Brazi Bites Apple Pie Minis

PREP TIME  20 MIN  TOTAL TIME  40 MIN  SERVES  6

Apple Pie & Cheddar Cheese were made for each other and you can have both in one bite with these Brazi Bites Apple Pie Minis 😃🧀🍎. They’re sweet with a hint of cheesy goodness and the individual size is perfect for a dessert table at any holiday gathering. With Brazi Bites as the pie crust, there’s no making or rolling dough, and they’re gluten free!

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INGREDIENTS


Apple Pie Minis

• 1  11.5 oz bag Cheddar & Parmesan Brazi Bites, thawed
• 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and diced (we used granny smith and honey crisp)
• Thinly sliced apples for garnish (we used the same granny smith and honey crisp)
• 2 T unsalted butter
• 2 T brown sugar
• 2 t granulated sugar
• 2 T lemon juice
• 1 t cinnamon
• 1 t ground ginger
• Pinch of ground nutmeg
• Pinch of kosher salt
• Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup sugar plus 1 T ground cinnamon combined)
• Vegetable oil

Caramel Sauce

• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup water
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 2 T unsalted butter
• Pinch of kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400° F
STEP 1
In a medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar and cook for 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
STEP 2
Add diced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Lower heat and cook until apples are tender and sauce is reduced. Set aside to cool while you prepare the Brazi Bites.
STEP 3
With lightly oiled hands, knead together 2 Brazi Bites into a ball, and place on an oiled cookie sheet. Press down in the middle to create a small “pie” shaped shell. Continue until desired amount of pies are formed.
STEP 4
Place 1 teaspoon of the apple filling in each pie and top with 2 apple slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and place in oven.
STEP 5
Cook for 20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through cooking. Remove and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve warm.

 

CARAMEL SAUCE
STEP 1
In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water and cook without stirring over medium heat until the sugar mixture becomes amber colored.
STEP 2
In a small saucepan heat cream until warmed. Slowly add to the sugar mixture, whisking to combine and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and salt. Drizzle over Brazi Bites Apple Pie Minis.

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