Mini Lattice Top Apple Pies

The crust on these apple pies are absolutely perfect; buttery and flaky, just the way I like it! This is actually the first time that I’ve made pie crust in…oh…about four years. Can you believe that? I’ve always just been terrified of making it! I made it one time my freshman year of college and it was such a disaster that I never attempted it again, despite the fact that Kramer begged and pleaded with me constantly to give it a try. At last, I put aside my fears and attempted to make a delicious pie crust. I read a lot about what makes a good pie crust before I got into the kitchen, and the one thing I learned is that everything, and I mean everything, has to be as cold as possible. I put all of my crust ingredients in the refrigerator prior to baking, even the flour, vinegar, and shortening. I made sure to work quickly and to let my dough sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, although from what I understand, overnight is best (but I rarely have the ability to plan that far in advance). When it was time to roll out my dough, my dream of the perfect crust seemed just beyond the horizon – it rolled out nicely and without too much trouble sticking to my rolling pin or to my counter. I made mini-apple pies, but I’m sure that this crust would make a lovely full sized pie, so I plan to use it for my pumpkin pie tomorrow on Thanksgiving. The filling for these pies is an entirely different story, though. While the crust is buttery and flaky, the filling is gooey and caramely, while still bursting with fresh apple flavor. I added a generous amount of brown sugar, because, let’s face it, I’m not counting calories when I’m having a piece of pie! I also threw in some toffee bits, which is something my dad always did when I lived at home and I feel compelled to carry on that tradition. I read somewhere to add a bit of lemon extract to add a little extra zing to the pie, and while I think it definitely brightened things up, it’s not necessary, as the real star are the apples and they shine all on their own. I brought these into work and they were all gone by the end of the day, which always makes me happy! You will be sure to gleam with pride when serving these adorable little pies any time, but especially on Thanksgiving!


Let’s begin with the crust. I put all of these ingredients in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to starting, including the flour, vinegar, and shortening. The colder, the better. Nothing should be room temperature!


I doubled my dough, so don’t freak out about how much butter and shortening is in this photo.


Using your hands, combine all of that delicious butter and shortening together with your flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.


Add in the water and vinegar (I just continued to use my hands) and form the dough into two balls. Cover tightly in plastic wrap and allow to sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours or as long as 24 hours. I let mine hang out in the fridge for just over 3 hours.


Here are your ingredients for the apple mixture. You can make it just before you roll out your pie dough.


Roughly
brunoise, or finely dice, your apples.


Toss your apples with the sugar, flour, spices, toffee bits, lemon juice, and lemon extract (which is totally optional).


Place this in the fridge while you roll out your dough.


When ready, roll your dough out onto a floured surface. Make sure you flour your hands and the dough, as well.


Cut out circles that are just a bit bigger than the muffin cups in your pan. I used this weird cookie cutter, but a glass should work just fine.


Pat the circles out a big bigger by gently pulling them with your fingers.


Spray your pan lightly with nonstick spray, then place the dough circles into each cup. It’s okay if they aren’t perfect, mine certainly weren’t.


Fill each cup with apples. Really pack them in there!


Now it’s time to make the lattice top. I used the same cookie cutter to cut out circles of dough, then cut those into strips, so that it would fit over the pies.


Lay 3 strips down on top of your apples.


Now lift up two ends of the three lattice pieces and place one strip underneath them (alternately, you can lift the middle strip and lay the strip under that, but I find this way easier than having to lift up the two pieces for the middle…you’ll see what I mean).


Now lift up the middle strip and lay another strip under it.


And repeat step 1 again.


See? Easy!


Continue with this until all of your pies are finished. It might take a little while, but it’s worth it!


Now lightly beat an egg for the egg wash.


Lightly brush the tops of the pies with the egg wash, and sprinkle a little raw sugar on top, if you like (it’s completely optional).


Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes or so, until golden and bubbly.


Would you look at that beautiful crust?


The toffee really makes these extra special.

Mini Lattice Top Apple Pies
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Serves: 40 mini-pies
 

Ingredients
Crust
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, COLD (NOT room temperature), cut into pieces
  • ⅔ cup shortening, COLD (NOT room temperature)
  • ⅔ cup ice water, plus more as needed (I just used water from my Brita pitcher)
  • 4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (for egg wash)
  • raw sugar (for sprinkling, optional)
Apple Filling
  • 5 large apples, diced very finely
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅓ cup toffee bits
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract (optional)

Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Place the flour mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes or so (I put mine in there for 30 minutes). When ready, take the flour out of the bowl and add in the chopped pieces of COLD butter and COLD shortening. Blend together with your hands until you have coarse crumbs (it doesn’t have to be perfect). You can use a pastry cutter, but I find that a clean pair of hands work best. Place the dough back into the fridge for 15 minutes or so, so it stays cold.
  2. Mix together the water and vinegar in a small bowl. When ready, slowly drizzle it over the dough, a tablespoon or so at a time, gently stirring the mixture with a fork, until fully incorporated. It might seem a bit too wet at this point, but it will dry up while it sits in the fridge. Form the dough gently into 2 loose balls, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours or as long as overnight.
  3. Make your filling when you are almost ready to use your dough. Peel, core, and finely dice your apples to very small pieces, otherwise known as a brunoise. Toss them with the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, allspice, ginger, toffee bits, lemon juice, and lemon extract, if you’re using it. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. When you are ready to roll out your dough, bring one ball out of the fridge and flour your work surface, your hands, and your rolling pin (if you don’t have a rolling pin, use a cold wine bottle – it’ll help your dough stay cold, anyway). Divide one of your balls in half and foll out gently, going in one direction, until the dough is about one or two centimeters thick. Using a glass or a cookie cutter, cut the dough out into appropriate sized circle for your muffin pan (I used a mini-muffin pan), and use your finger to stretch the dough out a bit as needed. Press into a lightly greased muffin pan and work until half of your total dough is gone (you will need the other half for the lattice tops).
  5. Fill your pies with the apple filling. Make the lattice tops by cutting out the same sized circles as you did for the crust, then slice the circles thinly, and layer them in alternating layers (see photos above) for the lattice tops. You can also just close them up with a regular top crust, but I found that to be overwhelming on such small pies. Pinch the corners together so that the lattice top sticks to the crust, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little raw sugar, if you like. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until the crusts are golden and the filling is bubbling. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pans. Makes 40 mini-pies with lattice tops.

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238 Responses

  1. Terri says:

    Hi Sydney! I love your site – the recipes are easy and delicious.

    If I had $250 to spend at Best Buy, I would put it toward a new Playstation 3 for my brother (he’s impossible to shop for, and he’s super-generous, so I want to get him something that he really wants for the holidays).

    Thanks for the wonderful site, and have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. daniela p says:

    If I received the 250 dollar gift card for Best Buy, it’d take much of the sting out of purchasing a modest HD TV for my the sports obsessed boyfriend! He desperately wants a nice – yet not extravagant – HD TV to watch all of his football, baseball, and hockey. “For work of course” since he’s a sports reporter. :)

    Also, I’m a bit confused about the Toshiba laptop thing – not sure where to post. But here is the link to my tweet! http://web21.twitpic.com/img/197783357-93929e41a70a08b1c63196ad5456f4d6.4ced2870-scaled.png

  3. Mom says:

    The apple pies look adorable!
    If I won the 250 gift card I would buys something for my hard working, beautiful daughter.

  4. Emily says:

    Every “present holiday” I’ve been buying my mom the Lost box sets, so if I won the gift card I would probably get the ones that are left for her, and then with the remaining I would shop for my Secret Santa, which would probably end up being CDs or DVDs depending on who I select.

    • Sydney says:

      Emily: I fully support anything to do with LOST. I know that they will be on sale on Friday on Amazon.com for a discounted price, but the listing isn’t up yet (can you tell that I love LOST?).

  5. Andrew says:

    What a clever idea for apple pies.

    I’d probably bite the bullet and get my brother-in-law a new BluRay player since I’m pretty sure my niece or nephew (his kids) broke the first one.

    With the leftovers, I’d probably try out a new Motion+ controller for my Wii.

  6. Tina from PA says:

    I think those little pies are the cutest darn thing!Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving! If I won the gift card I would let my husband buy anything he wanted! He works 2 jobs ,because I cann’t work anymore so ,he really deserves it .

  7. Cori says:

    These little pies remind me of mini pumpkin pies I made about a year ago. :)

    If I won the 250 dollar gift card for Best Buy, I would stock up on DVDs to watch on cold winter nights with my boyfriend. :)

  8. Mark says:

    Those look fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

    If I won the gift card, I would use it towards a new computer for my wife. Her’s is, problematic to say the least.

  9. MsChaos says:

    Those look amazing!

    if I had a $250 gift card from Best Buy I would get either a Wii FIT or a Kinetic and some games to help work off all the awesome holiday food that is coming our way (and that I will make!)

  10. Tamra says:

    Cutest pies ever! :)

    If I won the gift card, I would put the money towards an HDTV. It’s at the top of my husband’s list, and he never buys anything for himself!

  11. Lisa says:

    My husband thanks you in advance (even though he doesn’t know yet) because I’ll be making these for him this weekend. :D

    If I had $250.00 for Best Buy I would use it towards getting my husband the gaming console he’s wanted since we’ve been together but haven’t been able to justify. If there was any money leftover, we would get Firefly and Veronica Mars.

  12. Danielle Blake says:

    I really want to eat apple pie now.

    If I won the Best Buy gift certificate I’d probably stock up on TV series on DVD or use it towards something completely over the top like an ipad or something. Or video games for my stepbrother and cousins for Christmas. I guess I’m really not sure what I’d buy with it. hahah

  13. Theresa says:

    Wow I want to eat them right now!

  14. Lynne says:

    Those mini apple pies look amazing!! Yum!!

    If I were to win the gift card it would help so much!! My 12 year old son’s only gift request this year is an iPod touch. But they run more then we usually budget for each child for Christmas. The gift card would make it doable and be such a surprise for him because we have kinda given him the heads up that he may not be getting that.

  15. Tanie says:

    THESE LOOK AMAZING. Tiny foods are my absolute favorite thing, I might have to conscript Taylor into pie-making with my again to give these a try!

  16. i love these! wish i had made them for my last dinner party:-) and i’d love to win that gift certificate!

  17. AngelaO says:

    I would spend if on gifts for my brother and dad!

  18. April says:

    Oh, those apple pies are too awesome! They might have to be a December little treat.

    If I got the $250 Best Buy gift card, I would either grab a converter for my super old tv or upgrade to a nicer flat tv. Otherwise, I would go crazy with TV DVD boxsets :)

  19. Ashley K says:

    I would use it towards a new laptop. I work on my computer and I know it’s taken quite the beating and is heading towards retirement!

