Ice Cube Tray Apple Pie
Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you more of a chocolate lover? Or a pie lover? Personally, I prefer chocolate desserts over anything else (why even bother with fruit???), but when I saw this recipe on Facebook, I knew I had to try it. Not only because it looked yummy, but because my husband is a HUGE apple pie dessert fan. These ice cube tray apple pies were a must try for a new dessert challenge.
Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness – Jane Austen
I first saw this recipe video on Facebook over the Christmas holidays. A while later, my husband’s sister and husband were coming for dinner so I thought I would attempt to make them. The recipe seemed simple enough and I was up for the challenge. I also knew that if the recipe did not cooperate or was a bust, that good ol’ chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies would suffice.
Ice Cube Tray Apple Pies
- 2 apples peeled an diced
- 1 tsp cinnamon (I used nutmeg due to an allergy)
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1.5 tsp cornstarch
- 2 pie crusts (thawed)
- Egg wash
- Ice cube tray(s)
INSTRUCTIONS: Add the diced apples to a large bowl. One by one, add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir/mix well. Place a thawed pie shell over the ice cube tray and press knuckle into each cube to create a ‘pocket’ – shaping and pressing to ensure a nice size pocket for the mixture.
Drop spoonfuls of the apple mixture into each pocket. Lightly brush egg wash over pie crust edges. Place second pie crust over top. Use a rolling pin, roll top gently – but with pressure – against the ice cube tray. Trim overhanging pie crust pieces off and flip ice cube tray over (upside-down).
Lift ice cube tray off of pie shells and cut each cube individually – into mini apple pies. Place individual apple pies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and brush lightly with egg wash. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.
Bake approximately 25 minutes at 390 degrees F or until golden brown.
You can dip pies into a caramel dipping sauce or with a dairy free ice cream like Salted Caramel Cluster by So Delicious.
The pies ended up tasting delicious, however – it was one of those “This is what Pinterest Or Facebook depicts” and what “This is how it actually turned out” moments.
My ice cube tray apple pies were not all that pretty. They did not present themselves anywhere near the video I watched. But! As my brother-in-law stated – they were a perfect combination of hot and cold with the ice cream. The pies were delicious in their eyes.
Tip: Buy or make large pie crusts. I found I did not have enough dough to press into the cubes and create big enough pockets for the apple mixture. Also, spraying the ice cube tray prior to pressing the pie crust into it would have been helpful against any sticking or crust tearing.
All in all, they tasted delicious. They may have not been picture perfect, but in the eyes and taste buds of my family… they were indeed delightful.
Have you had any mishaps (delicious disasters) with recipes? Where what actually turned out was nothing like what Pinterest, YouTube or Facebook presented? If so, I’d love to see. Send your delicious disasters by clicking the link below. I’ve had plenty of delicous disasters – have you read a past blog of mine – Shipwreck Casserole? , so don’t be discouraged if you have had kitchen fails. It happens to everyone and it is what makes a great story to tell.