Apple Pie for Two {small batch baking}

Apple Pie for Two {small batch baking} | In Jennie's Kitchen

Last week I wrote about making apple pie for a crowd. This works great when I’m bringing in treats to school, know the neighbors are around to share, and for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. Baking for just myself and the girls takes a different approach, and that’s where my small batch baking instincts kick in, hence this little tart. An apple pie just enough for two people, three if you’re in a sharing mood, anything more, and well, good luck with that.

This Apple Pie for 2 is a scaled down recipe of that Apple Crumb Slab Pie, sans the crumb topping. Don’t let that stop you, though. It’s your pie, so feel free to add some crumb topping to it if you want.

Again, I embraced cinnamon in this filling. My kiddos are divided about this. Well, if I’m being honest, Virginia is vehemently against it. It’s my fault, and an example of how we pass our food preferences onto them, sometimes unknowingly. After years of making apple pie sans cinnamon, the taste of it now in apple pie seems unnatural to her. You can absolutely use the brown butter technique from this recipe, and skip the cinnamon if you prefer.

Apple Pie for Two {small batch baking} | In Jennie's Kitchen

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Apple Pie for Two {small batch baking} | In Jennie's Kitchen

Apple Pie for Two {small batch baking}

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large apple, peeled & sliced ⅛-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons (37 grams) granulated natural cane sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (from ½ small lemon)
  • Few dashes of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons (20 grams) flour
  • 1 single Perfect Pie Crust (half of this recipe)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with a splash of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220 ºC).
  2. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the apple slices and sugar. Cook, stirring a few times, until the sugar has melted, and apples begin to caramelize slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the flour, and cook until the mixture has thickened, about 1 minute more.
  6. Roll the piecrusts, on a lightly floured counter, out into an 11-inch (28-cm) circle. Drape the dough over a 6-inch (15-cm) round tart pan. Gently press the dough into the bottom, and up the sides. Trim the edges of the dough (there will be a lot left over).
  7. Re-roll the scraps on a lightly floured counter, if necessary, to ⅛-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to press out desired shapes. Arrange over the top in desired pattern.
  8. Brush the crust with the egg wash. Sprinkle a bit of sugar on top.
  9. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Bake 25 minutes more, until filling is bubbling, and crust is golden. Let cool completely before cutting & serving.

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