Jumbo Muffin Tin Apple Pies are twice as nice as minis! Fresh, crisp apples are coated with dulce de leche then baked in a jumbo muffin tin to yield petit pies that are perfect for fall. Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to the buttery, flaky crust and you’ll take this all-American dessert to the next level.
What’s the one, life-defining thing that links Adam and Eve, Snow White and Steve Jobs? Of course it’s their correlation with that shiny, red fruit from fall’s harvest crop: the apple.
Apples are my favorite fruit, not only because they make that crunchy sound effect when your teeth bite through the skin, but because they’re at the core of three significant happenings in history.
As can be seen from the first book in the Bible to the first animated movie by Disney Studios to the first Macintosh computer, religion, entertainment and modern technology have been shaped by the round apple. The forbidden fruit is the most influential fruit of all time and it’s due to a serpent in the Garden of Eden, a Wicked Queen in the Enchanted forest and an iOS inventor in Silicon Valley.
Then again, apples are cool for a bunch of other reasons, too. They are the only food you can coat with corn syrup and red food coloring and still call healthy. Not to mention, apples are the key ingredient in all that hard cider you drank in your college house party days. Also, let us not forget, the daily apple’s ability to keep the doctor away.
Or, to repeat my favorite saying, an apple a day will keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough.
Be that as it may, the only place I’m throwing apples today is into dulce de leche apple pies. Honestly, what could be better than warm, cinnamony apples coated in a gooey caramel sauce that’s tucked into a flaky, homemade pie crust?
Absolutely nothing, that’s what.
Since good things come in small packages, I’m foregoing the standard 9 inch pie and making dulce de leche apple pies in jumbo muffin cups instead. By and large, jumbo muffin pies are right smack in between an individual pie baked in a 5 inch plate and a mini pie baked in a muffin tin.
Not too big nor too small, these petit pies are just the right size to make apple lovers rejoice. Jumbo muffin tin pies are perfectly proportioned for your next sweet craving, baby shower as well as your holiday dessert display.
Regardless of the occasion, make an extra delicious impression by serving these small pies with a big fat scoop of homemade ice cream.