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93% would make again

Mini Apple Pies

Katie attempts to make classic apple pie, but miniaturized! These little pies are packed with flavor and are perfect for sharing. Add them to a bowl and pour milk over, or serve them on a platter as tiny desserts!

Tasty Team

Total Time

2 hr 10 min

2 hr 10 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

1 hr 5 min

1 hr 5 min

Total Time

2 hr 10 min

2 hr 10 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

1 hr 5 min

1 hr 5 min

Ingredients

for 20 pies

Filling

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (25 g)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Crust

  • 2 pre-made pie doughs
  • all purpose flour, for dusting
  • vegetable oil spray, for greasing
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Meringue

  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar (100 g)
  • vanilla frosting, for assembly
  • whole milk, for serving - optional

Special Equipment

  • 20 mini jar lids

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 147
    Fat 7g
    Carbs 17g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the filling: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the apple and cook for 2–3 minutes, until tender. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir to coat.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, stir together water and cornstarch, then add to the apple mixture. Cook until the filling has thickened, 2–4 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  4. Prepare the crust: Lightly dust the pie dough with flour, then roll out to ⅛-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cutter to cut out 40 circles. Chill 20 circles in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. Arrange the mini jar lids on a baking sheet and spray with vegetable oil. Gently press a dough circle into each lid, letting any excess dough hang over the sides.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon of filling into each pie shell.
  7. Remove the remaining dough circles from the refrigerator and cut into ¹⁄₁₆-inch strips. Crisscross the 4 longest strips from each circle on top of the filling to make lattices. Use a fork to press around the edges of the mini pies to seal the dough together, then use scissors to trim off any excess dough. Brush the tops of the pies with beaten egg.
  8. Bake the mini pies for 15–20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  9. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 (95°C). Line a baking sheet with a nonstick mat or parchment paper.
  10. Make the meringue: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer) beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt on high speed until foamy and soft peaks form, 1–2 minutes. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating on high speed until the meringue is glossy and forms stiff peaks, 1–2 more minutes. Transfer the meringue to a piping bag or zip-top bag with a corner snipped off.
  11. Pipe the meringue into tiny dollops on the prepared baking sheet.
  12. Bake for 40–60 minutes, or until meringues are dried all the way through and easy to lift from the baking sheet.
  13. Remove the pies from the jar lids. Pipe a tiny bit of vanilla frosting onto the center of each pie, then stick a meringue dollop on top.
  14. Serve the mini pies in a bowl with whole milk, or arrange on a platter to share.
  15. Enjoy!

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