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Mini Apple Pies
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Mini Apple Pies

These mini apple pies are fun to make and fun to eat! Delicious and homemade- couldn’t get much better than that!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 mini pies
Author Lisa

Ingredients

Basic Pie Crust Recipe*

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup butter cold
  • 6-7 tbs water cold

Apple Pie Filling Recipe

  • 4 Apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 2 tbs water

Instructions

How to make homemade pie crust

  • In a food processor combine flour and salt. If you don’t have a food processor see notes below.*
  • Cut butter into large chunks and process with flour and salt. The mixture should look very dry with little round clumps.
  • Add in water 1 tbs at a time, processing for a few seconds after each tablespoon is added, until a dough forms.

How to make apple pie filling

  • Coat apple pieces in lemon juice.
  • In a medium pot melt butter with the nutmeg and cinnamon over medium heat.
  • Combine corn starch and water in a separate bowl, then add to melted butter.
  • Add sugar to the butter mixture as well.
  • Bring butter sugar mixture to a boil then reduce heat to med-low. Add apples and cook for 8-10 minutes or until apples are cooked to your preferred level of doneness. They won’t cook much in the oven so we are precooking them now.
  • Set mixture aside.

How to assemble the mini pies

  • Roll out your pie crust on a lightly floured surface until it is 1/8th of an inch thick or as thin as you can get it without it tearing and still being able to get it off the floured surface.
  • Using a bowl, cup or some other circular object cut out a circle bigger than your mini pie pans. If you don’t have mini pie pans a cupcake tin will work- just make sure to adjust baking times.
  • Lay the cut out pie crust on the bottom of your pie tin, add filling and then top with a slightly smaller cut out circle of pie crust. You can get creative here and make fun designs with the pie crust to put on top.
  • Bake the mini pies at 450°F for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are browned.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*This pie crust makes 2 large crusts or enough pie crust for 4 mini pies with pie tops. * If you don’t have a food processor no worries! Mix together salt and flour in a large bowl. Cut in the cold butter with your hands or a pastry knife until the mixture is lumpy and dry. Then mix in the water one tablespoon at a time.
The pie crust recipe is one I learned from a culinary class in high school- it's my go to for a simple easy pie crust!