Recently, I shared a super easy and friggen delicious recipe for chocolate-chip mini cheesecakes. These were devoured in our house before you could blink, and I wanted to share another recipe I came up with for the Pillsbury gluten free pastry dough! Seriously, I am in love with this line.
I originally came up with this recipe one evening when trying to figure out what to make for the college girls I have over to my house weekly for Bible study. One of the girls is guten-free and since moving into her college dorm, she has struggled with the lack of delicious options available to her. Boy, do I know how that goes.
Remember to purchase the Pillsbury gluten free pastry dough for this recipe. At only $4.99, its the best option for DELICIOUS baked yummy goodness. I loved it long before having this opportunity :) When I first heard about Pillsbury coming out with these options, I was seriously thrilled. Kind of teary, I’ll be honest. Because when you haven’t had a GOOD pie or cookie in a long time…it makes you cry a little. I mean, y’all, I haven’t had a hot buttery slice of french bread in almost three years. :/
Its rough for sure, but when things like this come out, it makes the gluten free world a bit brighter. And with my #simplify word of the year, I am out to find what works and get rid of the rest. And to further simplify, this recipe is only five ingredients!
- 5-6 small green apples, cored, peeled, and chopped
- 3/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 T gluten free all purpose flour
- 5 T unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tub Pillsbury Gluten Free Pastry Dough
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. And then right quick, take a small mixing bowl and combine the brown sugar, flour, and butter. Set aside [yes, its going to get crumblier as it sits but it will still be pretty creamy]. Then take the green apples and peel & core them. After that, chop them up into little pieces. Place those in another mixing bowl and set aside.
Take the dough and using your fingers, press the dough into each cup. Just the same as pressing pie dough into a pie pan, make sure it isn’t too thick and not too thin :)
Now, you’re going to add the apples in. Just level to the top of the cup is fine. You don’t want it overflowing because the sugar topping will melt everywhere if it has no where to go!
Then add a scoop of the sugar mix to the top of each pie. This is going to melt into the pie and be just divine. Just make sure to not do too much. I’d say using a large spoon, a good scoop is okay. You can see in the picture.
Then bake. Because these are minis, you aren’t going to follow the time on the Pillsbury container. Only bake for 15 minutes or until edges of the crusts begin to golden. Once they’re ready, let them sit for a couple minutes to stop bubbling. Then, they should pop right our of your tin.
When you cut into them, the inside will melt everywhere and holy goodness its amazing. :) Good with some vanilla ice cream, maybe? :)
Thank you to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post! I really am excited that I got to work with a brand and product that is something I believe in and truly love. All opinions and statements are mine. Go to Pillsbury’s website for more info on their new gluten free products and visit their Pinterest board for more fun recipes!