Mini Apple Pie
There's something magical about petite desserts. Perhaps it's the promise of a bite-sized satisfaction for the sweet tooth, but regardless the reason for their appeal, miniature desserts are convenient to have at get togethers so your guests can simply pick one (or two) up and not fuss with slicing or fumble with a fork and a plate. Our Mini Apple Pies are exactly what they sound like—a layer of buttery pie crust surrounding a spiced apple filling and topped with either a sheet of pie crust or delicately woven lattice. The trick to these little beauties is patience. Pie dough requires time to hydrate in the fridge, and it's imperative to freeze the pie shells before baking because this prevents the pie dough from sliding down the walls of the muffin tin or from puffing up dramatically. Honeycrisp apples are used in the filling because they are both sweet and tart, cooking down with the lemon and spices to make a perfectly bright and flavorful apple filling.