Happy beginnings of the holiday season! It is also the season for pie-baking, one of my favorite things to do. Personally, there are times when I want to bake an entire pie and either share it with some friends or devour most of it myself. There are other times, however, I just want to have one slice and then be rid of any further temptation to go back for seconds…or thirds. Enter the “apple pie for one.” Lately, I am beyond obsessed with all things miniature. Aside from these apple pies being downright adorable, they are the perfect size for a decadent one-time session….
One of my favorite dessert spots in town, D Bar Desserts, specializes in baking chocolate chip cookies to order. They are hot, fresh, delicious, and made especially for you. They simply keep cookie dough at the ready. I have been doing the same thing with pie dough, thanks to their inspirational idea. I’ll make a batch of dough, divide it into small portions, and either refrigerate or freeze the rest. I can quickly toss together an apple pie, a peach hand pie, or even a mini breakfast quiche at any time! So convenient.