Mini Apple Pies Recipe

These little tasty treats are always a hit. They taste just like an apple pie, except they are mini sized and easy to eat.

They are great to take to a party because there is not cutting and serving needed. People always rave about these. I think their pretty tasty too! My hubby loves to eat them warm with vanilla ice cream.

easy mini apple pies

If you’ve been around for a while, you may recognize these adorable mini apple pies! I originally shared this recipe in 2020 and since then it’s become a reader favorite, especially around Thanksgiving.

Just like with my carrot cake recipe, I decided it was time to give this recipe a little update. I’ve included more step-by-step photos and tips and tricks to ensure that these mini apple pies turn out perfect for you!

I promise this is one recipe you will want to keep on hand for the upcoming holidays. And besides, mini desserts are just better than regular desserts. Right?

Storage and Freezing Instructions

Storage and Freezing Instructions aplle pies

These will keep just fine in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, you can store them in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.

To freeze them: Wrap each pie tightly with plastic wrap and freeze in a large freezer bag/container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or place on the counter several hours ahead of time to bring them to room temperature.

mini apple pies in muffin tins
mini apple pies

Mini Apple Pies

These Mini Apple Pies are easy to make and filled with a simple homemade apple pie filling. The perfect mini dessert for fall!
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2⁄3 cup butter (chilled)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp water


  • 5 medium apples (peeled and chopped up into small pieces)
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter (chilled)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Get muffin pan out. No need to grease it.
  • In food processor blend flour, salt and butter until it looks like little peas.
  • Add in water and blend just until it looks like it's sticking.
  • Take out and combine it by hand until well blended.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut 12, 4 inch circles with cup or bowl.(You will need to roll out twice).
  • Note: you can use the rest of the crust for anything you may want to do on top of the pies.
  • Press each circle in muffin tins until all the way up each side, to form little bowls.
  • Mix by hand all filling ingredients and spoon into muffin bowls.
  • Cut up butter into 12 little pieces and place one piece on each pie.
  • You can decorate them anyway you like with extra crust, or just leave plain.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 16-18 minutes. (Until crust is light brown and apples are bubbling).
  • When cool, just loosen with a spoon and they'll come right out!


Storage Instructions: Store any leftover mini apple pies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.
Keyword Apple Pies, Apple Pies Recipe, Mini Apple Pies

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