  20. Barista says:

    These little pies are totally cute! Happy Thanksgiving :)

    I’d use it to get an external storage device to back-up years and years of writing that I could lose at any moment – scary!

  21. REBECCA says:

    Ooh I would love a gift card and would use it for a new camera! I hope I win. :)

  22. Whitney says:

    Love those little pies! Everything is better bite-sized, right? I tried making something like this a few weeks ago in over-sized muffin tins but didn’t use a lattice crust — I think if I try them again, I’ll do that because it makes them about 100x cuter!

    If I was lucky enough to win the 250$ best buy certificate I’d give it to my little brother, who needs a new laptop… or an external hard-drive! The laptop he uses is about a zillion years old and has about 2GB worth of space on it, total. Talk about dark ages. :P

  23. Johannah says:

    Those apple pies look awesome. I made apple pie in a jar preserves this year, and mini pies would be a fun way to use some of them up. And if I won the 250$ Best Buy gift card, I’d put the money towards a camera that could really capture my nonstop motion gymnast son and Kung Fu daughter.

  24. Megan Durgin says:

    If I were to receive the gift card, I would put it toward a new TV! My SO and I are moving in just a few days, and are starting fresh with everything due to having to sell most of our things in a move that happened last year, so a new TV is on the list eventually – wooo!

  25. Lindsey says:

    These mini Apple Pies are beautiful – truly one of your crowning achievements! You are an amazing Chef!

    If I won the $250 Best Buy Gift Card I would buy the complete Complete James Bond Blu-Ray Set – and maybe even have a martini, shaken not stirred, while eating a Mini Pie and watching Golden Eye :-) .

  26. Bailie Marie says:

    First off awesome nail polish! Secondly I would probably buy various gifts for my family because right now I am wedding poor!!

  27. Sarah says:

    Those look amazing! I have an addiction with mini-treats, and I love apples, so I’ll definitely have to try this! I was reading your About Me page the other day, and your description of your transition from microwaving college foods to being able to make all the meals on here was really motivating – I’m hoping to make the same transition soon!
    If I won the $250 Best Buy Gift Card I’d spend it on a new iPod for my boyfriend for Christmas. His broke a while back, and he never buys anything for himself, so I think it would be a great surprise!
    Happy holidays. :)

  28. Clarelle says:

    I love your posts and eye-candy pictures. This looks really easy… I even have some premade dough that’s been sitting in the freezer forever. Might give it a try ;)

    250$ gift card would be pretty sweet. i’d probably buy that new Xbox 360 Move thing, or a new tv :)

    Not sure how to use twitter, but I tweeted the link via! http://twitter.com/nyumimi

  29. Jari says:

    ‘Baby Pies’! Seriously cute. :}

    If I won a $250 gift card from Best Buy? Some DVD sets, deffinately. Things like ‘Mythbusters’ for my nieces because they love to see how things work. Or science-nature DVDs. My mother-in-law loves Italy, so there’d be travel ones for her. Things like that. My family-in-law has helped me so much this last year; I’d like them to have nice things from me.

    And most likely something for the local Salvation Army shelter. No joke. I’m not just saying this for the sympathy vote. I’m blessed right now with family and friends – I want to help pass things on.

  30. Serena says:

    The only problem with these pies is I’d eat more than a regular pie’s slice worth. :)

    I’d spend the Best Buy card possibly toward a new laptop. Mine is old–for a laptop–and while it still performs admirably, the screen has taken a two-year-old standing on it, and it shows.

  31. Marg K. says:

    First off, thank you so much for the recipe, looks delicious and exactly something I’d enjoy making myself. I’m glad I discovered your site; I now have to go check out your other recipes.

    As for what I would do if a won the $250 GC…well, I’ve had my eye on the iPad as well as on a netbook. I’m in nursing school right now and either one would aid me in taking notes in class as well as working on my assignments.

  32. mrsblocko says:

    I’d use it to buy a gaming system for my daughter.

  33. Margaret says:

    Congratulations on your win, Sydney! That is exciting!

    I would spend the gift card on a new camera. After 5 years of my old Fujifilm, I am ready for bigger and better things! Your pictures are one inspiration, of course. :)

  34. kim says:

    i’d buy a new kitchenaid mixer! and possibly some extra baking books.. yes, they do sell them as best buy. :)

  35. Carmen says:

    I’d apply it towards a new desktop for my family. Our is over 6 years old and getting very slow.

  36. Sally says:

    OMG, those pies look delicious!

    If I won the $250 Best Buy Gift Card, I’d use it for upgrading to a new flat-screen tv!

  37. Nicole says:

    If I won a $250 Best Bu gift card, Id probably splurge on a nice camera and start my photography again.

  38. Tanya says:

    I am definitely going to try these for the holidays, they are so adorable! I’m thinking they’re perfect to bring in for my co-workers!

    If I won the $250 Best Buy card, I’d use it toward a new camera. I lost mine coming back from vacation a couple months ago and have been going crazy only having my phone to capture moments lately.

  39. Toni says:

    YUM those Mini Lattice Top Apple Pies look amazing. Your recipes are always delicious. I have made a quite a few. My family especially loved the pumpkin spice truffles.
    I think I would give the gift card to my fiance for Christmas he is dieing for a ipad. He works 12+ hours a day so I can be home with our kids. And its been years sine I have been able to give him anything for Christmas.
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  40. Lindsay says:

    If I won the giftcard I’d use it towards a new laptop. This one has become less than reliable.

  41. Val says:

    Yum! Beautiful little pies. I’m planning on making mini pecan pies tonight, and i think i’ll use your crust recipe. :D

    As for the gift card, it would go to replace my son’s ipod, which was stolen. :(

  42. Emily Grossman says:

    WOW! These look wonderful! So very impressive!

    That gift card to Best Buy sure would come in handy to replace my iPod, which was stolen as soon as I got to college this year!

  43. Kris says:

    If I won the giftcard I would use it to buy an ipod touch for my son.

  44. Aubrie says:

    You have MUCH more patience than I do. Those apple pies look amazing, but I think I would have given up after about three of them–all that cutting, shaping, braiding and brushing to make them look so beautiful! I bet they tasted great, though!

    As for the gift card, I would put it toward a new camera. I have a 6 month old baby and I would love to get a new camera to take some good pictures of her!

  45. Meryl says:

    I would use the giftcard toward a new computer.

  46. Alex says:

    I would use it for a new laptop!

  47. Angela says:

    These look SO GOOD! trying for sure!!

    I would spend $250 at best buy on a new tv for my bedroom and whatever is leftover I would spend on movies :-D

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  48. JehanP says:

    Those pies are adorable! If I won the $250 I would put it toward a new TV for my husband’s man cave.

  49. Heather says:

    I am usually not too keen on apple pie, but I would definitely make an exception for these little guys! Adorable!

    If I won the gift card, I would probably get the family some gifts for Christmas, and then maybe a gift for myself as well. ;)

  50. Julia Gulia says:

    I’d put it towards and iPad. I want one desperately.

    Love your site!

  51. Wesley says:

    Everyone is going to love these at my thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

  52. Carri says:

    My youngest and I have our eye on a Wii system with the fitness package. Try to work off all those Christmas cookies!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Michelle says:

    I’ve got my pie dough chilling in the fridge as I write this. :) I made a ton of tiny apple pies last fall for a catering thing, but this year I’m sticking to a couple of big ole’ pumpkin pies just for us.
    Btw, I love cereal for supper!

  54. Those are too cute for words! I LOVE THEM!

    If I won the $250 give away I’d get my husband a PS3. Might be counter productive because we have so many projects to finish around here. But he deserves it. He’s a fantastic husband and a superb Daddy!

  55. Amanda W says:

    I would buy a new tv, because ours is broken.

  56. Keri says:

    Yum. Yum. Yum. Dying to make this right now but am already committed to 2 other pies for tomorrow. Printing this out right now and this is next on my list. Thank you!!!
    If I won gift from Best Buy I would prob buy a new Canon Elph as I dont have a decent point and shoot camera. That would be a joy.
    Thank you thank you!
    Keri

  57. John says:

    Those look SO good, yum! Made me smile, in addition to wanting pie. :)

  58. Laura says:

    Made mini apple pies last month…yours are so much prettier!

  59. Emily S. says:

    Those mini pies are adorable!

    If I had $250 to spend at Best Buy I would catch up on all the albums I missed while trying to save money!

  60. catharine says:

    I would spend the 250 gift card on a TV!

  61. Amy says:

    Love the mini apple pies! I’d love to win the gift card, that would go towards a new laptop that I’ve been needing!

  62. Michelle says:

    That looks soooooooo yummmy! I am going to try to make it soon.

  63. Mandy says:

    I would put the money towards a new camera. I’m stuck with my camera phone and it does not take pretty pictures!

  64. Tiffany says:

    If I won the gift card, I’d buy my husband an xbox. He really wants one… but we just got a new computer for me to use for my blog. So it would be nice to get him what he wants!

  65. kaholly says:

    Oh, yummy!! Loved the tutorial. Thanks for the recipe. I would give the gift card to my daughter to spend on whatever she would like. As a young couple just starting out in these difficult economic times, they don’t have extra $ for treasures from Best Buy!

  66. Becky says:

    These mini apple pies are adorable! I just made my first full-sized apple pie this past week and it was a success, so I’m feeling confident with these little guys. Plus, they’re just perfect for a family gathering – no arguing over who has a bigger piece! =)

    As for the gift card, I would buy a new wireless keyboard for my husband and some of the games he’s been wanting. If anything was left, I’d probably score some new cds or dvds.

  67. Diana says:

    I’d spend it on a new computer. My laptop from college is slow, old and tired (lol) plus the screen either slams down on it’s own, or falls back 180 degrees! Poor thing… I usually have it propped up against the wall.

  68. Sarah says:

    I can’t wait to make these mini pies!

    If I won the gift card, I would probably put it towards a PS3 for my boyfriend and I. It’s something we’ve both been wanting for quite some time, but haven’t been able to splurge on it due to other living expenses (gotta love being a poor graduate student!).

  69. Beth says:

    :-)

    These look amazing! and so cute! Always love your recipes. Thank you for sharing :-D

    If i won the $250 gift card, I’d either buy my hubby the Sony Bloggie that he wants, putting the remainder toward something fun for my kiddos, or else I’d get a new TV for the bedroom. Ours is a big, heavy, clunky thing that is probably close to 10 years old….

  70. carmen says:

    I’d spend the $250 on…a new laptop! I dropped mine and broke the screen last year, and I’ve been using it despite that ever since…I think it’s time for an upgrade!!

  71. Phyllis says:

    If I won a gift card at Best Buy I’d spend it on duran duran (new music coming out- woot!) some books and what the heck, I’ll throw the kids a bone and get a couple of Nintendo DS games for them too!

  72. sandy says:

    Hungry. If I won, I would put it towards getting a new computer for my parents!

  73. Bronny says:

    Lovely pies.

    If I won I’d have to put it toward a new camera!

  74. Brit says:

    Those pies are adorable! I’ll have to remember that for next year or for my next dinner party! I would love to use that for a Wii for my little guys! They would be thrilled!

    P.S. I have received so many compliments on your s’mores bar recipe! Thanks!

  75. Danielle says:

    Those look so delicious! Now I want some apple pie…

    Definitely would use the gift card towards a new laptop. This one might not even make it until the sweepstakes drawing, but we had a good run.

  76. Sassy says:

    Those pies look incredible!

    I am a super computer geek. If I won the gift card, I would put it towards one of the next two major projects I’m saving for: 1) my next computer home build, and 2) an upgrade from a point and shoot digital camera to a DSLR. : )

  77. Susie D. says:

    I’d start out with a blu-ray player and then… I don’t know! We never buy electronics stuff because it’s not in our budget so I have no idea.

  78. Phil says:

    My grandparents have helped me out a ton – I’d use a $250 Best Buy card to help buy them a lap top. They get so frustrated that “everything’s done online these days.”

  79. Anissa says:

    Cute pies! Hmm, if I won the giftcard, I’d put it towards a new computer.

  80. Benjamin says:

    I would buy my wife a new laptop!

  81. shel says:

    If I won I’d use it toward a laptop; all I have is one ancient desktop and I’ve been putting off getting myself a laptop for too long now.

  82. Stacey Ball says:

    I wish I could use it on a lifetime supply of those mini pies but I guess if I had to pick something else to use my Best Buy giftcard on it would have to go towards a better camera!

  83. Pip says:

    i would buy gifts for my nieces and nephew. something cool, artsy, and electronic.

  84. Tanya says:

    I would spend it on a Wii system for our home.. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and the mini pies look amazing

  85. Ro says:

    If I won the gift card, I’d put it toward a new laptop! I’m a grad student and I think mine is circling the drain. =’(

  86. Kia Kehrer says:

    I would buy a new lens for my camera!

  87. Jeff S. says:

    Not sure. Lot’s of choices. Will be needing a new TV soon. Maybe some kitchen electrics. Or maybe a laptop.

  88. Dani says:

    Oh my goodness. I am going to e-mail this recipe to my mom right away. She’s starting to get adventurous in her desert making (she says I’ve inspired her to try new things since I’ve been cooking new things lately! <3)

    If I won the gift card, I'd get something nice for my grandma since she does so much for me and also something nice for my mom, because she deserves it. She goes without a lot of things she would like so she can support my youngest sister and herself.

  89. Jodee Rose says:

    Your pies are adorable. I made a similar recipe with a double crust instead of lattice for a cookbook I am working on that just died with my 11 month old laptop. D=

    I would put the $250 towards an external hard drive or media to make sure I could always back up my work.

  90. Candace Fore says:

    I’ve been a lover of this blog for a long time now! I’d use the gift card towards buying a good camera for my business (and keeping track of my kids growing up!).

  91. Burny says:

    I’ve actually made some mini peach cobblers like this. I don’t know what it is about miniature food that’s so great but I’ll probably make these for Christmas. Nice Recipe!
    I’d use the gift card on an xbox 360 and use whats left over to buy dvds.

  92. Auntie Donna says:

    Bravo on your pastry! These are too pretty to eat. I just made a lattice top apple pie last weekend. So pretty! I wish I had the patience to make these little guys! I like the idea of the toffee chips, also I have found Granny Smiths the best apples to use, just the right amount of tartness. As for the gift card I would get a Cuisinart Food processor to help in making my dough! I am ashamed to say I still do not own one! (the stainless steel elite 12 cup baby)

  93. Chris M. says:

    I would use it toward a new flat screen tv. Thanks!

  94. Ellie says:

    I do a lot of cooking, but I am not very good at baking. I might try these!

  95. Georgia says:

    What a wonderful giveaway and thank you so much for having it!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  96. Georgia says:

    Tweeted here too;

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/7811085667139584

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  97. Susan Smith says:

    These look yummy! I would use the Best Buy gift card towards the purchase of a new computer.

  98. Schmidty says:

    I would use it towards a new camera.

  99. mercedes. says:

    these are so adorable. if only i had more patience for making these.
    i’d spend the gift card on christmas presents for my boyfriend and roommate. :)

  100. MelodyJ says:

    The mini apple pies look great. I’m going to try this. I would us a Best Buy Gift Card to get a Playstation 3.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  101. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    I WOULD SPEND THE BEST BUY $250 TO GO TOWARDS A NEW COMPUTER AS WE NEED ONE BADLY! kytah00 at yahoo dot com

  102. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    2ND ENTRY TWEET twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/7896769878822912 kytah00 at yahoo dot com

  103. Danielle Marie says:

    Definitely towards a new iPod so I don’t have to keep removing songs to put new ones on!

    Aaaand, I have pie crust in the freezer I will be making mini apple pies with, for sure.

