Mini Apple Pies Make Tasty Personal Treats

The warm weather is here and that means there are many outside celebrations coming up. Picnics, birthday parties, lounging by the pool… whatever you may find yourself doing to have a little fun in the sun. As long as it involves some sort of food, you can typically find me there. But, since the heat is on outside, I don’t like to find myself with too much heat in the kitchen. That is how these fun Mini Apple Pies come into play.

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

Simple is best around here. We have kids going in different directions, Staci and I going in different directions, we need a way to spend more time doing rather than cooking. These great-tasting little pies not only make baking easy, they also make eating easy. Less to clean up afterward!

Ingredients:

  • (3) frozen pie crusts – thawed and softened (or feel free to make your own, of course)
  • 1 can of Apple pie filling (again, feel free to make your own from fresh apples)
  • cooking spray
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray to prepare for baking.
  2. Take 2 of the pie crusts and roll into a ball. Use a rolling pin to flatten out dough and then cut large circles for mini pie crusts. (We used the top of a wide-mouth glass). mini pie crusts
  3. Position each circular cut piece of dough into a muffin tin space and press gently to create a mini pie mold.
  4. Open the can of apple pie filling and cut into smaller pieces (we found this allowed us to put more into each pie without overwhelming the small size).
  5. Scoop the pie filling into each mini mold. apple pie filling mini
  6. Using the last frozen pie crust, roll it out flat. Cut thin slices to be used for lattice on top of the pies. Position the slices anyway you desire. You may even want to cut a small circle and perhaps cut designs into the top. The options are endless.
  7. Melt 2 tbsps of butter and add cinnamon and sugar, to taste. Brush the melted mixture onto the top of each mini pie, making sure to pour a little into the pie filling as you brush.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
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Maybe even throw in a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a great “a la mode” treat!

How will you be serving your mini apple pies?

About Colby

As the father of 5 and head of the household, I am often looking for the next best thing when it comes to my family. I enjoy trying new products and am excited about delving further into the tech world my wife and teens know so much about. You can also find me on Twitter: @dodomesticdad

Comments

  1. Andrew Hall says:

    these look like they are going to be on the menu this weekend.

  2. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love this idea and you can do so many different things with it too.

  3. I’m so accustomed to making everything from scratch, but I notice that means I often go without. These little mini-pies are so cute and delectable, and to see how much easier it is to buy the crust and the filling – wow! What an eye opener!

  4. Those are adorable! I love this idea for savory pies too. Mini chicken pot pie would be fun!

  5. Vunda V says:

    this is a great idea! super cute and fun

  6. Dianna Thomas says:

    how perfect for small people anytime–I have made tarts but in its own tart pan– these would be more tha none bite an maybe more satisfying with just enough for a treat or desert==thanks

  7. Looks very good, but I would add either dried cherries or cranberries to my apple mini pies for a more tangy bite.

  8. I love the look of that apple pie

  9. Robin Kashishian says:

    How easy are they to remove from the muffin pan?

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