Mini Apple Pies are easy to make fall dessert, and they are as delicious as they are adorable! Although these are small, they have really big apple pie flavor. This classic fall dessert made in bite-sized version will be a huge hit on your next party and the perfect addition to any holiday dessert spread.

If you like to try more twists on traditional apple pie, check my Apple Pie Cookies and Copycat Mc Donald’s Apple Pie, too.

Apple Pie Cups

Have you ever tried to make a pie in a muffin tin?! Transforming regular pie into a bite-sized treats is so fun.

These Mini Apple Pies has all there is to love about classic pie, but cups are perfect for parties, and look adorable on holiday table, too. Also, they are easy to transport, easy to serve, and even easier to eat. They’re perfectly portioned and this simple dessert you can just pick up and enjoy.

A small piece of mini apple pie .

Apple Pie Cups are so easy to make using store-bought pie crust and simple homemade apple pie filling. In short, the perfect mini dessert for fall!

You can serve them bubbling and warm straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel on top, or enjoy cooled. However, they are delicious either way!

An eager slice of mini apple pie.

How To Make Mini Apple Pies

NOTICE!!! This recipe is called mini, because these are apple pie cups, but they are baked in regular muffin pan, not in a mini muffin pan.

To make everything easier, use store-bought pie crust. You can make homemade pie crust, but whit recipes like this one, I like to take the shortcuts and use store-bought pie crust.

Preheat the oven to 425℉. Lightly spray standard 12-counts muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Apple filling is just a simple mixture of chopped apples, sugar, light brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, and a dash of nutmeg. Combine chopped apples with remaining ingredients and stir together until the apples are evenly coated and set aside.

Unroll the pie crusts, and using a 4-inch round cutter cut out 12 circles. Press each circle into the cavities of the muffin pan and lightly brush the bottom of each pie crust with the prepared egg wash.

Mini Apple Pies (step1)

Divide the apple pie filling between all of the cavities in the muffin pan.

You can make a lattice top, weave it, or just arrange three strips of dough lengthwise and three strips across. And if it seems as a too much bothering to you simply cut a decorations using small cookie cutters and scatter over the filling. Gather all pie crust scraps, and roll out. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut into ¼ thick strips for the lattice top crust. Cut the strips so they are just slightly longer than cavity of your muffing pan. Arrange the strips into a lattice. Lay out the lattice crust on top of the apple filling and gently press the edge of the strips down to secure.

Mini Apple Pies (step2)
Mini Apple Pies (step3)

Brush the lattice tops with the egg wash, sprinkle some sanding sugar(optional) and bake about 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove the mini pies from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. If the pies are stuck to the pan, use a thin knife or spatula to run around and release the apple pie cups from the pan.

You can serve them warm or cooled. Store leftovers covered on the counter for the next day, and for longer storage place them in the fridge, up to 4 days.

Two small slices of apple pie on top of each other with Green Smith apples as a decoration behind them.

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Mini Apple Pies


Description

Mini Apple Pies are easy to make fall dessert, and they are as delicious as they are adorable!


Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 3 cups chopped apples (4 medium-small Granny Smith apples)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • sanding sugar-optional

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉. Lightly spray standard 12-counts muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Using a fork, slightly beat an egg and 1 tablespoon of water, and set aside.
  3. Peel, core and dice apples into small, ¼ inch cubes and place in a medium bowl. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and the mixture of 2 Tablespoons flour, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and stir well until the apples are evenly coated, and set aside.
  4. Unroll the pie crusts and using a 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles. Gently press each circle into the each cavity of muffin pan.
  5. Brush the bottom of each crust with the egg wash.
  6. Divide the apple mixture evenly between cups.
  7. Gather all pie crust scraps, and roll out thin. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut into less than ¼ thick strips for the lattice top crust. Cut the strips so they are just slightly longer than cavity of your muffing pan. You will need 6 stripes for each top. Arrange the strips into a lattice. Lay out the lattice crust on top of the apple filling, trim the excess and gently press the edge of the strips down to secure.
  8. Brush the lattice tops with the egg wash, sprinkle some sanding sugar and bake about 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove the mini pies from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. If the pies are stuck to the pan use a thin knife or spatula to run around and release the apple pie cups from the pan.
  10. You can serve them warm or cooled. Store leftovers covered on the counter for the next day, and for longer storage place them in the fridge, up to 4 days.

 

Mini Apple Pies



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