Apple Pie for Two Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Apple Pie for Two can be shared with your sweetie. Don't forget to top it with vanilla ice cream!

While I am an admitted chocolaholic, when Valentine’s Day rolls around I tend to look in other directions for our dessert fix. Maybe it’s because we have chocolate so often the rest of the year that when it’s expected we veer away. 

Reverse dessert psychology.

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Truth be told, Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal in our house anyway. Although I love giving (and getting) gifts and flowers and everything else that typically goes along with the holiday, I prefer to mark the holiday more simply, and enjoy it with the whole family rather than just my husband.

We tend to head out on a picnic, work in the yard, and just enjoy each other. After all, what’s sweeter than receiving handmade Valentines from your children?

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With all this nontraditional celebrating I decided to head in the direction of pie for our dessert. Apple pie, to be exact.

What, you don’t think apple pie can be romantic? Well, when you make this sweet little pie for two, it is.

Apple pie is something I make often, whether it’s my favorite cheddar crumble apple pie or these sweet little apple pie bars. I’ve been wanting to make a pie for two for a long time, and what better time is there than Valentine’s Day?

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You don’t necessarily need special tools to make this deep dish apple pie. I have 10-ounce ramekins, which turn out to be the absolute perfect size!

You can also use a small baking pan, or divide the recipe and make two smaller pies in a mega-muffin tin.

Some apple pie recipes call for cooking the apples beforehand, but this recipe doesn’t. I like my apples to retain a little bit of crispness in the pie, but if you like them softer go ahead and cook them in a saucepan before filling the crust.

Just be sure to let it cool completely beforehand, otherwise you will melt the butter in the crust!

This pie is great served with a scoop of ice cream, some whipped cream, or just two forks or spoons and your sweetie. Happy Valentine’s Day to all you chocolate avoiders!

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Apple Pie for Two Recipe

      2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 8 tablespoons Butter, Cold and cut into chunks
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ice Water
  • 2 cups Apples, Peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch, Or instant clear gel
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • Sugar, For topping (optional)

Directions

  1. In a food processor pulse together flour, salt, and granulated sugar. Pulse in butter, creating both large and small crumbs (the small crumbs should resemble cornmeal). Pulse in ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture clumps together.
  2. Turn dough out onto plastic wrap. Pat together into a rectangle, then divide into thirds. Pat one third into a circle, and wrap in plastic. Combine the other thirds together, pat into a circle, and wrap in plastic. Place both circles in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. Meanwhile, put apples in a colander set over a large bowl. Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla over the apples and toss to coat. Let rest 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Remove larger disk of dough from the fridge. Sprinkle a work surface with flour and roll dough out to approximately 9 inches diameter. Place dough in a 10-ounce ramekin dish, fixing tears as needed and making sure the dough reaches the bottom edges of the dish. There will be excess dough hanging over. Place the ramekin in the fridge, and remove the smaller disk.
  6. Roll out smaller disk to approximately 5 inches diameter. Using a small cookie cutter, cut out a shape in the center or off-center. (Alternatively, you can just vent the dough with a knife once the pie is filled.) Save the cut-out.
  7. Working quickly, set the colander with apples in the sink, and whisk the clear jel or cornstarch into the juices that accumulated at the bottom of the bowl, leaving no lumps. Pour the apples into the bowl and toss with the thickened mixture.
  8. Remove the ramekin from the fridge and pour the apples into the prepared dough. Brush beaten egg along the top edge of the dough, then place top crust on. Pinch crusts together to seal, and remove any excess dough. Brush more egg on the top crust, and sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  9. Set ramekin on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, until crust is nicely browned and pie is bubbly. Let cool completely before serving.

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 pie
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 377
Calories 864

% Daily Value*
73%
Total Fat 47g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
12%
Sodium 294mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate 77g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 11g
21%
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

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Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.