Is it strange of me to love grocery shopping? I love to cook and I'm always scouting for something new whenever I go to the grocery store. Right now, we're on somewhat of a budget so when it comes to shopping so, I can't be as adventurous as I'd like. But….I do sometimes pick myself up a little treat. If you've never tried Green & Blacks Organic chocolate, you are totally missing out. It is so good.
Shh…..Don't tell my husband. This is his favorite chocolate too.
Speaking of treats. After a fun day at the apple orchard on Sunday, I knew that I wanted to make an apple pie to kick off the fall season. Well, I didn't want to make just any old apple pie. I wanted to make individual ones. Kind of a copy cat of the McDonalds Apple Pies. Well, that didn't work out according to plan because I didn't chill my dough long enough and I forgot to flour the counter. And for some reason when I try to make individual anything. It come out looking nothing like they should. I was much more successful the second time around once I remembered to flour the counter. Either way, even if some of them turned out ugly, they sure tasted good.
Here's how you make them
2 Cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1 Tbsp ACV
1/2 cup milk
Combine flour and salt in a food processor. Add butter; pulse until crumbly. Sprinkle with ACV vinegar. Add Milk. Pulse until dough forms. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
4 medium to large sized apples, cut in small chunks
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients. Stir and set aside until ready to use.
Divide dough into two equal pieces. Roll out one piece of dough out into a large rectangle, 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 equal rectangles. On four of those rectangles add 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling. Top with remaining pastry; seal edges. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Serve warm or room temperature.
One word of warning though, these aren't going to last very long.