If you’re stressed about all the eating that will be going on during the Thanksgiving eating marathon, these adorable little apple pies might just DSC05441assuage some of your angst. Renata from Testado, Provado e Aprovado! has baked these sweet pies inside the apple, using only a top crust (and it looks like a flower!). Simple, cute as a button, and let the eating begin!









Apple Pie Baked in an Apple

Sweet Pie Dough – (makes enough for 8 lids)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup corn starch
1Tbsp. sugar
100g unsalted butter, cold
1 egg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Place all the dry ingredients in the jar of a food processor and mix. Add the butter and pulse only until the mixture becomes crumbly. Add the egg and pulse only until it comes together into a ball. If necessary, add a few drops of cold water. Don’t over mix. If you want do do it manually, mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and rub the mixture with your hands until you have a crumbled texture. Add the egg and  mix until it comes together into a ball. If necessary, add a few drops of water. Do not over mix.
8 medium apples
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
I washed a few apples and cut off a lid from each one. With the help of a small sharp knife and a small spoon I caved the apples forming bowls and set the chopped pulp aside. To avoid the apples from getting dark, I added a few drops of lemon juice.
After that, I peeled and diced the lids. 
 In a large bowl, toss topping ingredient with the diced apples, fill the apple bowls.
Remove the dough from the fridge and cut flowers with a cookie cutter. Using a plastic straw, make some holes to release vapor while baking.
Carefully place a flower over each apple. Don’t try to mold the dough, it will be firm and will break. The heat of the oven will take care of that.
Bake at 370°F (190°C) in a baking pan lined with parchment paper until they are tender and the dough is lightly golden (about 40 minutes).
Serve warm or cool, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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