Here’s my recipe for the cutest little apple pies! I make them in a cupcake tin, so I couldn’t decide if I should call them mini apple pies, or apple pie cupcakes. Either way we name them, they are adorable, delicious, and really fun to make! My recipe made 6 mini apple pies, so if you’d like to make more, double the recipe to make about a dozen.
Diana’s Mini Apple Pies
Ingredients for the dough:
- 1 cup flour
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 2 tablespoons (or a little more) ice water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
Ingredients for the filling:
- 2 to 3 apples (3 made extra filling for me… which I ate later with yogurt – YUM!)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbs flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
2. Cut up your apples
Peel and dice or chop 2 or 3 apples. Again, 3 apples made extra for me, so you could probably get away with 2.
3. Make the cinnamon sugar mixture
Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, flour, and vanilla extract. Then, mix in your chopped apples.
4. Make apple pie cups and fill with apple mixutre
Remove dough from fridge. Using two pieces of parchment paper, place 3/4 of the dough inside the two pieces and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough (saving have to wash the rolling pin! I’ll do anything to skip washing an extra dish!). Roll it out fairly thin. Use a bowl that’s larger than the size of your cupcake tin circles to cut out circles from the dough. Squish these into an ungreased cupcake tin, removing any extra from the top. Use a fork to poke holes at the bottom of each cup, and then fill to the top with your apple mixture.
5. Make the apple pie lattice top
Using the remaining 1/4 of dough, roll out a rectangle. Then, cut out small stripes, the diameter of your cupcake cups. Use these to create the lattice work top over the mini apple pies.
6. Bake the apple pies
Place the cupcake tin on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 35-40 minutes, or until they start to look like and brown on the top, and your whole kitchen smells like apple pie heaven!
About Diana [knitandbake.com]By day, I have my dream job, photographing musicians and celebrities, shooting ad campaigns, editorial work, and more. I live in New York City with my high-school sweetheart and husband Matt <3 When I need to de-stress from the craziness of everyday life, I love knitting, baking, cooking, making photo books, organizing & making gifts for the people I love. This blog is a collection of my projects and recipes, both original and borrowed. xo, Diana