Posted by Anisha | Posted in apple pie, baking, crust, filling, graham cracker, lemon curd, Porto's Bakery, ramekins | Posted on 8/22/2009
The apples turned out to be perfectly tart. Now, here is my very own apple pie recipe, crust and all!
Adam's Mini Apple Pies
Number of servings: 4 ramekins or one 9 inch pie!
Graham cracker pie crust
1 1/2 cups of graham crackers, finely crushed
1 stick of butter, melted
1 tbsp confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp light/dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the dry ingredients: crushed graham crackers, sugars, salt, and ground cinnamon. Once evenly mixed, stir into the melted butter. Press 1/5 of this mixture onto the bottom and sides of each of the four ramekins. Bake for about five minutes at 350 degrees. Let each crust cool before adding any pie filling. The remaining 1/5 of the pie crust crumbs should be used as the final topping to the pie.
3 lbs of granny smith apples, diced, peeled (if desired -- I like the peel!)
1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Toss ingredients into a large-sized bowl. Mix well and then spoon filling into each ramekin.
1 cup of diced apples
2 tbsp lemon curd or applesauce (love the lemon curd!)
4 tbsp low fat-yogurt
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
Blend these ingredients in a food processor or blender. Results in a creamy, off-white thick sauce. Add about four tablespoons of this mixture onto each pie-filled ramekin. Top each ramekin with the remaining 1/5 mixture of pie crust crumbs.
Finally, bake at about 350 degrees for 45 minutes until the filling in bubbling. Cool for about half an hour before devouring!
Each spoon of the apple pie made our muddy hike up the hill validated. I would recommend purchasing a tub of vanilla bean or almond praline ice cream to accompany this pie. It's very crusty -- just the way my roommates and I like it!
If you're not in the mood to try this recipe in your kitchen (or if you can't bake to save your life), venture to Porto's Bakery in Glendale for their amazing apple strudel!
315 N. Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
Best luck baking,