June 8, 2015

Why Is Tiny So Cute?

Last week we had our final Queen's Dish of the season and the theme was All American Barbeque. I thought about calling my father-in-law to get his baked bean recipe. It is legend around here. But I knew his measurements and ingredients weren't exact and that he tastes as he goes, which wouldn't really work for my purposes.

Instead I decided I should make tiny apple pies! Because tiny is so cute, and who doesn't want to say they ate an entire pie by themselves?

I'd seen pies that resembled a Hostess style hand pie, somewhat folded over, but when I came across these little pies shaped like a regular sized pie on Pinterest, I was so excited! The secret is to cook the pies in the lids of mason jars. The lid acts like an individual sized pie tin. Isn't that genius?

 The recipe itself was fairly easy. I used Pilsbury ready made piecrust because I'm a cheater like that. I'm not a big apple pie fan, but this was just enough to satisfy me. I think next time I will make some tiny jumbleberry pies - my mom's favorite.

I had to take a few pictures because really these pies were just pretty.  I will definitely be making variations of this recipe this summer. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream . . . what's more All American than that?


The Queen Vee said...

My little pie was very tasty and just the right serving size. This Queen gives her royal approval, I'll eat your pie anytime. "Let them eat Pie."

Darci said...

Those look so yummy!

AllisonK said...

THe best idea ever!!! Seriously they are adorable!

Apis Melliflora said...

Hostess sized, but homemade. Brilliant!