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Bite-Sized Bliss: Mini Apple Pies for National Apple Pie Day!

Mini Apple Pies
Mini Apple Pies

Get ready to savor the taste of tradition with a twist! As we celebrate National Apple Pie Day, we're bringing you a delightful recipe that's perfect for any occasion. These Mini Apple Pies are not only bursting with the flavors of cinnamon-spiced apples but also wrapped in flaky pastry for a handheld delight that's hard to resist.


2 large apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and diced

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)

1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

1 tbsp coarse sugar (optional, for sprinkling)


Get creative! You can use prepared mini pie crusts, mini pie crust pans, or even a cupcake sheet, it's up to you.


Preheat and Prepare:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Make the Apple Filling:

In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and flour. Mix well to ensure the apples are evenly coated.

Prepare the Pie Crusts:

Roll out the refrigerated pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. Use a round cookie cutter (about 4 inches in diameter) to cut out circles from the dough. Re-roll the scraps as needed to get more circles.

Fill the Mini Pies:

Place a tablespoon of the apple filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over to create a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.

Add the Egg Wash:

Transfer the mini pies to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.

Bake to Perfection:

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pies are golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Serve and Enjoy:

Serve these Mini Apple Pies warm, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. They're perfect for enjoying by the river, at the beach, or while listening to live music at Windmill Cove—where the good times flow!

🍏 Who else loves the comforting aroma of freshly baked apple pie? Share your favorite apple pie memory in the comments below! 🥧


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