  104. Emily Clegg says:

    I’d use the Gift Card towards a new laptop. I’m working on a TOSHIBA now that I’ve had for a few years and I love it! However, I think the hard drive is on it’s way out :( . A Gift Card would make that so much easier to afford.

    emilygclegg(at)gmail(dot)com

  105. Lisa says:

    Awesome recipe – printed! I would use the gift card to buy a new computer for my daughter to take to college!
    lisaarant at aol dot com

  106. won says:

    Honestly, I think if I won this contest, I’d use it to buy myself something. Being a single mom, that’s a rarity. And my son is taken care of for Christmas so I’d be okay with doing that!

    Thank you.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

  107. wanda says:

    well, i just don’t understand how you have time to cook all the fantastic food in your photographs!

  108. Tasha Thomas says:

    Oh wow these look good! I want to make these for sure!!

    As for the gift card, I would have to use it to buy my wonderful boyfriend a new TV. Of course, 250$ wouldn’t cover it, but it would be a great start. he is so wonderful to me and I would love to give back to him somehow.

  109. Jessica Feldman says:

    I would buy a camera so I can start up a food blog. I’m nearly done programming it in php–just need a camera to get going!

  110. Klee says:

    I didn’t realize that Best Buy sold kitchen and household items until I visited the website, so that’s awesome. In light of that revelation, I’d use the gift certificate to buy a 12-cup KitchenAid food processor. I’ve wanted one for awhile; sometimes a blender just doesn’t cut it (literally…ha).

  111. Teal Cuttlefish says:

    I have teenagers. I would probably buy several smaller things for them. Possibly even something for me!

  112. LAMusing says:

    I made some mini apple/pear pies last year over the holidays to take to a party – so yummy and so cute. People loved the size (and flavor of course). This was a good prod for me to make some more!
    I’d spend the $250 on a digital 35mm camera! Not sure which model – I haven’t shopped around because I can’t afford one. I need the old school feel – and my mid vision is awful so I have trouble seeing the screens on the regular digitals.

  113. christina says:

    I would use it toward a flat screen TV or laptop

  114. Norma says:

    I’d use the $250 for a new microwave and maybe a few ink cartridges for the printer (they’re so expensive!)

  115. Anna says:

    I would use it to buy a new modem and router – mine are going on 8 years and like to be moody. I could also use a new digital camera, as that is going on 6 years and 2 years ago the guy at Best Buy told me they didn’t have accessories for it b/c it was too old. Haha!

  116. Sara E says:

    hey girl…
    congrats on winning the new laptop yourself. It sounds like you are still having a blast there. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday!

  117. Theresa says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! I made a batch of them for Thanksgiving yesterday & they were so fun to make & super delicious! (even without the lemon extract!). You can see a picture of them here: http://yfrog.com/2sstg0j

    If I won the Best Buy gift card I would purchase lots of movies, tv show collections & music for my family to enjoy together!

  118. Kathleen Fetch says:

    Oh, those little pies are so cute. I’m going to have to try those. I would use the giftcard to buy something for each of my three kids. The littlest one wants an MP3 player, so I would probably start with that.

  119. Lord Voldemort says:

    I would love to try these sometime! I’m going to buy $250 worth of pens at best buy!

  120. Melissa says:

    Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe. I can’t wait to try it. It looks delish!
    Keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway. X

  121. schnann says:

    and my second (plain old comment) entry. more chances to win right?
    if i won i would probably buy gifts for my boyfriend and/or my dad.

    and on a pie note – i saw these and decided i just had to make them.
    they are just too cute to not make!

  122. Dina says:

    oh those are adorable!

  123. Lisa says:

    I would use the card for a new TV and a DVD player or maybe for a laptop, since I’ve never owned a laptop before.

  124. Lisa T. says:

    I could use the gift card towards a new tv or new appliances since we are moving soon.

  125. Serena says:

    I love your website and I would probably buy a new tv with the gift certificate! Thanks!

  126. Sue S says:

    I’d use the card to buy a camera for my son.

  127. Mindi Allen says:

    A new camera , for sure. Suggestions?

  128. BakerGirl says:

    Can’t wait to try these yummy looking pies! Thanks for the recipe : )

    I would love to use the Best Buy gift card to surprise my husband with a home sound system for his 40th birthday.

  129. Steph says:

    I’d use it to buy a new laptop! Yay!

  130. Varia says:

    I love this! I’ve made mini pumpkin pies before but I’ve never done apple. Will try soon.

    P.S. I’d use the gift card to buy an iHome system so I’d have at least a slight chance of getting up on time, for once!!

  131. Caitlin S. says:

    I love ALL this mini. Its unhealthy.

    I would spend the gift card on…hm…oh!…the ipod docking thingy i saw on sale for black friday but had no motivation to get up that early and purchase! And maybe a Wii fit so next year I’ll be fit and motivated! Yes, speedy bargain shopping is my motivation to get fit.

  132. Shirley says:

    These mini apple pies would make super xmas gifts! Would use the gift cards for a new flat screen tv

  133. emily says:

    I love the mini-lattices!

  134. nan says:

    wow, they look so good. thanks for the chance
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  135. Jenn says:

    those pies are adorable, and I would love love love a new lap top!

  136. Morgan Larsen says:

    I am impressed by your perseverance! I have a hard time getting through one lattice top on a regular pie! I am working on my food photography skills and would love love some camera accesories!

