Delicious twists on Pie!
I seriously love pies. I mean, most cakes I can take or leave. But pie. C’mon. Pie. This is a dessert classic creation for good reason. So on March 14 every year, we eat only pie for dinner. We must have family traditions, after all.
There are so many great creative twists on pies out there, so I am sharing a few of them that I have grown to love over the years.
My son made my these apple pie roses last year on my birthday, and I seriously love them. You just roll apple slices and puff pastry up onto round shapes and bake. They look stunning on a platter and yet are so, so easy. (The Recipe is at the end of this post!)
Nest up: a twist on Sr-trawberry Cream Pie: Mango Cream Pie. If you’re a fan of fresh fruit in Cream Pies, you are going to love, love, LOVE this Mango version – sweet exotic mangoes with a sweet cream layer and then pie crust. So, so delicious. Mango Cream Pie is a regular Kelly Family Favorite.
I make my kids favorite dinner and dessert when they are at home – and my daughter Kate loves key lime pie. This is one of the easiest pies you will ever make – and turns out perfect every single time. HIGHLY recommend.
And now for the Apple Pie Roses you’ve been waiting for!
Apple Pie Roses
2 apples ( I used Fuji)
1 box frozen puff pastry, thawed
A little spray oilCore the apples and slice them into very thin slices, about 1/8th inch. Place them in a glass bowl and cover with water and add nice of 1 lemon. Microwave for 90 seconds, or until water is very hot.
Roll out one sheet of puff pastry dough to thin it out. Sprinkle with a little flour. Cut into strips across the shortest side that are 1 1/2 inches wide.
Lay the apple slices slightly overlapping each other at the top of the strip. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Fold the strip up to cover 1/2 of the apple slices.
Roll the strip up and then place in a sprayed muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, until dough is cooked through.
Two of my favorite creative genius bakers make the most delicious pies on the web: