Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple pielettes

Apple pielettes from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe had me thinking over and over “Why didn’t I think of that myself?” Basically it’s apple pie, minified. You know, that thing I do all the time with Dorie (and other) desserts because a 2-person household can only eat so many desserts, right?

These “pielettes” apart from having the cutest name ever, are the most adorable looking little things and I found them *just enough* for dessert. Minifying things or making them individual-sized makes it easy to practice portion control. I mean, you might go for that extra sliver of an apple pie but you wouldn’t just go and take another pielette, would you? You would? Oh, ok then…

Apple pielettes for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe recipe ie pretty easy – Dorie’s “Good For Almost Everything Pie Dough” filled with apples and other goodies (apple sauce, apple jelly, dried fruits…) – I used some apple butter instead of the sauce and jelly that I had made a couple of weeks previously and it was perfect. Now that I have my new rolling pin that helps me roll the dough out to an even thickness (buy one for yourself on Amazon US or Amazon Canada), the dough was simple to work with and came out perfectly.

I may not have chilled my dough cups enough before I filled them as they shrunk slightly in the oven (you can see in the pictures the tops aren’t quite big enough…) but that’s a lesson for next time. I will absolutely be making these again as, even though they are a bit more fiddly than one large pie, there’s nothing more adorable than a platter full of these. And, hey, t’is the season!

Dorie Greenspan apple pielettes on eatlivetravelwrite.comGet the recipe for Apple Pielettes here on pages 123 of Baking Chez Moi.

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16 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple pielettes

  1. Nicole October 27, 2015 at 06:36 #

    Yours look great as usual. I agree that they are the perfect dessert size. One is just barely enough… enough to have a 2nd. If I had a slice of pie that would be it.

  2. Mr. Neil October 27, 2015 at 07:06 #

    These were delightful. And as the days get chilly, had me thinking of mincemeat pies…

    A good point re portion control, as I am SURE I would eat more given a honking big pie to look at and carve up. 🙂

  3. shirley: flourishen test kitchen October 27, 2015 at 08:25 #

    Portion control is a good time, as you pointed out. These minified pies are cute beyond words.

  4. shirley: flourishen test kitchen October 27, 2015 at 08:26 #

    Portion control is a good thing, as you pointed out. These minified pies are cute beyond words.

  5. Ryan October 27, 2015 at 11:35 #

    Great photos! Small tops, or not, your pielettes look delicious!

  6. Summer October 27, 2015 at 16:45 #

    Your pielettes look delicious and somehow very happy with their jammy smiles. 🙂 very nice photo too.

  7. steph (whisk/spoon) October 27, 2015 at 17:36 #

    cuties! i could definitely have a couple of these. I also always minify for the two of us…love that the recipe was all worked out for me here!

  8. Zosia October 27, 2015 at 19:32 #

    Homemade apple butter sounds like a delicious addition to the filling.

  9. Nana October 27, 2015 at 20:32 #

    They look scrumptious, and I love all those photos.

  10. Geoff October 27, 2015 at 21:17 #

    Oh yeah… they look great. I can smell ’em.

  11. Teresa October 27, 2015 at 22:11 #

    These were wonderful and I am also surprised you hadn’t thought of this yourself – minification is your specialty! Yours turned out perfectly. I think a looser seal just means more caramelized filling.

  12. Cakelaw October 28, 2015 at 00:46 #

    I agree – these are absolutely adorable and the perfect size.

  13. Coco in the Kitchen October 28, 2015 at 12:45 #

    As adorable as their name…

  14. Tricia S. October 29, 2015 at 21:04 #

    1. same exact thought of “why didn’t I think of this”
    2. minified = Mardi. I SO thought of you as I was making these LOL !!!

    Great recipe and great results, another fun BCM adventure ~

  15. Diane Zwang October 31, 2015 at 15:38 #

    Agree with all your thoughts on these cute little pies. I want to try these again and solve my moisture issue.

  16. Margaret November 4, 2015 at 12:31 #

    Only two here, too. So these mini’s were perfect. Some eaten. Some frozen – probably not for long. Perfect dessert!

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