Mini Apple Pies

I love to bake.  Fall and winter are the absolute best times to bake.  It seems to warm the entire house.  I am kicking off the fall baking season with some mini apple pies.  Yes I know fall is not officially here yet.   But my apples were ready and it was time for some dessert.
 

I made some apple pie filling using my favorite recipe.  You can absolutely use canned pie filling.  I am all about making convenience products look pretty.  I personally love a pie filling recipe that is cooked before baking.  I use a recipe similar to this one on allrecipes.  I say similar cause I am a no measure type of cook so it just all goes in by eye.  Now onto how to make these apple pies mini!  I use refrigerated pie crusts.  They are delicious without all the work.  Just spread them out and use a wide mouth mason jar lid.  I found that cutting just a little bit larger than the lid worked best for a regular size muffin tin.  
 

Push the circle of pie filling down in your muffin tin.  Fill the tin with pie filling.  Then cut out various shapes with cookie cutters from those same refrigerated pie crusts.  Top your mini apple pies with the cutouts.  The beauty of making these pies like this is you can make as many or as few as you want. 

Just bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the pie crust is nice and brown.  Let sit for about 10 minutes before trying to remove from the muffin tin.

Enjoy these mini apple pies with nothing but your hands!  They are so convenient to eat that a plate and fork are not even necessary.  Plus they are perfect for any fall parties or family gatherings. 

I love the little touch of whimsey added by the cookie cutouts.  My inspiration for this dish came from Little Bit Funky and her post about pies. 

Enjoy these this fall when the apples start rolling in!
Posted to Chic and Crafty on The Frugal Girls.
Thanks for stopping by!
Angie

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the incentive….I love apple pie and I really get into the baking mood once school begins…Have to make some of these cute little apple pie tarts.
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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