Cooking with Kari: Apple Pie Bites

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I wanted to make apple pie one day but changed my mind and went with apple pie bites instead. They are pretty easy to make especially if you know how to make apple pie (because it’s the same thing). These are 3 Points Plus value a piece and this particular recipe makes 24 apple pie bites.


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  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh unpeeled Gala apples
  • 1 1/4 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  • 2 Ready to Bake Pie crusts
  • 1 egg white

Preheat oven to 425*. Slice your choice of apples in to 1/4 in pieces. I use an apple slicer and then peel the skin off because I do like to keep some skin on the apples. In a large bowl gently mix filling ingredients.PicMonkey CollageUse a rolling pin to make the pie crusts about an 1/8 in thick. Take a biscuit cutter (or a glass like I used) and make you mini pie crusts. Place a small spoon full of the filling on the mini pie crusts- make sure to just place it on half of the crust because you will need to pull half of the crust over and pinch with a fork.

PicMonkey Collage1Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!

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What I Love Wednesday

This week really is starting to feel like fall to me- sweaters, boots, and pumpkin coffee have taken over my life. Hopefully I’ll get some apple picking in this weekend! Here are some things I’m loving more than pumpkin flavored everything.

#AsGoodAsGold BaubleBar campaign.

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via Megan Runser

If you know me you know I LOVE BaubleBar- a frequent shopper and wearer (is that a word?) of their jewelry. BaubleBar recently kicked off the #AsGoodAsGold campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Inspired by Megan Runser, the latest Guest Bartender, they are eager to spread awareness amongst the BaubleBar community. 100% Net Proceeds of Megan’s collection will be going to the LLS.  I recently made a donation and you can too through this page, you can read more about Megan’s story here on her personal site. For every unique entry on Instagram using #asgoodasgold, BaubleBar will donate an additional $1 to the LLS! Get to hashtagging!

You & Downtown Cleveland

There is no hiding it- I LOVE Cleveland. It is truly a hidden gem. And I love this video The Downtown Cleveland Alliance made. The Downtown Cleveland Alliance is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a dynamic downtown. They want to make Downtown Cleveland a compelling place to live, work and play (which I already believe it is…now to only find a job there).  The Downtown Cleveland Alliance works with Downtown stakeholders to increase the quality of life in NEO’s urban core by implementing diverse initiatives, economic development assistance, marketing & special events, advocacy and strategic projects.

I hope you consider visiting or if you’re local rediscovering the city!