Thursday, May 22, 2014

star spangled mini apple pies

with graduation coming and a party that i am helping to host for one of my besties, i almost forgot about memorial day coming up! 

so lickety split we better get a patriotic treat or craft before the holiday comes and goes right?

how about some good ole american apple pie.
and let's do it mini size.
i got the pie cutters at world market from the clearance rack with the box all ripped up in the back (that you can't see) but you can always use 
a regular 'ole star cutter for these too.
using this cutter just helps in the filling process. but i think if you don't have this cutter, you can cut out a star and then another one just slightly bigger so you can put them together and seal it yourself with your fingers.

anyhow, here's how this cutter works:
the cutters give you the option for the lattice detail like you see on the box in the first pic but i opted outta that. now that the pies are ready, let's decorate them.
use a dry brush to clean up the crazy sprinkle mess before popping them in the oven or they will turn into cooked sprinkle puddles.
 then bake according to pie package instructions. 
i baked these at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
and there you have it.
oh say can you see!
by the pie's early light.
what so proudly we hold,
at the mini pies so gleaming...
:>P





28 comments:

  1. ...Whose red sprinkles and blue stars make amazing first bite!
    Love this! Hugs, Holly

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    1. sing it Holly sing it! ...o'er the ovens we watched, were so gallantly baking! heehee
      giant THANK YOUs and HUGS back! :>D

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  2. How festive & simple. These look yummy, I love apple pie. Anything apple really. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I hope your having a great Thursday!

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    1. hiya Leslie! glad to have you over and making my Thursday happy! i just ordered up a dozen of these pies for you :)

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  3. I just love when I find something on clearance! Those little mini pies are cuter than cute!

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    1. clearance racks rule! they also empty my pocketbook cuz i never budget for them and end up buying too much stuff-lol! these were yummier than yummy too Kim! but i dunno, i had to eat 5 of them to decide that :>O just kidding?!? ;)

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  4. Mmmm....they just look so GOOD! It's cute to have them on a stick!

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    1. it's that darn trader joe's pie crust that is sooooo GOOD J! i can't eat any other easy ready made pie crust cuz of Joe-lol and sticks make it taste better-i have no idea why that is. come to think of it, even if you put a slab of ham on a stick it tastes better! lol :>D

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  5. Those are so darn cute!!
    I would love for you to share this at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com :) Have a great Memorial weekend!!

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    1. done and done Wendy! yay! thanks for the invite and for stopping by :)

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  6. Cute pie cutters?? Want! These look adorable!

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    1. they are cute cutters aren't they? hope you have a world market near you Lisa! thank you so much :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing @ my T.G.I.F. party. Have a great Memorial weekend!! :)

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    1. yes i guess you're right Jennifer :) fun summer stick treats!

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  9. These are too cute! The boys at my house would love them. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh hooray! i hope you get to make them Adreanna :>D

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  10. What cute little pies! They would make a great center piece at a party just by changing up the sprinkles to match the occasion! I do love World Market!

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    1. you're right Wendy! i've done that before where i wrap them up individually and make a centerpiece out it so it becomes dual purpose-favors and centerpiece :) thanks so much!!

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  11. These are adorbs! But it happened again! This didn't come to my inbox! When I tried to resubscribe, it told me I was already listed. It's not going to my 'spam'....it's just not coming! HELP!!!! From your BBFF who is missing your posts!!!!!!! Dona

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    1. OOOOOOHHHHH NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!! i have NO clue?!?! maybe if you subscribe thru bloglovin'? are you getting other blog emails you subscribe to or is it just mine? who is trying to break up our BBFF relationship?!?! this can't be happening Dona! :>O

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  12. Your mini pies are adorable! Love that star cutter. Our World Market closed a couple of years ago and I miss it!!!

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    1. oh no! that's too bad about your world market! but you can get the star cutter here if you want: http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-Pie-Pops-Press-Tools/dp/B007BQOKDO/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1401292220&sr=8-3-fkmr1&keywords=tovolo+star+pie+cutter
      thanks somuch for stopping by Artsy VaVa! :)

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  13. How festive, love you Mini pies.


    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. thank YOU again Kathy! happy you like them :)

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  14. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. thank you Jess! you're ALWAYS so sweet for stopping by from your link party :)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!