Mini Apple Pies In-A-Jar
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup each granulated sugar and brown sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced apples
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- lightly beaten egg
- turbinado sugar
Mini Apple Pies:
Heat oven to 350° and set out 8 wide-mouth 8 oz jars. Cut out eight 6-inch circles and eight small circles (using jar lid as guide) from 2 boxes refrigerated pie crusts. Press into bottom, up side and over the lip of jars.
In saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and cook, whisking continuously, until golden brown, 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and bring to simmer. Remove from heat and pour over apples and, if desired, cranberries. Toss to coat. Spoon into jars.
Cut small dough circles into strips; weave into lattice and crimp edges. Brush with egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place jars 2 inches apart on large baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45 to 55 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool.