Sweet and fresh cinnamon apples in a buttery crust.
There are so many delicious apple pie recipes that you can make from scratch. If you are looking for something a little easier than making a homemade pie this time, you can’t go wrong with these Apple Pie Bites.
Using a store-bought pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe, you can quickly whip these up in minutes, making this an excellent pie option! The filling is easy to make, and it’s still homemade!
What kind of apples do you need for filling?
Depending on how you like your apple pie to taste, you can choose whatever type of baking apples you prefer for this recipe. I recommend using a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp if your budget allows, but you can use whatever kind of baking apples you’d like.
Do you need to use a small muffin pan?
For this recipe, you will want to pay close attention to the size of your muffin pan. While these are going to be WAY smaller than your standard pie, you will need a mini muffin pan to make this recipe. If you don’t have one, you could use a standard muffin pan, but you would need to adjust the recipe for both the larger pan and longer cook time.
How long do they stay fresh?
Apple pie bites will last about four days in the fridge, and you can reheat them in the microwave if you’d like the serve them warm.
What can I use to top my apple pie bites?
While these apple pie bites are delicious as is, I highly recommend you consider adding cinnamon or some ice cream to the top of your apple pie bites. These will enhance the flavors and make it even better! However, this is an optional step. You could also use whipped cream if you’d like.
If you are serving these Apple Pie Bites fresh out of the oven I recommend topping them with a small scoop of Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream. To me there is nothing more delicious than warm apple pie topped with creamy ice cream. My family on the other hand prefer their bites without the ice cream.
If you want to make these ahead you can make them and place them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just defrost them in the fridge and then reheat them in the oven for fresh baked taste. If you are in a hurry just pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to get them in your mouth a lot faster than the oven.
- Pie Crust
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Roll your dough out and use a small cookie cutter (or even the top of a jar!) to create small circles. Spray a small muffin pan with cooking spray and place the dough circles in so they fill the tin.
- Scoop the batter into each mini pie crust.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Top with ice cream and cinnamon!