Yield: 24

Apple Pecan Cups

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes

Bite sized Apple Pecan cups filled with apples, pecans and gooey caramelized glaze. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy this delicious fall treat!


For the crust:

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup apples, peeled and diced small
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • powdered sugar, for garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fully combined. Beat in flour and powdered sugar and continue mixing until fully incorporated. Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap and drop dough into center. Wrap up dough and chill in freezer one hour.
  2. For the filling, combine all ingredients into a large bowl and mix together gently using a fork.
  3. After dough has chilled, use a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon and scoop out a large ball. Roll into a ball and press into a mini muffin pan. I don't usually spray my pans, but if you want you baking spray. Use a tart shaper (or finger tips) to press dough into pan, trying not to go over the edge of the cup. Repeat for remaining dough.
  4. Scoop about 1 tsp of filling into each cup of dough. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan about 15-20 minutes.
  5. After cooled, pop our of pan, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.
  6. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


**filling may bubble out, you may want to place muffin pan on a cookie sheet or piece of foil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 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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