Although I love autumn and winter very much, I am always surprised by the first signs of Spring.
Here spring begins on September 21, more than ever the flowers of the trees are like a miracle.
We have had a bad winter, very icy and without rain and this is the worst, the planet really has a problem of climate change in that the seasons are no longer the same.
What will happen to the apricots, peaches and others? Only we have to wait .
In the old times the people of the countryside lived in seasonal changes, the summers, and then the autumn in which the nature rests and then the winter in which we need the rain, and all begin again.
But just now nothing is sure.
Oh well, I made these apple mini pies.
I love apples and especially apple pie!
Source : dough from my recipes notebook
Apple filling : Weith watchers.com
Apple ginger mini pies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
8 tablespoons unsalted ice butter
or 3/4 cup ice butter
4 or 5 tablespoons of ice water
8 medium peeled fuji apples cored and cut in chunks
(you can use others apples you like, Granny Smith or others)
2 teaspoon ginger grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 yolks with some milk to brush
Combine2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon in bowl. Cut butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened,
(If you think it is necessary add a little more cold water,but the dough would be still crumbly )
Divide dough in half shape each half into ball of dough in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. Using a 3,5 inch cookie or a cup. cut out 12 circles deom the pie crusts, Roll any scrap pieces as needed to cut out the circles.
Place each circle of pie in each cavity of some tart or muffins pan . Gently press the dough down and around the sides, making sure the dough fits in each cavity of muffin pan. Transfer the pan and leftover crust to the refrigerator while you make the filling.
In a large mixing bowl combine apples, ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice,sugar and flour .
Remove the pan from the refrigerator and evenly distribute the apple filling between all of the cavities (about 2-3 tablespoons per mini pie)
Preheat oven to |180°c (350° F)
Remove the extra pie dough from the refrigerator cut the strips or others tops of pies and place them on top.
Gently press ends of the dough strips onto the ring of the ramekin.
Mix yolks and some milk and lightly brush dough .
Bake until dough is golden brown and fruit is bubbling end just tender, Bake about 30 miutes,
print recipe here
Spring is almost here
Mini pies de manzana y jengibre