More Pie IV: Pietism for All

Note: See previous posts, “More Pie I: Ecumenicalism” for introductory comments & part 1, “More Pie II: Gender”, & “More Pie III: Leadership”. This post is part 4 of a 4 part series.


“No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.” [Hebrews 12:11-14]


Just as Pietism and holiness lead to a sweeter life, so does pie!


Apple Pie Filo Bites

5 cups sliced peeled chopped tart apples (about 2 lbs)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 + 1/4 cups sugar

2/3 cup flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 + 1/3 cups water

3 boxes Filo shells [15 per box]


  1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice; set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add water; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add apples; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until the apples are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Open filo shells.
  5. Spoon filling [about 1 teaspoon each] into filo shells.
  6. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes on 350 degrees.



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