Mini Apple Pies Recipe

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These mini apple pies are perfect for fall gatherings! Baked in muffin tins with a homemade pie filling, this an easy dessert you can take anywhere.

It’s time to fill your kitchen with the flavors and aromas of fall. Brew an Apple Crisp Macchiato to go with all your apple desserts! And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!

Mini apple pies on a white dessert plate.
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Why Make Mini Apple Pies

No holiday table is complete without a warm apple pie. These mini apple pies have all the old-fashioned taste you love.

I love that they’re baked into individual miniature pies in a muffin tin (much like our mini key lime pies)! Skip the hassle of slicing a big pie and bring these to your family gathering instead.

  • Classic apple pie is baked into single servings.
  • Works with homemade crust or store bought pie crust.
  • Sweet apple pie filling with only 6 ingredients.
  • Great way to use up leftover pie crusts after the holidays!

If you love these, you may also love our delicious apple hand pies too! Or give our easy, no bake Apple Delight for a sweet finish to your day.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make mini apple pies.
  • Apples. Any baking apple will do. I like a combination of sweet and tart apples for apple pie. Use our fried apples recipe if you prefer!
  • Pie crust. Use refrigerated crusts or my Homemade Pie Crust. You’ll need two standard size crusts (unbaked) for this recipe.
  • Sugar. Used to sweeten the apples. You could also use brown sugar if preferred!
  • Vanilla Extract. Enhance the flavor by using a pure vanilla extract. Or try making our homemade vanilla extract recipe this holiday (makes a great gift too)!
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg. Swap these out if you prefer to use an apple pie spice mix instead.
  • Flour. Used to keep the apple pie filling thick.

How to Make Mini Apple Pies

Step by step photos showing how to make mini apple pies.

To make mini apple pies, start by rolling out the crusts. Use a cookie cutter to cut them into 3.5 inch rounds.

You should end up with 12 circles of crust. Press each one into the hole of a muffin pan.

Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Toss until the apples are evenly coated with the flour, sugar and spices.

Distribute equal portions of filling into the pie crusts. Bake mini pies for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and place pies on a rack to cool.

Tips and Tricks

  • GARNISH. Use excess pieces of dough to decorate the tops of the pies. Reroll and cut into shapes. Place the shapes on top of the filling. Brush with a beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar before baking.
  • After cutting up your apples, keep them submerged in cold water with a squeeze of lemon juice. This keeps them from turning brown until you’re ready to assemble the pies.
  • Store any leftover mini apple pies in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.
  • Give them a crumble topping like we do on our Dutch apple pie!
  • Top the warm pies with no churn vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream if desired.
Mini apple pies on a wire cooling rack.

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Mini Apple Pies

4.77 from 21 votes
By: Aimee
These mini apple pies are perfect for fall gatherings! Baked in muffin tins with a homemade pie filling, this an easy dessert you can take anywhere.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 pie crusts homemade or store-bought
  • 2 ½ cups chopped apples
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
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  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Roll the pie crusts out to 1/8" thickness and cut the dough into 3.5-inch rounds using a cookie cutter or a cup. You should be able to get 12 dough rounds from the 2 pie crusts. Optional: Re-roll any remaining pieces and cut out other shapes that you can use as decoration on top. Chill cut out pieces in the fridge until you’re ready to decorate.
  • Place a circle of pie crust in each hole of  2 standard 6-count muffin pan or 1 12-count pan and gently press the dough down the bottom and the sides. Refrigerate the pans with the crust until ready to be filled.
  • To make the filling, combine the chopped apples, sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Remove the muffin pans from the fridge and fill each hole evenly with the filling mixture.
  • Optional: Place the shapes you cut out earlier from the excess dough on top of the filling as a decoration. Brush it with an egg wash and sprinkle a little sugar for some color and shine when done baking.
  • Bake the mini apple pies at 425°F for 25 minutes or until the pie crust and the dough decorations are lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven and cool on the pan for 10-15 minutes. Mini pies should be removed from the pan and transferred to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • Store any leftover mini apple pies in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.
  • Mini pies are a great way to use leftover unused pie crusts.
  • You can use any type of baking apples you prefer in this recipe. Some like a mix of sweet and tart apples.
  • Be sure to use the standard size muffin pan and not a mini muffin pan.
  • Apples. If using fresh apples, no need to cook them. Just keep them in cold water or squeeze some lemon juice on them to keep them from browning until it’s time to assemble the pie.
  • FREEZING. For best results, first bake the pie and then place it uncovered in the freezer. When completely frozen, wrap the pie tightly or place in a plastic freezer bag and place back in the freezer. Frozen, baked fruit pies will last up to 4 months.


Serving: 1mini pie, Calories: 166kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 120mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g
Course: Pies and Tarts
Cuisine: American
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Get ready to fall in love with these mini apple pies. With simple ingredients, this recipe is easy enough for anyone to make!

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Posted on October 22, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Loved these! They were so easy and came out delicious . They were eating them up quickly. I used granny smith and macintosh is was a good mix.

  2. 4 stars
    These were flavorful, cute and easy to make. However, the filling turned out quite dry and did not look like the pictures.

  3. These turned out so cute! I used your fried apples recipe in them so that I could make the filling ahead of time. Worked great!

4.77 from 21 votes (18 ratings without comment)

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