Apple Tree Christmas

One of the best parts of working with someone new is sharing ideas and traditions.  This year, my lovely co-teacher Jill introduced me to Apple Tree Christmas.  Such a sweet, Little House on the Prairie type of book.  In the story, they talk about a favorite apple tree and all the useful things they get from the tree.  After a winter snowstorm, the tree falls down, but their father makes them wonderful presents from the tree's branches. 
After reading the story, we all made mini apple pies.  So easy!  We used biscuits for the crust and apple pie filling.

Here's Jill's recipe:
Pat out 1 biscuit (the butter honey ones are the best).
Spoon some apple pie filling on 1/2 the biscuit.
Fold over and pinch tight.
Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
Bake on 400 for 8-10 minutes. 

Yum!  You can make big pies by using 2 biscuits - one on top and one on the bottom and fill with the apples.  Pinch tight around the edges before baking.  Jill and her 3 girls make these every Christmas morning.  Such a nice holiday tradition.

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