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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pie*ography Thursday III


"Pie, pie, me oh my!" Who remembers the Pie Song sung by Andie MacDowell in the movie Michael? ;)

These portable pies were inspired by the lovely cookbook "The Homemade Pantry - 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making" by Alana Chernila. If you are interested in making more things from scratch, this book has a lot of good recipes.

I sell these yummy little pies at the Farmer's Market where people appreciate goodies that can be eaten without the use of utensils.



Toaster Tarts               **Click here to print this recipe**

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons cold water
Filling(s) of choice (I used homemade apple butter this time)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter. The mixture should look like large crumbs and begin to cling together in clumps. Sprinkle the apple cider vinegar and cold water over the dough and with your hands, mix it in until the dough holds together adding more water if necessary.
Divide dough in half. Roll one half of dough out to a 9 x 12 inch rectangle. Cut into six equal rectangles, 4 1/2 x 4 inches. Transfer to a baking sheet leaving at least two inches in between. Spoon at least a tablespoon of filling down the center of each rectangle. Roll out other half of dough and cut into six rectangles as above. Put the "tops" on and crimp all edges with a fork. Prick holes down the center of each tart. If desired, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
You could also drizzle with a powdered sugar icing when cool or simply dust with powdered sugar.


I really want to thank everyone for the tip about adding the apple cider vinegar, what a difference! You can see how incredibly flaky it makes the pastry!

Pie*ography isn't just a fun linky party, it is also a beautifully written and photographed book with
"42 Fabulous Recipes Inspired by 39 Extraordinary Women" by Jo Packham. I just had to have it and received my copy last week. What a treat!! Our hostess for Pie*ography Thursday, Anne Marie Klaske, did the food styling for the book and it is awesome, as is the stunning photography by Traci Thorson.


Linking up with Anne Marie for Pie*ography Thursday, as well as The Country Homemaker Hop, Rurality Blog Hop, Farmgirl Friday, and What I Am Eating.

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you just 'kill' me with your baked goods!

Patty Woodland said...

Oooh, they are so cute. I'll have to make them for the firemen!

Anne Marie said...

THESE are going to be a HIT here! I can't wait to try these as soon as Lent is over...maybe even an Easter morning treat!!!
thanks so much for doing this...and what a great blog you have
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie
(p.s. thanks for the compliment)

edenhills said...

That looks so good! I might have to try these while I'm on spring break!

thewovenspoke said...

Those look good! I wish our county wsn't so strict about home made food products and some one could sell stuff like that here. I wil;l make these at home for sure.

Julia C. said...

Oh, those do look amazing! I am going to have to try them, too!

Susan said...

Those are just amazing! And that flaky crust is to die for!! I would love to make them for the barn guys, but I don't think I could trust myself not to eat one...

MTWaggin said...

I wonder how those would turn out made with puff pastry or better yet phylo dough...hmmmmmmm I love those toaster pastries with the packet of icing - YUM!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

It's late at night and I am hungry and ready for breakfast. Those look sooooo good.

Michelle said...

These look yummy. I can't wait to make them . My husband is going to love these.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love this! I really have to make these.

Buttons said...

I am with Tex on this one I am drooling all over my keyboard:) B

Paula said...

Mmm, those look yummy. I have that book but never seem to get around to trying stuff. I've even got the rennet I need for mozzarella. I need to get my life better organized so I can do more 'fun' baking.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Best pie movie (and pie song) EVER. :) These look fantastic! Of course everything you make looks fantastic. Once again, I wish you lived closer. MUCH closer. :)

Farmgirl Susan said...

P.S. What else have you filled them with besides apple butter?

Candy C. said...

Farmgirl Susan,
I have used homemade jam and even finely chopped apples mixed with nuts and apple pie spices. The filling does need to be kind of thick though so that it doesn't try to run out and prevent the edges from sealing.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Ok, these look out of this world! I will have to try them sometime. I think my husband would love them. I still need to do a pie post to link up to that blog hop!

TASO said...

Wow, this looks like a keeper, and I haven't even tried it yet! Can't wait! Thanks.

Heather said...

Yup, must try these! If only all of my apple butter hadn't been eaten already! Will have to figure out another filling :-)

Kateri said...

Those look amazing! :) I'm not big on pie crust (I eat the filling and leave the crust) but I know my husband would love them.

Lisa Lynn said...

Hi Candy!
These look yummy! Saw your post on Farmgirl Friday :)I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-8.html

Sandy said...

Hand pies! My Mom used to make these in savory & sweet form. Love them :)

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

These look delish! My husband enjoys a poptart occasionally and I know my granddaughters will love them. I will definitely give these a whirl!