Cheat your way to the best apple pie you've had

These individual apple pies are full of shortcuts and full of flavour

35w ago

I love baking but sometimes I do grudge the amount of time it takes to get results. I also grudge making full recipes at a time where the only people I have any interaction with are those that I live with - one person! Yes, I can make a really gorgeous Victoria sponge but is our collective waist line thanking us for that? It is *really* not!

This hasn't stopped me and, rather than making full recipes that are meant to feed you and your friends and your neighbours etc etc, i've been focusing on baking things that can be made, from start to finish, in individual portions.

There are some situations where cheating is not acceptable. Luckily, baking is not one of them and I wholeheartedly encourage it! This recipe is absolutely full of cheats that mean you can put in next to no effort but get an awesome result. This is very high up on my agenda! Everything is shop bought, you might even have it in the kitchen already, someone else has done all the hard work - yes!

Apple pie is tremendous, I love it, but forget about stewing cooking apples and messing about with shortcrust and being in the kitchen making a mess for hours on end - half an hour is all you'll need and, I promise, you'll have less dishes than you did at lunch!

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Comments (12)

  • If I didn't have the even-cheatier option of a piemaker available, I'd do this. Life is too short for shortcrust.

      8 months ago
  • Apple pie is the best

      8 months ago
  • Nice tasty sounding shortcut! But I need my homemade crust but I still might try making them mini.

      8 months ago
    • I've never been a massive fan of shortcrust so this was perfect for me and from having the idea to eating it was well less than an hour!

        8 months ago
  • I really need to try filo pastry. I always have puff pastry in the fridge, and I love making mini pies in my muffin tin. It makes leftovers so much easier to deal with, and is great for portion control too (though I usually need to have seconds because they're usually too nice to only have one!). When I make mine, I will try and make my apple mix more like a sauce, it will be interesting to see if I will miss the chunks! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      8 months ago
  • Great idea! Always struggle with only needing smaller portions of things - bonus that these would be easier to take out than a slice of pie

      8 months ago
    • I do too. It's not so bad if you are going round to meet people or something but it's just the two of us now so its ideal. They are very portable but prepare to get messy as the pastry is amazingly flaky!

        8 months ago