With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve been sharing lots of fun snacks and lunch ideas on Instagram. The kids and I made these fun little mini apple pies last night and I thought they would be perfect for a fun fall activity or even as an addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table! They were super simple to make, you could totally let the kids take the reigns on this one (after the apple chopping of course!)
Here’s what you’ll need…
- Pie crust (make your own, or buy a pre-made refrigerated one. I did this after dinner and Immaculate Baking pre-made crusts)
- Apples, approximately 3 large
- 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- lemon juice
Here’s how you do it…
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
- While the oven is heating, let pie crust come to room temp, and peel and chop apples and toss them into a big bowl.
- Squirt lemon juice (I used two wedges) and toss apples to prevent browning.
- Add 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to bowl, toss apples to coat.
- Grease your muffin tin (I used a baking spray)
- Unroll the pie crusts and use either a cookie cutter or wide mouth glass to cut circles.
- Place 12 pie crust circles over the muffin tins and press down to mold into place.
- Fill each tin with apples, creating a little mound.
- I cut two slices of Kerrygold butter, and added a tiny little dollop on top of the apples
- Combine and roll out the remainder of the pie crust, and cut into thin strips
- Lay strips on top of each apple filled muffin tin, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, until browned (This depends upon the size of your muffin tin and how well your oven bakes!)
- Remove, let cool and enjoy!
Side note: You don’t have to add a top crust at all, these can be open top mini pies. I had an 11 month old pulling at me while attempting to assemble these, so I basically rolled, sliced and tossed them on as fast as I could. Feel free to tweak this to make it your own, I am always more of an eyeballer than a measurer myself! Happy Thanksgiving!