  137. Jenni says:

    count me in for the sweepstakes!

    those little pies look amazing, can’t wait to try them!

  138. Julie says:

    Those are so adorable! I made my first from-scratch pie crust this Thanksgiving and got over my fear of it (hehe) so now I don’t have to shy away from trying these out!

  139. Melissa says:

    very cute little pies, and great sweepstakes!

  140. Leilani says:

    Love the pies! I must try them soon. My boyfriend has been waiting for me to bake him some form of apple pie! (And please consider this as an entry to the sweepstakes.

  141. Leilani says:

    Must try these! My boyfriend has been waiting for me to make him some sort of apple pie creation, and these look absolutely perfect! (Also, please consider this as an entry to the giveaway! :] )

  142. Erica A. says:

    Looks good! Cool giveaway too!

  143. Donna L says:

    I would put this gift card towards a new computer. My computer is old and broken.

    dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

  144. Ravzie says:

    Those little pies really look tasty! If I were the one to win the $250, I’d be looking at the laptops! Thanks.

  145. Debra F says:

    If I won the Best Buy gift card, I would use it toward video games for my boys for the Nintendo DS’s, and also for my husband’s PS3.

    Your little pies looks scrumptious.

  146. Cassandra G. says:

    I think I’d definitely get in the spirit of giving and find things that my family would love! It’d be a relief to have some extra spending leverage, hehe.

  147. Teresa says:

    What a great recipe!! I would love a laptop considering someone stole mine.

  148. Jessa says:

    Wow I need to make these Stat!! I think I’ll try them with cherry’s!!

  149. GYM says:

    how exciting!

  150. Sunshyn V says:

    That looks so very yummy! Its far too late for me to be reading about such things…
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

  151. Dena C says:

    I have tried these with cherries, and I filled them too full and it was a sticky mess! :( The apple ones look much better and not as messy. I would definitely put that gift card towards a new camera as mine decided to break.

  152. debra b says:

    Your pies look delicious and I am seriously wanting to try out your recipe, the crust is the hardest part for me, I never get it flaky or thin enough so i usually buy the store made ones. My husband loves pie and I know this would really make him happy if I made them over the holidays, he is taking 2 weeks off for vacation during the last 2 weeks of December so I think I might try to make these for him and attempt a home made pie crust using your tips and recipe. Thanks for the recipe and for the great giveaway too :)

  153. Mami2jcn says:

    I would use the gift card towards a new TV.

  154. Mami2jcn says:

    tweeted-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/9271916850315265

  155. AimeeJ says:

    Those look delicious! And great giveaway!

  156. ingrid says:

    Sweeeeeet! Both the adorable min pies & your new computer! How cool is that?!

    I’d use the gift card towards the purchase of a lap top for my honey who constantly gets booted off the computer when one of the kids needs it to do their school work!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sydney!
    ~ingrid

  157. What beautiful apple latticed pie-lets. This looks like it was a labor of love, well worth every minute spent weaving the lattices.

    Kathleen

  158. Heather says:

    With the $250 I would buy a Wii game or two and really good memory card for my DSLR.

  159. Valerie says:

    Gah! I love your mini pies! Time-consuming, but they definitely look worth it! As for the giveaway, I’d love to use the giftcard towards a new laptop, too!

  160. Kim T. says:

    I just made my first pie ever for this past thanksgiving (caramel apple, to be exact) and boy did it take forever. I knew ahead of time that homemade pie crust can be a pain but I never thought I’d spend more than 2 hours on one pie, even if most of it was just “resting” the dough. I’ll have to try store bought dough next time to see just how worth all the extra time was.

    I know exactly what I would buy with a $250 Best Buy gift card. My boyfriend and I are finally moving into our first official apartment together and we’ve been talking about needing a new TV for awhile. Right now we use my super old 36″ tube TV that weighs approximately 300 lbs, almost all the connectors are broken in back, and the picture is slowly going out. Since space at the new place will be more limited a newer flat panel tv would be amazing. So I’d probably put the 250 towards a new TV and then we wouldn’t have to save for months first to buy one.

  161. Jessie C. says:

    I love your mini pie recipe, great for holidays. With this win, I’d like to get a new iPod touch for hubby as a gift.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  162. Lauren B says:

    I would probably put that money towards a nice camera. I have been wanting one for a while now. I have been traveling more and more and would love to have high quality images to capture them. I have 4 horses and 4 dogs as well and I always seem to be snapping pictures. My grandma loves to take pictures too and has all of her grandkids pictures in the house. I would love to be able to send her more pictures. Yeah, so definitely a camera!

  163. Kelly says:

    I would put the money towards a new SLR camera for holiday photos!

  164. Chris says:

    I’m so TOTALLY in on this sweepstakes contest deally-bob-thingy! :-)

    As for the mini pies… I *totally* know what I’m taking to my next holiday gathering! Those are *awesome*! :-)

    For clarity, I’ll post a second comment with the link to my blog post regarding the sweep stakes. :-)

  165. Judith says:

    I love pie making for thanksgiving My grand daughters, 8 and 10 and I made a blueberry pie with Lattice top. They made the strips less then1″ we were weaving for ever. But turned out real good.

