Try this recipe to put a new twist on Dutch Apple Pie, perfect for the kids’ table this Thanksgiving. Plus read how my sponsors at ScholarShare and I think that making life “bite-sized” makes things a lot more manageable.
Now that November is upon us, I find myself longing for some fall comfort food, including pie! Yesterday I really wanted to make an apple pie! So I decided to play around with my traditional Dutch Apple Pie recipe to make a version that would be fun and really kid-friendly.
The result was delicious bite-sized Dutch Apple Pies (recipe below) that where absolutely adorable! They where they perfect size for my kids to be able to enjoy without being too overwhelming for them! I plan to make them this Thanksgiving as a fun dessert made specially for the kid’s table!
As I was making these pies, I realized that in life, making big things bite-sized is the way to go! All of us face challenges, have goals we want to accomplish and tasks to complete. If we look at those things as a huge “full sized pie” they may seem insurmountable. It’s just so much to accomplish or overcome that we might get easily discouraged and quickly loose hope. However if we break life up into small “bite-sized” goals or problems, we can accomplish amazing things, one bite at a time.
ScholarShare has adopted this principle in their California 529 Savings Plan. This savings plan allows you to invest in your child’s future one bite-sized portion at a time. You can do this by starting a college savings fund for as little as $25 start up and $25 subsequent contributions per investment portfolio. By making these contributions, your “pie-in-the-sky” dream of saving for a college will become a reality one bite at a time. With the added tax deduction benefits, a ScholarShare account is a smart way to plan for your child’s “sweet” future through bite-sized investments today.
- 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter cut into cubes
- Up to 1/4 cup water
- 2 apples diced into 1/4 inch cubes
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Make the crust, by combining flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add butter and crumble into flour mixture until completely blended.
- Form into ball adding water 1 tbsp at a time only as needed to form a solid dough.
- Roll out dough and cut into circles with 6 inch diameter.
- Use dough circles to line the individual holes of an ungreased mini muffin pan to form individual crusts.
- Mix apples, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl to create the filling. Spoon into individual crusts about 3/4 of the way full.
- Mix flour, sugar and oatmeal in small bowl. Add melted butter and combine to form streudel topping. Sprinkle on individual pies.
- Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until topping starts to brown
Makes 24 individual pies