Mini Apple Pies
These mini desserts are made in a muffin tin. The recipe uses homemade dough, but you can use a refrigerated pie crust instead. Either way, these adorable mini apple pies are easy to make and the filling is so delicious. Everyone will be raving about them!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 baking apples , peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
- 2-2/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 7-8 tablespoons cold water
- or you can use a refrigerated pre-made pie crust
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter , chilled
- Rolling pin
- 3 ″ or 4″ round cookie cutters or use a large coffee cup turned over to make circles
- Food Processor or Pastry Blender
- Muffin Tin
- Mixing Bowl
Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and cut up apples and set aside.
Place butter, flour and salt into a food processor and process for 4-5 seconds. Add in water and process for 4-5 seconds more until dough forms. Or you can use a pastry blender and large mixing bowl to cut butter into the other ingredients.
Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use a 3″ cookie cutter to cut out 12 circles. Place circles into a muffin pan, pressing them in the bottom and on the side.
Add the apple mixture leaving room for the topping.
If you are using a premade refrigerated pie crust, unroll it and use a large round cookie cutter to cut into round circles. Keep rolling the extra dough back and using a rolling pin to continue to roll out the crust. Press your dough into the muffin tin.
Add all dry ingredients together and cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of apple mixture before baking.
Bake at 425°F until the crusts are golden brown and the apple mixture starts to bubble. It should take 18- 20 minutes depending on your oven.
Let the mini-apple pies cool in the pan and then carefully remove them with a butter knife. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the top.