  6. oh, and i was so planning on making these. bummer!

    i am working on my post for you now.

  7. is it bad to admit that i'd totally eat those failures right off the pan?
    they kinda look like caramelized goodness.

  8. 1) Love that you posted a fail
    2) the pic's turned out great! ;)
    3) when I get internet at home I am SO getting pinterest...if it would work on my phone I'd have it now.
    4) if I said I before (?) I'll say it again PinterTest Kitchen ~ brillant!
    5) ......the end! I'm out! Bye!

  9. Oh that stinks! (literally) ha! Don't you hate when something you're so excited to make turns out so awful? It's happened to all of us.

    And at some point I DO plan on linking up to this if I'd just remember to take photos of the things I've made from Pinterest!

  10. Bummer that they didn't work out, but they look really yummy!

  11. Sorry about your apple pies! Boo. The Rolo cookies were a major success!

  12. Sorry they didn't turn out!! I'm sure you will have better luck next time. :) I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but my crafty things have all turned out pretty well.

  13. sorry those didn't turn out! looks like all the juices came out :(
    thanks for this fun Pinterest roundup! love to try and post about the projects i work on
    with giving proper credit where they came from :)