This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated. However, all opinions are 100% mine. This post contains affiliate links and/or images. There is an expectation in my house so thick, you could cut it with a knife! My family is so excited for Thanksgiving! I love to cook, so it is a joy to make a special meal for them. My guys don’t like turkey, so Caitlin and I have a small breast. The boys get a meatloaf. One thing we all agree on is how much we love dessert! It is only second to the mashed potatoes Caitlin makes that are out of this world!
It’s pie season and what’s more fun than baking your own pie? Eating a pie you baked yourself! But you might be thinking that a whole pie of one flavor is too much. The baking experts at Chicago Metallic understand completely. They’ve brought out two amazing solutions to the problem.
Instead of making one big pie how about making a few smaller ones? This way you can make several different kinds of pies that are the perfect size for dessert. Their Mini Pie Set comes with a cut and press tool to make pie construction easy as…well, pie. The durable pan has a non-stick and easy release coating. And it’s dishwasher safe.
If you still want that slice of pie experience try the Split Decision Pie Pan. With it, you can make two half pies in one tin. Or you can remove the divider to make a whole pie. It’s made from heavy-weight aluminized steel which helps with heat conduction.
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It also has a non-stick, easy release coating on it so you won’t have to struggle to get your pie out. These genius pans make pie season easier and more flavorful than ever. The possibilities are endless.
Here is what you will need for your Mini Sea Salt Caramel Apple Pies:
1 tbsp. butter
1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored and finely diced
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. water
1/2 cup caramel chips, divided
1 tsp. sea salt
1 refrigerated or homemade pie crust
In a small bowl, combine apples, sugars, lemon juice and cinnamon.
Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add apple mixture and cook 3-5 mins,, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add to apple mixture. Cook 2-3 mins. or until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Stir in sea salt and 1/4 cup of caramel chips and set aside.
Roll out pie crust on floured surface. Dip round cookie cutter in flour and cut out 12 crusts. Place into each section of your mini pie pan. Roll remaining dough and make a lattice or other top for pies. Set aside.
Fill each area of mini pie pan with 1 rounded tablespoon of filling. Top with lattice or other top. Gently press edges together.
Bake 10 mins. Reduce oven to 325 and continue to cook for 8-10 mins. or until crusts are golden brown.
Remove from oven and place on cooling rack for 5-8 mins. Remove pies.
In a small microwave container, melt remaining caramel chips. Drizzle over pies if desired. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
What is your favorite holiday pie that everyone loves? I would love to know! Please share below!
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