Little apple pies – step by step recipe with photo

Little Apple Pies: Step 1

1. First, I prepare the filling for pies. I wash the raisins with water.

Little Apple Pies: Step 2

2. You can add any nuts to the filling (I have peanuts). I grind the nuts into crumbs.

Little Apple Pies: Step 3

3. I remove the zest from the orange, rubbing it on the smallest grater. Then I squeeze the juice from this orange.

Little Apple Pies: Step 4

4. Apples (it is better to take sweet red ones) I peel and core, and cut into small pieces.

Little Apple Pies: Step 5

5. I transfer the prepared apples to a saucepan with a thick bottom, add granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until the apples are soft. For sour green apples, the amount of granulated sugar can be increased.

Little Apple Pies: Step 6

6. Then I add chopped nuts, raisins, cinnamon and orange zest to the apples in a saucepan. I mix well, if the filling crumbles, you can crush it a little with a spoon (crusher). The filling for Greek apple pies is ready.

Little Apple Pies: Step 7

7. I start preparing the dough. I combine orange juice, refined vegetable oil, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, salt and orange zest in a bowl. I mix well.

Little Apple Cakes Step 8

8. In another bowl, mix the sifted flour with the baking powder.

Little apple pies: step 9

9. Pour flour in small portions (!) into a container, mix well. First I knead the dough in a container, and then on the table. Flour may need from 250 to 300 gr. It took me 280 gr. flour. Focus on the dough, it should be very soft, not sticky, slightly oily, very pleasant to the touch. The main thing here is not to overdo it with flour!

Little apple pies: step 10

10. I roll out the dough on the table with a thickness of about 5 mm. I cut circles with a glass.

Little apple pies: step 11

11. I roll each circle a little more into a thinner one, spread a teaspoon with a slide of apple filling.

Little apple pies: step 12

12. I wrap and connect the edges. I got 29 small pies (cup 5 cm in diameter). I spread the pies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Little Apple Pies: Step 13

13. I bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for about 15 minutes (or until golden).

Little Apple Pies: Step 14

14. Little apple pies are ready. Then cool completely (so they taste better), if desired, you can sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Little apple pies: step 15

15. Small apple pies in the rift. The dough is both crispy and tender, the filling is soft, fragrant, just melts in your mouth.

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