Well, folks this is it. Our last post of 2016. I cannot even wrap my brain around the fact that it’s the end of the year. As much as I hate this phrase, I’m going to say it anyway- Where, oh where does the time go?
2016 was crazy. Lindsay and I started this blog that we absolutely love, we graduated from college, binge watched Gilmore Girls, Fuller House, Orange is The New Black, and everything else on Netflix, I started a new job, Lindsay got her first traffic ticket, and the list goes on and on.
To say farewell to this year we decided to make mini heart apple pies. After a solid month of eating literally all the food, we thought mini pies were the perfect thing to bake. They are small, so you can contain yourself. Or don’t. Eat them all at once if you want. Resolutions don’t start for a few days. Or, maybe your new years resolution is to eat more pie in your life. In that case, start early. Honestly, we are just here to help.
These pies are perfect because they don’t require a fork. Or a plate. Or hours of self-loathing because you feel bad that you just ate an entire quarter of a pie. And also, the undeniable fact that they are just really darn cute, and small, and adorable. Make them and eat them plain, OR put them in a bowl of vanilla ice cream! These are also perfect for all the leftover scraps of dough you have after you make a pie! You know. All those annoying bits and pieces you don’t have a use for, but also don’t want to just throw away? Yeah. Those scraps.
We just used pre-made pie dough from the store, but you could make your own if you really wanted to. We just like the pre-made stuff because it’s quicker and tastes just as good. All you have to do is roll it out of the package and start cutting out your shapes. We used heart cutouts, but you can use any shape you want, just make sure it is big enough in diameter to put filling in. We used about a teaspoon of filling in ours.
You could also fill these suckers with anything you wanted, really. Apple pie, cherry pie, Nutella, whatever your heart’s desire. Our hearts desire apples, so that’s what we used.
We hope that you have a fantastic New Year filled with lots of confetti that you hopefully won’t be responsible for cleaning up after. (We still have confetti stuck to the ceiling from New Year’s 2005).