>Apple Cup Pie – inspired by Pushing Daisies


Here in Holland we have just started the first season of Pushing Daisies, a couple of weeks ago I saw the episode where Chuck made cup pies and thought: now, that’s a good idea. Then last week I stumbled upon this recipe at Cave Cibum and I knew I had to recreate it!!

Apple Cup Pies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
14 Tbsp (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, frozen and cut into small cubes
about 3 ounces Gruyere cheese, finely grated (I used Cheddar, because it was prized down)
1/2 cup (or more) very cold water

2 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp flour

1 egg, beaten
sugar for dusting

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Using the tips of your fingers, blend the butter into the flour until pea-size clumps begin to form. Add cheese and mix in. Add water and knead until the dough just pulls together (add a little extra water if there is a lot of extra flour in the bowl). Divide dough in half and pat each half into flattened disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least an hour, or up to 2 days.In a medium bowl, combine chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Mix to ensure that the apples are fully covered in the mixture.

Using a 12-cup cupcake pan, grease alternating cups (so that any overflow or overhang from the cup pies does not get in the way of other cup pies) – the outside cups in one row, the inner cup in the next row, etc.On a floured surface, roll out one of the dough disks until it is about 1/4-inch thick. Using a large cup or biscuit cutter (about 4 1/2 inch), cut 6 circles and fit into the greased cups. Make sure to push them in so they fit into the bottoms and sides of the cups. Fill each pie with apple mixture, heaped up over the top of the pan.

Roll out the second half of the dough and use a smaller cup or biscuit cutter (about 3 1/2 inch) to cut 6 circles. Top each pie with the smaller circles and press the edges together to seal. Brush the top of each pie with beaten egg and dust with sugar, then cut some small steam holes in the tops.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425°, then reduce the heat to 350° and bake an another 15 minutes, until the dough is golden and the filling begins to bubble out (in fact, if your cupcake pan doesn’t have edges, you may want to set a sheet pan underneath to catch any drippings).Serve warm with ice cream, or at room temperature any time (especially handy for adding to a lunch).

These were very yummie, although I might add some raisins to the filling next time. The cheese was very subtle, I could hardly taste it…

By the way, this was dinner I mentioned in my last post: Stewed beed with red cabbage, apple sauce and mashed potatoes

Posted in Fruit, Pies. 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “>Apple Cup Pie – inspired by Pushing Daisies”

  1. Rachel Says:

    >Oh my gosh those are SO cute! And I love Pushing Daisies!

  2. shittyknits Says:

    >Approximately how many cup pies did this recipe make?

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