Mini Apple Pies for the Holidays

With recently hosting a Country Baby (girl) Shower, I wanted to make some homemade apple pies for everyone. I find it easier to make bite-size or mini individual size pies so people and grab-n-go at the buffet which helps keeps the flow of the party going.

So here is my EASY Mini Apple Pie recipe:

  • 1 box Pillsbury Pie Crust (contains 2 pie crusts)
  • 2 Gala apples
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsps Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkling of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • Baking Pam or other baking spray
  • A Pastry Cutter/Masher  (I don’t know what you really call it)
  • 1 Plastic Cup – to use as a cookie cutter
  • Regular Muffin Pan

A basic rule of thumb for these pies:
For every 1 Apple, use 1 tbsp of Sugar.

  1. Take your pie crust out 20-30mins prior to unrolling it. This will unroll much easier than straight from the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven, to 425 degrees.
  3. Chop the Gala Apples — I cheated and used a “chopper” from Pampered Chef.
  4. Sprinkle your Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla  over the apples
  5. Stir all the ingredients together so everything is evenly coated
  6. Unroll your first pie crust.
  7. Use your Plastic Cup as a cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as you can.
    I get about 8 without having to re-roll my dough.
    Setting up_Mini Apple Pies
  8. Then, use your Pastry Cutter to start cutting strips for the top of your pie.
    I didn’t have anything fancy so…hence the straight lines of the my pies.
    Strips for Pies
  9. Spray your Muffin Pan with the Baking Spray
  10. Place your circles in the tin, pushing the dough into the creases and pushing out any air below the dough.
  11. Spoon in your apple mixture
  12. Take your strips and make 2 “X’s” (one above the other) on your pies and push the dough into your bottom crust so “they connect” for baking.
    Individual Applie PieBefore oven_mini apple pies
  13. Bake for 18mins @425 degrees.

    Finished Mini Apple Pies

Other Embellishments:

  • Instead of strips – cut out another circle and also use tiny cookie cutters to cut out the shape of a heart, rattle, Christmas tree, etc. in the center for whatever holiday or event and place that on top,  to cover the filling
  • Put the pies into holiday or other festive cupcake wrappers
  • I’m sure you could also use this recipe for other fruit as well.

Have fun with it!

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