This week’s mini apple pie recipe is brought to us via Little Bit of Funky… when I saw these on pinterest, I knew they would be THE perfect addition to our Thanksgiving menu. We’re going small this year and this recipe can be halved. My boyfriend only eats pumpkin pie, so making an entire apple pie seemed silly, especially once he surprised me with a trip to New Orleans following Turkey Day. Oh, and add in the fact that anything mini is considered to be WAY cuter….
I have to admit, I had big plans for these that included acorn and leaf cookie cutters. Fall, however, managed to thwart me at every turn… (Read: I was not going to 16 stores in search of cookie cutters a la the great candy corn hunt), so I had to settle for an apple cookie cutter from Joann’s. Bah humbug.
I used a 2.5 inch round cookie cutter, and it was slightly small but the 3.5 inch was WAY too big. If you have things to play around with, go for it.
Mini Apple Pie Recipe (halved)
- 4 large apples (Note: I used Honeycrisp, because that's ALL Kroger had two days before Thanksgiving?!. I also used five and I had plenty of leftover apples. You could probably use 3, but I don't want you to have too few and then yell at me.)
- 6 tablespoons of flour
- 3/4 cups of sugar
- 2 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 boxes of Pillsbury roll out pie crusts (4 total)
- 2 tablespoons of cold butter (plus a little extra to melt)
- Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/2 inch bits. You should have four cups or so of apples. (I did this the day before and stored in an airtight container to save myself time on baking day.)
- Mix apples with dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, making sure to fully coat all apples.
- Unroll your pie crusts and cut 12 rounds. Press into muffin tins. Also, cut 12 or so tops... in my case, I cut 12 apple shaped tops.
- Fill muffin cups with heaping tablespoons of apples.
- Cut butter into 12 equally divided pieces and place a piece on each top.
- Cover as desired with left over dough (or in my case, apple cutouts... that started to look like pumpkins just to irritate me...) and brush tops with melted butter.
- Bake at 400F for 18-22 minutes. I baked mine for 10 minutes and then checked on them every 2 minutes. I ended up taking them out after 20 minutes. I let them cook and used the tip of a knife to gently pry them out of the muffin tins.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.