Mini Caramel Apple Pies are made using fresh apples, caramel sauce and pre-made pie dough. These muffin tin apple pies are individual apple pies, so they are perfect for sharing. You'll love this delicious but simple recipe.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Does it matter how you eat the apple? With this mini apple pie recipe, I think I will be eating lots of apple pies. No doctor visits for me!
During apple season, I keep lots of apples in my fridge. I also keep delicious jars of salted caramel sauce in my pantry. When my kids were younger, their favorite way to eat apples was sliced and dipped in this delicious sauce, which you can buy at Trader Joe's or another grocery store. I always keep pre-made pie crust in the freezer. So how about making some individual apple pies?
Easy Recipe Using Pre Made Pie Crust
These muffin tin apple pies are so easy because you can use pre-made pie crust!
Notice there is no apology for the prepared pie crust that I use. I have tried to make pie crust, and it really isn't my thing. Maybe someday 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 about my mini apple pie recipe yet. They might not be like your grandmother's homemade pie, but they taste pretty good. There are no messy hands, and the crust never falls apart.
Mini Apple Pies
For some reason, making food in mini form always makes things disappear. Several years ago, I made these Itty Bitty Concord Grape Pies for Pie Party Live, and I think the cuteness factor made everyone want one. Individual apple pies are easier to eat than to cut a piece from a larger one. There is no silverware involved. These mini caramel apple pies are as cute as the ones you see in a bakery or pastry shop.
Apples for Pie Baking
I use many fall apples for baking; however, different types have different textures and flavors. I like to use apples that hold their shape and are perfect for eating. Honeycrisp apples are my favorite as they are sweet and crispy. I use them in my Apple Galette with Ricotta and Almonds also. Granny smith apples are another great choice, but they are a bit more tart. Gala, Braeburn and Jonagolds are also good choices. They also work in this Rustic Cinnamon Apple Tart.
Steps To Making Individual Apple Pies
- Make the apple filling and set aside.
- Roll out the pie crust and use a biscut cutter to cut out rounds to fit your muffin tin.
- Gently place each pie crust round into the muffin tin and press into place.
- Scoop filling into each pie crust being careful not to overfill.
- Cut remaining crust into strips and make lattice tops for each mini apple pie.
- Brush with melted butter and bake 15-20 minutes until golden.
- Allow the caramel apple pies to cool for 20 minutes before removing from the muffin tin pan.
Tips for Making Caramel Apple Pies
If you are going to make these mini salted caramel apple pies, here are a few tips in making sure they turn out:
- Do not overfill the muffin tins as the muffin tin apple pies will be hard to remove from the pan.
- Slice the apples very thin and cut them into small 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.
- I use salted caramel sauce in my pies. You can use regular caramel sauce and add a sprinkle of salt to the filling if you are a fan of salted caramel.
More Pre Made Pie Crust Recipes
- Sweet Ricotta Pie
- Tomato Pie Recipe with Three Cheeses and Basil
- Ham and Broccoli Quiche from Season and Thyme
- Cranberry Brie Tarts with Sage from Nibble and Dine
Make a batch or two of these caramel apple pies and you will see how much everyone will love them. Enjoy!
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Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies
- 2 medium apples peeled, cored, sliced and chopped
- ¼ cup salted caramel sauce
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 9 inch prepared pie dough
- 2 TBS melted butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together apples, caramel sauce and cinnamon. Set aside.
- 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).
- 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.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until pies are cooked and golden brown.
- Cool for 20 minutes before removing. Remove carefully sing a metal knife.
First Published October 2019 ; Updated September 2021