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Mini apple pies are a delightful twist on the classic apple pie, perfect for individual servings.

These cute and tasty treats are great for parties, family gatherings, or just as a special dessert.

The combination of a flaky crust and a sweet, spiced apple filling makes these mini pies irresistible.


For the Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Apple Filling

  • 4 medium apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Egg Wash

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling


  • Mixing bowls
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Muffin tin
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Apple peeler and corer
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Whisk
  • Pastry brush


For the Crust

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar.

Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough just comes together. Do not overmix.

Divide the dough in half, shape into disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the Apple Filling

In a large bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Mix well and set aside.

Assembling the Mini Pies

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough disks to about 1/8-inch thickness.

Use a round cutter (about 4 inches in diameter) to cut out circles of dough. Press each circle into a muffin cup, making sure to cover the bottom and sides. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Fill each muffin cup with the apple filling, distributing it evenly.

Roll out the second dough disk and cut out smaller circles or lattice strips to cover the tops of the mini pies. Press the edges to seal.

In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg and milk to make the egg wash. Brush the tops of the mini pies with the egg wash.

Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Allow the mini pies to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 250 per mini pie
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 18g

Health Benefits

Apples are rich in dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to help regulate blood sugar.

Homemade pies allow for better control over ingredients, avoiding preservatives and artificial additives found in store-bought versions.

Using unsalted butter reduces sodium intake compared to salted butter, which is beneficial for heart health.

The portion control provided by mini pies helps manage calorie intake more effectively than larger pie servings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use store-bought pie crust?

Yes, store-bought pie crust can save time and works well for this recipe. Simply follow the package instructions for preparation.

What type of apples are best for this recipe?

Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples are excellent choices due to their firm texture and balanced sweetness.

Can I freeze these mini apple pies?

Yes, you can freeze them. Once baked and cooled, place the mini pies in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven before serving.

Can I make these pies ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare and bake the pies a day in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature and reheat slightly before serving.

What other fillings can I use?

Feel free to experiment with different fillings such as berries, peaches, or pears. Adjust the sugar and spices according to the fruit used.

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