Muffin Tin Apple Pies are sweet, individual desserts that are simple to make. The flavors are amazing. Perfect for holidays and parties!
Mini Apple Pies
Be prepared for bite-size pieces of heaven! These individual desserts provide all the delicious, traditional flavors of apple pie, and they are a perfect option to serve at your next party. Let's be honest! Does finger food get any sweeter? Looking for other great party treats? Check out my Confetti Cake Pops! Grab one and enjoy!
There are certain smells that have the ability to take you back to an exact place, to an exact moment. When I catch the scent of a fresh baked apple pie, I can close my eyes and imagine myself sitting at my Grandma Joan's kitchen table. I imagine her bustling around, mixing this and baking that. And in the end, we sit down together and enjoy a slice of warm deliciousness!
Those are memories that can never be taken away. And those are the kind of memories that I want to create with my own children. Whether they are right in the kitchen with me, measuring the flour and mixing the batter, or sitting next to me while we enjoy our latest creation, these are the precious moments that I cherish.
The first time that we made these adorable miniature apple pies, my youngest daughter was right there with me, helping with every step. First of all, she thought they were the cutest things ever, but when she took her first bite, she was in love. Perfectly sized, perfectly flavored, and perfectly enjoyed by everyone!
My wish is that you can also create priceless memories while hanging out in the kitchen, making something delicious. These Muffin Tin Apple Pies will be a great start! Check out my simple recipe below and get baking!
What are Mini Pies?
If you haven't heard of mini pies before it may seem confusing. However, a mini pie is simply a pie that measures six inches or less in diameter.
Other names for mini pies include tiny pies, small pies, petite pies and cutie pies.
Another interesting fact about mini pies is they're not always circular (although these mini tin apples pies are!) so long as they're under six inches. Mini pies can also present as pie turnovers, pie pops, pot pies, empanadas, pierogies and samosas.
Ingredients for Mini Apple Pies
- pie crusts
- brown sugar
How to make Miniature Muffin Tin Apple Pies
Let's get baking! Start off by preheating your oven to 400ºF.
To prepare your pie crusts, carefully unroll the dough and lay it on a nonstick surface. If it isn't rolling out easily, allow it to sit out to bring the temperature up a bit. That should definitely help.
Once you are ready, grab something that is about 4 inches around. As you can see in my picture, I used a glass mug. Be creative, I am sure you have something in that kitchen that will work perfectly! Carefully press your tool of choice into the dough, cutting as many circles as possible. Your goal is to make 12.
I did have to reroll my dough a couple times to get all 12 circles. Place the crust circles in a greased muffin tin, gently pressing them down to fill the muffin holes. You can set them aside for a bit until you need them.
Place crust circles in a greased muffin tin. You will gently press them down to fill the muffin holes. Be sure not to puncture the dough. This will cause the filling to get out and burn.
Next up, you have to prepare the small strips needed to top your pies. Roll out the remaining crust and cut it into 48 3-inch strips. Once again, you may have to reroll your dough to get enough strips.
Preparing the Filling
Next, we need to prepare our filling. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, sugar, brown sugar, tapioca, flour, and cinnamon. Stir everything together until the apples are evenly coated.
Evenly spoon the apple mixture into the 12 mini pie crusts. The filling may heap over a bit, and that is just fine.
Our next step is to place the 3-inch strips of crust, that you have already cut, and lay them across each mini pie. Gently squeeze the ends of each strip to connect them to the crust.
Place the pan in your oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust begins to lightly brown. Allow your Muffin Tin Apple Pies to cool a bit before popping them out of the pan.
If you are anything like me, you will top them with a perfect scoop of ice cream! There is nothing like warm apple pie smothered in sweet ice cream. I hope you enjoy these delicious mini desserts as much as we do!
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- 14.1 oz package of Pillsbury pie crusts (2 crusts)
- 6 cups apples, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp tapioca
- 1 tsp flour
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Lay pre-made pie crusts on a nonstick surface.
- Using a 4-inch circle, cut 12 mini-crusts out. You will have to ball up remaining dough and re-roll to get 12 crusts.
- Rolled out remaining crust and cut into 48 3-inch strips to be used later.
- Place crust circles in a greased muffin tin, gently pressing them down to fill the muffin holes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, sugar, brown sugar, tapioca, flour, and cinnamon. Stir until apples are evenly coated.
- Evenly spoon mixture into the 12 crusts.
- Place the 3-inch strips of crust (already cut) and lay them across each mini pie.
- Gently squeeze the ends to connect them to the crust.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust begins to lightly brown.
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