These adorable little pies are super easy to make and the filling is so delicious.
Before I start telling you about these adorable little mini apple pies, I told you in my last post how yesterday was John’s 2nd birthday party and that I would share pictures. It was such a great day! The day before, I baked/cooked everything starting at 7AM and ending at 1AM – talk about EXHAUSTED! My Friday included: baking a huge cake, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, making truffles, making two HUGE trays of manicotti (from scratch like I do for almost every occasion using my Grandmother’s recipe – SO good!), and buffalo wings. Oh yeah and decorating for almost three hours after everything. I literally felt like my back was about to break in half by the end of the night!! It was all worth it though, because the next day was a BREEZE and my little birthday boy was absolutely thrilled with all of the trucks and decorations, he had a blast! Well, here are the pictures! (Sorry, they’re iPhone photos!)
You can find recipes for all baked goods pictured above below:
Birthday cake recipe (not the frosting)
Chocolate Cupcake recipe (not the frosting)
Nutello Oreo Truffle recipe: coming SOON!
Chocolate Donuts.. courtesy of Entenmanns
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! If you have any questions about where I purchased the printables from and what not, comment below!
Now, onto the reason you’re actually here, these mini apple pies! For ease, I used store bought pie crust but you can totally make a scratch one and use that. I am lazy. The filling is gooey, and so flavorful! You’re going to love it. There are notes of cinnamon and nutmeg swirling through giving it the most delicious, cozy flavor. Is there anything more cozy than apple pie on a cold day/night? Don’t think so.
First, make your apple pie filling and let it cool a bit. Then, start cutting out the first 9″ pie crust dough 3 1/2-4″circles with a cookie cutter or glass that’s around that size. Place them in well-greased muffin tin cavities and press them into the sides. Fill with apple pie filling. Take the second 9″ pie crust dough an cut it into 1/2″ strips. Cut the long strips into abut 2 1/2″ strips. Lay them out on a flat surface and arrange them three across and three down into a lattice pattern. Press down, flattening them slightly with the palm of your hand like this:
Then, lay flat on top of filled pie cups. Trim off excess and press edges down slightly. Sprinkle with some sugar, bake them up and taaaaa-da! The most adorable personal mini apple pies!
These are so cute to serve for dessert at a small gathering or even to little kids. I’m sure they would be ecstatic to have they’re own tiny pie!
Apple pie filling recipe slightly adapted from Inside BruCrew Life.