Caramel Apple Crisp…bites?

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Apple pie = my favourite kind of pie

Cinnamon = my favourite spice

Combining these two things in a nice two bite treat = best ever?

We (my mum and I) made these caramel apple crisp bites last week while we were looking for a baking project.

They were fairly simple: combine the graham crackers, powdered sugar and butter. We read the updated recipe notes and used less butter and even then, it was still pretty wet and there was A LOT leftover. Press the graham cracker mixture into a greased mini muffin or cupcake tin. Be sure to get the mixture along the bottom and sides so that it forms a mini pie crust. Bake for 5 minutes at 350F. When they’re done, increase the oven temperature to 375F to anticipate baking the apples.

In the meantime, chop the apples. We used a manual food processor that didn’t puree them, but made them small enough for our bites. In an ovenproof dish, combine the apples, flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake for at least 15 minutes at 375F. We added a couple of minutes in an effort to further reduce them. Then reduce the temperature to 350F for the last step of baking. They really could’ve made it easier with a consistent oven temperature.

Spoon about a teaspoon-full of the apple mix on to each of the graham cracker pie crusts (still in the muffin tin). Sprinkle some of the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the apple mixture and throw them back in the oven for a further 5 minutes at 350F.

Once cooled, she suggests using store-bought salted caramel to drizzle over the bites. Lucky for me, my mum had homemade salted caramel. If you’re so inclined you can find a recipe to make it yourself here.

I  didn’t love them at first. They were okay, but could have used some more spice. Like I said, I love cinnamon. However, they were definitely better on the second day, but certainly not my favourite. On the other hand, Kyle devoured them and wanted them included on the make-again-favourites list. So it’s a toss up, and for that reason they will be categorized under Just Okay and also Make Again.

 

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