One of my goals for 2014 was to put together our wedding video. At the absolute last hour (16 last hours, actually!) I started (learning) and finished. It's a little rough but I'm ridiculously proud of it. Goal: REACHED.
My coworkers tasked me with bringing dessert for a boss's day and birthday celebration for the office. I initially was going to make something really healthy - but delicious - so that I could also enjoy the dessert but then I realized that as much as I adore these folks - they don't really give a damn about whether or not their dessert is paleo/clean/remotely healthy. SO, I found a pin for mini apple pies that I'd pinned THREE YEARS ago and decided it was time to give it a shot. I also remembered seeing a great idea for a pie crust: rolled-out cinnamon rolls. I combined the two ideas and here we go:
FILLING: 5 small-ish apples - peeled, cored, and diced. 1 cup sugar 11 tbsp ap flour 2-3ish tbsp of cinnamon (this is a preferential thing since the crust IS cinnamon.) 1/4 tsp nutmeg 4 tbsp chilled butter, cut into 20 squares.
Mix all that shit together in a bowl.
Set it aside while you realize how frustrating rolling out/flattening cinnamon rolls is.
Preheat the oven to 350.
I know we didn't use the butter yet, just wait.
PIE CRUST: 2 cans cinnamon rolls to make 20 lil pies
Grease a muffin tin or be lucky and have a silicon muffin mold.
Open one can of dough at a time, unless you can cook all 20 at once - room temperature dough is a bitch to work with.
Cut each cinnamon roll in half - lengthwise - so you have two really thin cinnamon rolls.
Press each "slice" into your muffin tin.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Pull out the dough - and using a TBSP measurer - kind of smash the dough back down into a cup shape and then fill each cup with about a tbsp of the apple mix.
Top the mix with a square of butter and put them back into the oven for 20 minutes - or until golden brown. *I can't remember if I baked them for a total of 20 or 25 minutes; sorry!
After they've cooled a bit, feel free to use a dollop of the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls to top them off - they won't "need" it but why waste it, right?
I got dressed some more times - and eventually will start taking more appropriately composed photos - and went to work like this: Ah, class class class! You could be wearing a suit of mud and set of pearls would make that shit so classy. I've had this skirt for a while and every season threaten to toss it but I'm glad I haven't - it's a wonderfully constructed piece that looks equally awesome with pumps or boots. This was/is the first time I paired it with this top - another awesome transitional piece that I grabbed last summer at Chico's in Tanger Outlets.