I’m not sure what is going on with my posting but I think I got it fixed!! It’s been a long tiring week with a sick 2yr old and a hubby gone…I’m sleepy! Hence why I haven’t posted or done much baking! But I did manage to enter a contest for the Today Show. They wanted recipes using apples that were healthy and that you would feed your family this fall.
This is what I came up with!
Oh and I am having the hardest time finding Amaranth, anyone know where they sell it!
Healthy Mini Apple Pies
1 1/2C whole wheat pastry flour
3/4C virgin unrefined coconut oil
4 1/2TBS cold water
3small Fuji apples
1/2TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
3TBS coconut sugar(plus more for top)
Good dash of salt
In a medium sized bowl mix flour and salt. Add coconut oil and mix with hands until combined, it should look like pea sized flakes. Add water 1 TBS at a time until you have a good consistency and isn’t sticking. Set aside.
Fun fact: the coconut oil will make your hands soft!
Pre-heat oven to 400.
Grease muffin pan, this makes about 6 mini pies.
Peel, core and slice apples thin.
In another medium sized bowl combine apples, lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
Now take your crust dough. Flour your table and rolling pin well with flour. You may need to keep adding flour so it doesn’t stick. The coconut oil gets sticky very fast. Roll out and cut circles slightly bigger than muffin size. Place each in muffin pan and form to fit. Fill each with apple filling. Take the rest of the dough and tear small bits and place as top of pie crust. Sprinkle each with coconut sugar.
Bake at 400 for 5 min. Then turn hear down to 325 and bake for about 20min. Always keep an eye on them. Once slightly golden take out and enjoy!!