The perfect fall cake: a comforting classic made in miniature forms.
By Tamara Novacoviç
I have recently found a magazine issue dedicated to fall pies and tarts. This abundant season gifts us with most beautiful juicy fruit, meant to be transformed into the most delicious pie fillings. I drew the inspiration from the magazine and once again used our beautiful apples in this flavorful classic. With a tiny twist: apple pie reduced in size. Individual mini pies, so cute.
Apparently, recent trends originating from French pastry bakers dictate downsizing desserts into individual pies, tarts, even cakes. Now, I am not so crazy about the idea of mini birthday cakes, I am old-fashioned when it comes to having a big, birthday cake and cutting slices with knife. Also, traditional Croatian apple pie is a bit different than the American one and is made in large rectangular baking pans (and later cut into small rectangular or square pieces). However, I salute the idea of mini cupcakes, tarts and pies like this one, they are perfect for parties and they look cute.
I took a classic apple pie and turned it into small bite-sized pies, baked in muffin tins. I adapted the recipe from Zoom Yummy.
Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.