Wanting to serve up a summer dessert worthy of festive party style? Stick to tradition and make folded apple pies, but mix the idea up and serve them each with a bright pretty bow! The miniature fold-over pies made with the simple recipe below are a dessert that anyone can manage and when served up in summer party style they will make even the most humble of BBQ’s seem like an evening very well designed.

To make these miniature fold over apple pies I used a can of buttermilk biscuits, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple pie mix. If you’d like a more homemade recipe here is a good one. Roll out a single biscuit for each pie and top with the apple pie mixture, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold over each pie. Use a fork to secure the ends together and to give the pie a pretty edge. Top with a dash of cinnamon and bake according to the biscuit package time and temp.

To design the pies a la bow; Stick a small skewer in the center of each fold for the entire baking time. This allows for the hole to be baked into the biscuit so the crust will not crack. As soon as you pull the pies out, be sure to lift them off the pan quickly and wiggle the skewer a little. Be sure the hole has poked all the way through the crust (you need to do this while the pies are still hot). Let completely cool and tie up with your bow of choice!

PS. The title pie a la mode has a funny history. It was just made up and then it spread because of one demanding man (HA!).