These mini apple pies are what everyone is talking about right now! They are made just like a regular apple pie except that they are put together and baked in a regular muffin tin. These mini pies are delicious, easy to make, and will be the star of the show at your Thanksgiving dinner table!
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These Are The Best Mini Apple Pies
There is something about a warm apple pie that I just can’t get over! Now turn that nostalgic treat into the cutest mini desserts and you got yourself a winner. Plus who doesn’t love a good classic apple pie? Except that this time we’re making them in an easier-to-handle shape so everyone gets their own mini apple pie to enjoy however they please
This recipe uses simple ingredients like pre-made pie crust, apples, spices, and the most delicious crunchy streusel for a fun twist instead of using regular lattice crust on top.
Why Do You Need To Make This Recipe?
- Making mini apple pies like this is the perfect way to serve a crowd without needing to make a ton of full-sized pies. Easier serving on Thanksgiving will definitely make your life that much easier.
- They are so adorable and will be adding a festive touch to your holiday spread for sure!
- These mini apple pies are kid-friendly and easy to serve to the little ones.
Ingredients For This Mini Apple Pies Recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious apple pie recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Store-bought pie crust or homemade pie dough
- Imperial Sugar Brown Sugar & Imperial Sugar Granulated Sugar
- Butter- You can use salted or unsalted butter as long as it is cold butter because we want our streusel to hold its shape.
- Cinnamon & nutmeg– We use a mixture of these two ground spices to make the beloved apple pie spice for these mini apple pies.
- Lemon juice
- Imperial Sugar Powdered Sugar – Optional but will make your mini pies look even cuter!
Why Imperial Sugar?
I used Imperial Sugar brown sugar, granulated sugar, and even powdered sugar to top my mini apple pies because I know that the quality of the ingredients I use has to be elite, especially around the holiday season!
How To Make Mini Classic Apple Pie Recipe
This is how you can make these little apple pies. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
Make The Homemade Apple Pie Filling
- In a large bowl combine the diced apples, white sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and apple juice.
- Toss until evenly coated and set aside.
Create The Crumb Topping
- In a medium bowl combine the cubed butter, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, mix all of the ingredients together until coarse crumbs form.
- Store in the fridge for later. This step will help keep the butter in our streusel cold so that when we bake it it retains its shape on top of the mini pies.
Prepare The Mini Pie Crusts
- Spray cooking spray in each cavity of your muffin tin. You can also add a strip of parchment paper to make it easier to pull them out once they’re done.
- Roll the pie crusts with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, and cut out about 10 4-inch rounds from each pie crust dough.
- Press those crusts into each cavity of the muffin tin gently to keep the parchment paper strip out.
- Fill each cavity with the apple pie mixture then top that with some of the streusel. Repeat the process until each little pie crust is full.
- Bake in the preheated oven.
- Allow the mini pies to cool down before pulling them out of the muffin tin and enjoying them as is or with some salted caramel sauce or vanilla ice cream.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
How To Store Individual Apple Pies?
For best results, store these apple pies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The moisture from the apple pie filling will slowly start to get into the streusel topping and make it soggy so they are best enjoyed fresh!
Can I Freeze These Mini Apple Pies?
I love making these ahead of time and one way I was able to keep the streusel from turning soggy was to freeze these mini apple pies in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
Make sure that you are separating each layer of apple pies with parchment paper or wax paper to keep them from sticking together.
Allow them to thaw in the fridge overnight. You can also air-fry them at 350F for a few minutes to get the crust and the streusel crispy again.
What Kind Of Apple Should I Use?
Granny Smith apples are your best bet but you can also use half Granny Smith Apples and half Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, or even Honeycrisp apples.
The reason is that we want to balance out the flavors of the pie and ensure that it is not overly sweet. Using the tangy Granny Smith apples will help us do that with ease.
Do I Have To Peel The Apples?
I prefer when my apple pie filling is smoother and more creamy so I always peel the apples before cubing them but honestly, this will depend on your own personal preference.
If you do decide to not peel your apples, try to get Organic apples if possible to make sure your skin is safer to eat.
How To Serve These Mini Apple Pies?
Honestly, they are so good on their own but if you want to elevate them here are a few ideas.
- Add powdered sugar on top.
- Top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Drizzle some salted caramel sauce on top to take it to the next level.
- Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea making it the perfect sweet pairing to a cozy drink!
Easy Mini Apple Pies In A Muffin Tin
Mini apple pies with streusel topping
For the Filling:
For the Crust:
- 1 packages of store-bought refrigerated pie crusts contains 2 crusts in total
- Preheat your oven to 375°F then spray nonstick spray in each cavity of your muffin tin. You can also add a strip of parchment paper to make it easier to pull them out once they're done.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, melted butter, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are well coated with the sugar and spices. Set aside.2 cups peeled, ⅓ cup Imperial Sugar granulated sugar, 1 & ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoon butter
- Roll out one of the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. Use a 3.4-4 inch round cookie cutter or a glass to cut out circles that are slightly larger than the openings of your standard muffin tin. You should be able to get about 6 circles from each pie crust. Repeat with the remaining pie crust.1 packages of store-bought refrigerated pie crusts
- Carefully press each pie crust circle into the cups of your muffin tin, making sure to mold them to the shape of the cups. Trim any excess crust hanging over the edges. Make sure that the parchment paper is still poking out of the sides. Put aside for later.
- In a separate bowl, prepare the cinnamon streusel topping. Combine the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cold cubed butter, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup Imperial Sugar brown sugar, ¼ cup butter, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt
- Fill each crust with the prepared apple filling, then sprinkle the cinnamon streusel topping over them.
- Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes, and the streusel is crispy.
- Remove the mini apple pies from the oven and allow them to cool in the tin for a few minutes. Then, carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the mini apple pies with cinnamon streusel have cooled, you can serve them as is, with a dusting of powdered sugar, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.Imperial Sugar powdered sugar
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