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Mini Apple Pies

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!

Mini apple pies on a white dessert plate.

Why this Recipe Works

  • 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!

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

They’re baked into individual miniature pies in a muffin tin! Skip the hassle of slicing a big pie and bring these to your family gathering instead.

If you love these, you may also love our delicious apple hand pies too!

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.

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.

Easy Instructions

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.
  • Swap out the filling and use our fried apples instead!
  • Give them a crumble topping like we do on our Dutch apple pie!
  • Top the warm pies with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream if desired.
Mini apple pies on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of apples are best for this recipe?

This mini apple pie recipe works with any kind of apple you like. If you like a tarter apple flavor, varieties like Honeycrisp or Granny Smiths are a great choice. For sweeter pies, gala apples are a perfect choice. I like to combine a couple of different kinds together for a balance of sweetness and tartness.

Can I make these in a mini muffin pan?

This recipe was only tested using a standard sized muffin tins. Make sure to use two 6 muffin pans or one larger 12 muffin pan.

Do you cook apples before putting them in pies?

There’s no need to cook raw apples before assembling the pie. The pie filling will cook in the oven as the pies bake. You can swap out the homemade pie filling for a ready made apple pie filling if preferred. Then, all you have to do is assemble the pies and bake.

Can I freeze mini apple pies?

For best results, freeze the pies after baking. First bake the pie and then place it uncovered in the freezer. Once it’s frozen solid, 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. Let thaw and reheat in the microwave before serving.

More Apple Recipes

Yield: 12 servings

Mini Apple Pies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
    2. Roll the pie crusts out to ⅛" 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 mini pie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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. 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!

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