Individual Apple Pies are filled with delicious fall flavors and make the perfect holiday dessert!
I have this thing about individual food servings. I find them irresistible. They are easy to serve for parties which means I find myself enjoying my company more than serving them. Because let’s be honest – after spending hours preparing for a holiday party for family gathering, who wants to spend the entire night behind the kitchen counter? I want to be laughing with friends and enjoying the food I baked.
Mini-Pies are probably my favorite! As a non-cake fan, I would always prefer having pie to enjoy over most other desserts. Plus, it’s so easy to make a large batch of mini pies with multiple flavors just by making smaller filling batches.
We celebrated Thanksgiving last year up in Wisconsin with Bryan’s extended family, so I made these mini apple pies as well as some mini cherry pies. They were a big hit! They also seem to last longer as leftovers. I just put mine in the fridge and any leftovers are still good even a week later!
- apples of your choice. I use Gala or Honey Crisps
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 Tbsp of flour
- 2 Tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 Tsp of nutmeg
- 1 tsp Cloves
- Topping: 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Pie crust: Either 1 box of two premade dough (4 crusts) or make your own
- Peel, core and chop up apples.
- In a large bowl mix together the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. You want all the apple slices to be evenly coated. I normally take a bite or two of the apples; I just can't resist, so there is no judgement here if you do the same.
- Unroll the pie crusts on a floured surface and cut out circles at least 3 inches in diameter. I normally use a glass as a template. Make sure to save the scraps for topping.
- Cut off little pieces of aluminum foil and put them into each cup of the muffin pan. Doing this step will make getting your pies out of the pan easier.
- Push the pie crust circles into the muffin cups and fill each one with the apple mixture.
- I cut the left over pie crust scraps into strips and use them to make a make shift "lattice" on top of the pies with 3-4 small strips.
- Then, I sprinkle the pie tops with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Bake the apple pies at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. They should be a nice golden brown.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might enjoy my other dessert recipes!