Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

by jerseygirl on October 1, 2012 · 18 comments

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Does it matter how you eat the apple?  I think I will be eating lots of apple pies.  No doctors visits for me!

Last week, my family and I went apple picking. I  have great big bags of apples in my fridge. I  had a jar of salted caramel sauce. My daughter’s favorite way to eat apples is sliced and dipped in this delicious sauce which you can buy at Trader Joe’s.  I also happened to have some Pillsbury pie crust in the freezer. So I made some apple pies.

Notice there is no apologizing for the prepared pie crust today. I have tried to make pie crust and it really isn’t my thing. Maybe one of these days, I will get it right but for now Pillsbury does the trick. I brushed the crust with a little melted butter and I have not received a complaint yet about my pies. They might not be like your grandmother’s homemade pie but they taste pretty good.

For some reason, making food in mini form always makes things disappear. Last year, I made these Itty Bitty Concord Grape Pies for Pie Party Live and I think the cuteness factor made everyone want one. It is also easier to eat a mini pie than cut a piece from a larger one. These mini pies are as cute as ones you see in a bakery or pastry shop.  Enjoy!

If you are going to make these mini salted caramel apple pies, here are a few tips in making sure they turn out right:

**Do not overfill the muffin tins as they will be hard to remove from the pan.

**Slice the apples very thin and cut them into smaller pieces. Thin apples will cook quicker as there is not a long baking time for these pies.

**Make sure there is not a lot of liquid in the filling as they will spill over and the sugar will have the pie stuck to the pan.

**Roll the dough at room temperature on wax paper.

**If you cannot find salted caramel sauce, use regular caramel sauce and add a bit of salt to the filling.

 

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Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies
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Serves: 6 to 7
 
Cute mini pies that are easy to make.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, sliced and chopped
  • ¼ cup salted caramel sauce
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared pie dough
  • 2 TBS melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together apples, caramel sauce and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Roll out the pie crust on wax paper and using a biscuit cutter, make 6 to 7 rounds depending how big your muffin tin is. Reroll the scraps and make 24 to 28 strips (4 per pie).
  4. Place each round in a muffin cup and press so that it fits nicely. Fill each cup with filling making sure the tins are not overfilled. ( Do not pour any extra liquid from pie filling in the cups as this will spill over when baking.) Top pies with dough strips to make a lattice topping. Brush with melted butter.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until pies are cooked and golden brown.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes before removing. Remove carefully sing a metal knife.
Notes
If you cannot find salted caramel sauce, regular caramel sauce can be used. Add a little salt to the filling to taste.

 

 

 

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natalie @ will jog for food October 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Those pies look DELISH!

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Pam October 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I wish I had one of these beauties for lunch instead of my boring old sandwich.

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Ramona October 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Those look really good.

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Kate October 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This is making me so excited to go apple picking later this month!

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Debbie October 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

They are so cute and I’m sure delicious. I also use the prepared Pillsbury pie crust very often. It is just soooo much easier!

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vanillasugarblog October 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

i love that sauce!
these came out really good Lisa!

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Katrina October 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I love everything about this. Especially the apple part, the caramel part, the pie part and the mini part. ;) We love mini food here, too!

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pegasuslegend October 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Drool worthy!

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ciaochowlinda October 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm

adorable and delicious. I love the dark, caramely colored fruit juice that spills over the side.

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet October 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Adorable!!!

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DessertForTwo October 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Mini pies! So little! So hugely adorable! :)

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jennifurla October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I will take the large version of this please.

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kat October 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Oh, what a perfect fall dessert!

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The Food Hunter October 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm

sounds like I’ll be dr free too :-)

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teresa October 3, 2012 at 10:33 am

i just bought a pie crust yesterday too. i’ve given up. these look amazing! and yes, this form of apple totally counts.

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leslie October 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

These look great Lisa…I wish we had an apple orchard within 1,000 miles of us :(

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Dan October 4, 2012 at 8:38 am

These pies look delicious… But when I see fresh apples in front of me, I just can’t handle the idea of cooking them, because they are so delicious!!!

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