We’re approaching the season for a nice warm apple pie, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle of cinnamon powder- yum! Apple pie is one of our favorite desserts, which we love serving in afternoon gatherings and dinner parties. On a bad day, you can even catch us standing over the kitchen sink, fork in hand and tray in the other, finishing off the entire pie.
As much as we love baking a whole apple pie, we find that mini desserts are growing in popularity nowadays. This could be because people are more health-conscious, and would rather have a mini portion of a highly sweet dessert, especially if you’re serving other meal and dessert options, such as in a dinner party. So we started baking mini apple pies- here’s an easy recipe we always use!
Ingredients (for 12 pieces):
- Ready-made pie dough (a great option if you’re too busy to make the dough from scratch)
- 3 to 4 green/ red apples
- 1 orange or lemon
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 1 tbsp. white sugar
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- ½ tbsp. salt
- Honey (optional)
For the apple filling:
- Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces
- Put the apples in a big bowl and add the sugar, flour, and salt
- Squeeze the orange or lemon and pour it on top
- Mix all the ingredients together and set the mixture aside
For the dough:
- Cut round pieces of the ready-made dough with the round cutter
- In a muffin plan, place a flat, round piece of a dough over each hole, so that the dough is a base for the filling
- Pour the filling over the pieces of dough, so that it fills each muffin cup
- Before placing the pies in the oven you can drizzle some honey over the pies (optional)
Place the pies in the oven for 25 minutes or until the crust looks golden.
For a whole apple pie, use the same ingredients, just increase the quantity depending on how sweet and apple-rich you’d like the filling to be.
We hope you find this recipe easy to make and delicious! Do let us know if you have any questions about the recipe, or if you’d like us to share any specific ones.
Sisi & Rara