The other day I made a big batch of roasted applesauce that I enhanced with a generous splash/shot of Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Liquor. Liz remarked that the finished applesauce tasted so good she'd love to have it in a pie. Well, you know, when someone gives me an idea, and that idea incorporates PIE, apples and some booze, well, a gals gotta make this dessert wish come true!
You can use most any kind of applesauce, but a homemade variety, preferably one of the organic persuasion, would be better. I'd recommend making my version of the roasted applesauce sauced liberally with some brandy or rum, or you could look for Momma's Homemade Apple Pie Applesauce. That stuff is addictive!
This "recipe" is a simple, step by step version. I will admit, I did not make my own pie crust. I know, quelle horror! I just didn't have time nor the desire. Frankly, even I have to take a few Sandra Lee Semi-
Half Assed Home-made shortcuts. And even more honestly, some store bought crusts aren't that bad - they taste okay.
Mini Apple Pie with Roasted Applesauce
(or Mini Applesauce Hand-Pies) Ingredients and Equipment:
1 Sheet Ready-Made Pie Crust - chilled but pliable
2 Cups High Quality/Organic Applesauce
4-inch diameter Biscuit Cutter or Water Glass
1-inch diameter Biscuit Cutter or equivalent sized glass
Muffin Tin (not a deep or over-sized muffin tin)
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit