Friday, July 1, 2011

All American Apple Bites

There is nothing that says Celebrate America more than Apple Pie. We will be on the dock at the lake with a picnic basket watching the fire works on the evening of the 4th of July. I like to  pack as many finger foods as possible. One of the foods that will be going in the basket this year will be my All American Apple Bites.

Let's Celebrate!

 Begin With Sliced Granny Smith Apples

Add Seasons

Fill The Cups and Bake

All American Apple Bites
Miz Helen's Kitchen
5 cups Granny Smith Apples Sliced Thin peeling on
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar 
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon Corn Starch
1 tablespoon milk
A pinch of butter for each bite
 In a medium pan mix the sliced apples with the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. Add the sugar's, cinnamon and allspice. Heat to boiling and boil for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until apples begin to wilt and sugars are thick like syrup. Mix the cornstarch with 1/2 cup water and add it to the boiling mixture, stirring constantly until mixture is thicken. Take off heat and let cool to room temperature.
Using your favorite pie crust, cut circles that will fit your mini muffin tin. Place the dough circle in the muffin tin and push down to form a little cup. Place 1 tablespoon of the cooled apple mixture into the little dough cup and top it with a pinch butter and then a small dough circle. Brush the tops and sides with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until your crust begins to brown.

Now its time to sit down and give these All American Apple Bites a taste and of course they will be better with a big bowl of Blue Bell, I just can't help it, sometimes I just have to have a treat!
Now you really didn't think that I would forget to get you a bowl, of course I  have one for you!

You came by just at the right time today to enjoy this special treat with me and I sure am glad you did. I sure hope that you have a safe and wonderful week end and hope to see you at Full Plate Thursday!
Peace and Joy


  1. Those are really cute and I imagine I could doctor up apple pie filling in a pinch. Johnny Appleseed would be proud of Independence Day.

  2. These look delicious! I needed a cute desert for the holiday and I'll be making these. Thanks so much for posting this.

    Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  3. Those look fabulous and very cute, Miz Helen! Mmmm, mmmm, good! I must try these soon. Happy 4th of July!

  4. I love apples pies look so cute, Happy 4th of July! gloria

  5. What a fabulous recipe! Im loving all the festive ideas that Im finding! have a wonderful fourth and enjoy these little pies!

  6. Hi Miz Helen, Filling looks
    absolutely mouth-watering...I'm drooling over this cute baby apple pies. Wonderful idea :)

    Have a great day,


  7. This looks awesome! Two of the four of my family members are allergic to apples, so a whole apple pie is too much. But this looks like my solution! I can cut the recipe down so I still get to enjoy some. Thanks, Miz Helen!

  8. These are so cute! I know they're delicious too. I doubt I'll try them until cooler weather ~ just so hot to have the oven on. :-( Thanks so much for sharing! My family loves apple pie.

    Have a safe & happy 4th! Stay cool ~

  9. These look wonderful. I can't wait to make these later this week. Thanks for commenting on my blog and for becoming a follower. Have a Happy 4th!

  10. Happy 4th.. yummy looking tarts

  11. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday. Usually I have a theme every week, but this week I want to see what everyone is making for the 4th. I would love if you linked up your delicious and patriotic sweetness!

  12. Miz Helen, these look adorable! Perfect for 4th of July. Also, not sure if you know but I closed my blog Cocina Diary and opened at new one. Come and visit when you get a chance :)

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

  13. I love mini apple pies - and your decorative flags are great!

  14. These aren't muffins but are too cute and look too delicious for my not to ask you to link your recipe up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Our readers will love it! Thanks!

  15. Thanks so much for linking your yummy recipe up at Muffin Monday! Have a great week Miz Helen!

  16. Those little apple bites are so cute and fun. What a great little treat :)

  17. What a great idea! These are so cute!
    So glad you linked up to Made it on Monday!

  18. I was hoping you would stop by with these today!
    Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, enjoy your weekend and see you next time!

  19. Just a perfect sized sweet treat! Why didn't I ever think of doing them like this??? I've bought the little apple & cherry pies from Sam's club...featured Chudlieghs here:

    I think I'll make my own with your recipe next time! Thanks for sharing it.


  20. These look absolutely delicious! I love any dessert that is part of the apple pie family. These are so cute. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  21. Congrats! You were featured on my blog as one of the top 6 of my linky party! Be sure to come back this next linky party that starts today, where the theme is CARAMEL! Link up any and every recipe involving Caramel! Hope to see you there!

  22. I love that little apple pie boat stranded on a mountain of ice cream...looks so tasty!! Thanks so much for sharing this Miz Helen =)

  23. Thanks for linking up, Miz Helen. Your apple bites look delicious.

    A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  24. What delicious treats, Miz Helen! I love apple pie, and these mini versions are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing them with The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop and with Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home. I hope you have a lovely week!

  25. Hi, I wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday last week. I would love it if came back tomorrow and shared more of your recipes with me.
    I hope to see you there!


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