The apples nearly dissolve; they are like apple jelly or gooey filling. The little pies are simple and warm; they are so easy and delicious.
Here are the specific instructions:
Small lump of pie dough, well-chilled
1/4 small, sweet apple
1/2 tablespoon butter
Freshly ground cinnamon
Heat the oven to 425°F. Roll out the pie dough and cut into small rounds or other shapes with biscuit or cookie cutters. Core the apple quarter and shave into very thin slices with a mandoline or chef's knife. Top each pie dough round with several slices of apple, overlapping slightly. Shave a tiny thumbnail of butter off and top each pie round with a bit of butter, a sprinkle of brown sugar and a dusting of cinnamon.
Bake at 425°F for about 15 minutes, or until apples are slightly reduced and pastry is firm and golden.
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(Images: Faith Durand)