These individual Mini Apple Pies are easy to make using homemade apple pie pilling and store bought pie crust. Fill a cupcake tin and they are the perfect treat for fall, lunchboxes, dessert platters and more! The extra bites of crust will be loved by the crust lover!
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I have to admit, my favorite part of a pie is usually the CRUST! The rich, buttery, flaky crust that literally melts in your mouth, yeah, that’s what I’m talking about! Yum!! That’s why I love these Apple Turnovers so much!
Typically I make my own crust for all of my pies using my favorite pie crust recipe, however, since the house fire, I no longer have any of my kitchen appliances, etc. Although you can actually make my favorite crust using a fork, I always make it with a handheld dough/pastry cutter, like this one, without it, I just wasn’t up for making the pastry crust. I cheated and bought a pre-made pie crust.
The package of two pre-made, roll-out pie crusts yielded 7 mini pies, the size of a cupcake pan.
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Lets Make Them Together!
Start by rolling our your pre-made pie crust on a cutting board (I got a little anxious and rolled this out before it was fully thawed, hence the rip in the crust). Using a circle cookie cutter, I cut out 7 circles in each pie crust.
Place the circle pie crusts into a cupcake tin. In a bowl, toss together diced apples, cinnamon and sugar.
Fill the pie crusts with apples and top with second set of circle pie crusts
With the excess pie crust dough, cut & press out fun shapes – I used leaves and acorns!
Once the pies are assembled, place in the oven and bake until golden brown!
Let cool, remove from pan and enjoy!
Mini Apple Pies, for the crust lover!
- Cupcake pan
- 3 1/2" circle cookie cutter
- Wilton cookie cutter press embellishments
- Mixing bowl
- 1 apple, large, diced into cubes
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/4 c cinnamon
- 1 package pre-made pie crust (2 pie crusts)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Roll out both pie crusts and cut circles with cookie cutter (7 per crust)
- Place circles into cupcake pan
- Toss apples with cinnamon and sugar
- Place 2nd pie crust circle on top of apples
- Embellish with cutouts
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown