Sunday, 2 October 2011

Apple pie cupcakes

I have received bag of cooking apples yesterday. When I saw them, I immediately decided to bake apple pie cupcakes. For a pastry I used my family recipe. My mum used to bake apple pie according this recipe and it never turn bad. It is very easy to make one and there is no need for fancy equipment to make it. But first apples need to be done :)
Ingredients for 6 apple pie cupcakes - apples:
  • 1/2 kg cooking apples
  • 1/2 mug brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • handful of raisins
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
Peel of the apples, remove cores and dice the apples. Melt the butter on frying pan, then add diced apples, sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Cook this mixture on medium heat stirring occasionally. Remove form the heat when the apples turn soft, sugar melted and all mixture get a little bit juicy. Set aside.

Ingredients for pastry:
  • 300g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g soft butter or margarine
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • some icing sugar and cinnamon for dusting
Preheat the oven to 200C.  Get the large muffin tin ready with nest capacity 150ml. I used the silicone one which is very handy as it does not need to be greased.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead them until they turn into soft, sticky dough. Some people would put this dough into a fridge to chill it and then roll it, but I tear small pieces of if and simply stick them to the bottom and sides of baking tin, until they evenly covered. Fill 6 muffin tin nest with the dough, then put inside 2 tbsp of cooked apples inside and cover tops with remining dough. Bake for 20-25 min in the oven. Remove from the oven when cakes are slightly risen and golden on the top. Let them cool in baking tin as they mu crumble when removed to early. Dust with icing sugar and cinnamon mixture before serving. 


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