  166. Alicia says:

    Anything I have ever made from your blog has turned out beautifully. I think it has to do with the step-by-step gorgeous pictures! I am making these pies today for our weekly friend Game Night. I am confident that they will be amazing.
    -Alicia

  167. Amanda says:

    Yum!! They look amazing. I would put the money toward a new camera! Mine has seen better days…

  168. Tiffy L. says:

    These are the cutest!! They will surely be the star of our Holiday Party!! I love the fact that it will make 40…. everyone will just love them!!

  169. Ashlee says:

    these pies are sooo cute!

    I would love a Best Buy gift card to purchase a new camera for food blogging!

  170. Lauren E. says:

    I just made these for a holiday party we’re attending tonight. I made the dough last night and prepped this morning. Mistake number 1 – I bought a Heath bag of chocolate/toffee. Oops. Spent a half hour digging out clean toffee pieces to have about 1/3 cup. It is a long, tedious process to make these, but wow, so worth it. They taste fantastic and look so fancy/adorable. Sure to be a hit!

    If I were to win the giftcard, I would put it towards a new computer probably. This one has been acting up lately!

  171. AmandaCatherine says:

    definitely making these for my guy soon, he loves apple pie but he’s on a diet so one or two mini pies should make him feel a lot less guilty than one big slice
    :]

  172. kate says:

    OMG those little pies are SOOOOO cute!!!!

  173. Phil says:

    I’m a bit confused – you said you doubled the dough recipe. Is that reflected in the picture AND the ingredients listed? Or just the photo? And the “makes 40″ part, is that based on the ingredients list, or the doubling of it?

    Thanks!

  174. Chinyere says:

    These look delicious and dangerous! They are “poppable”… I’d surely get into trouble.

    A laptop would be great my children! I’ve been looking around and Toshiba is a great brand–highly recommended too.

  175. Tabathia B says:

    I would probably put it towards a Sony Bloggie camcorder or towards a new laptop
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  176. Thuong Pham says:

    I would use the gift card to buy a new laptop! This one is getting old and slow!

  177. Stephanie says:

    I’m baking these right now, they are making the house smell sooooo good!
    If I won I would definitely buy my husband a late Christmas present! His recent layoff means that money is too tight to buy gifts for each other.

  178. Donna B. says:

    I’d get a PS3!

  179. If I won the gift card I would get myself another lens for my camera!

  180. Eileen says:

    We’d probably spend the Best Buy card on a new camera as ours is broken , or cam corder as ours is over 16 years old?, doenst hold a charge anymore and too heavy for me to hold now anyway. Thanks much!

  181. Lorrie says:

    The turbo-boost feature just might send me into another dimension if it’s as fast as it claims. Okay, it might just feel that way to me since I’m sitting here working on a dinosaur of a computer.

  182. Ellen says:

    I would use it to get a Wii- I wanna exercise :)

  183. anna silvera says:

    mmmmm!!! they look delish!!! Happy Holidays!!! :o )
    btw…i can totally relate to the hectic schedule….but having it down pat, makes u a true NYer!!! ;o)

  184. Darin says:

    These look amazing! A scoop of vanilla ice cream or perhaps a dollop of homemade whip cream and I’m set! These look dangerously addictive……yum.

    As for the gift card, I’m going old school and buying come CD’s. That’s right….that’s how I roll. Also, I would love to get caught up on Mad Men and would love to buy the seasons on DVD.

  185. Sue says:

    I love ALL your recipes. Your chicken with potatoes and ginger from last year is my husband’s favorite dinner! These look delicious! As for the gift card, I would use it for a net book. Our laptop is old, heavy and doesn’t work very well. That way I could follow all my favorite food blogs when we’re away!

  186. Jen says:

    It always feels like Christmas every time you update Sydney! I would use the gift card to buy lots of music and dvds. I’m quite obsessed with collecting both!

  187. angie says:

    I would use the GC to go toward the new camera I want! I would not pay for it all, but it sure would help!

  188. scott says:

    I’d get a new GPS for my car!!

  189. PauleyD says:

    If I won I would buy a new blu-ray player.

    Thanks for posting the recipe for the minature apple pies. For our Christmas party, we usually serve a variety of finger foods like this.

  190. Melissa says:

    I made these for our holiday dessert platters. The lattice was a bit labor intensive, but they are as beautiful as they are delicious!! On top of the toffee chips, I added in some cinnamon chips that we found at our local bulk store. Amazing!!

    • Sydney says:

      Melissa: It’s certainly a bit labor intensive, but it’s worth it, especially during a time where everyone wants to go all out for the holidays. Cinnamon chips sounds absolutely dreamy – I will be on the look out for them!

  191. Phil says:

    Just to make things a bit easier on myself, I was thinking of buying a pre-made pie crust and just pinching pieces off to make each pie. Would you happen to have an idea of how many I would need for the equivalent of this recipe?

  192. Jackie says:

    I’m thinking about making these for our senior BBQ at school on Wednesday but unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to make these the day of… Any tips for storing them if I wanted to make them tomorrow?

    • Sydney says:

      Jackie: You can absolutely make them ahead of time and store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days – I did that and they were still fantastic. They also freeze quite well!

  193. Katie says:

    what kind of apples should i use?

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  196. Winniie says:

    About to try thos recipe for thanksgiving! Was wondering if the recipe was doubled? Yielding 48 pies?

  197. Maria says:

    I just made these for my family’s Thanksgiving feast. They went off without a hitch and look absolutely gorgeous! http://twitter.com/#!/MariaLucrecia9/status/139775507217645568/photo/1
    I can’t wait to eat them. Thanks for the great recipe!

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