Aren’t these the cutest things!?
Our recipe has an introduction that tells us these were created as a bring-along for a potluck…I see them as an easy bring-along for a picnic too. Super easy to transport and eat…no utensils or plates necessary.
This is one of those recipes that has a base but you are able to change it around…any combination of fruit for the filling would work and while this recipe uses a galette dough, you could easily use your favorite pie crust dough as well.
I changed up the filling from the recipe and omitted the raisins and apricots and just went with my tried and true apple pie filling..why mess with it right? 🙂 I was also happy I got the “accident to be wished for” as the recipe states as my juice bubbled over into a caramel coating of drips. It also gives them a bit of character! 🙂
The one thing I did find a bit hard was the sizing of the dough. I measured for what the recipe called for, but if I was to make these again, I would increase the size of both the tops and bottoms, that way you would have more room for filling. As it was, the 3 inch bottoms didn’t seem really big and then the filling cooked down so some of them had gaps of air inside. I would rather have packed in the apple filling with extra space and used up the full muffin tin.
All in all, I would say these were a hit…especially with those of my tasters who love pie crust since there is such a big crust to filling ratio here…for me…the odd one… I would prefer a french apple topping but that would defeat the purpose of a “pielette” haha!