{Double Serving Size} Miniature Apple Pies

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Two “single-serving” sized mini apple pies

Happy National Pie Day to all pie lovers out there!

And today’s dessert are 2 serving sizes of an Apple Pie! I think two serving size desserts are so perfect for Valentine’s day. They are cute and you don’t have tons leftover. Which I guess could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it πŸ™‚

To make these apple pies, start by making the crust which is an easy combination of flour, salt, shortening, and some water. Wrap the crust up in plastic wrap and place in the fridge while you make the filling.

Combine all of the filling ingredients. The filling may seem like a lot, but you should use all of it. You are going to want to really pack the filling mix in tightly and fill up the ramekins as much as possible. Don’t worry, they will bake down quite a bit.

Oh, and on that note, do not forget to place a tray under these mini pies. The filling has a tendency to ooze or bubble out and will be a sticky mess on the bottom of your oven if there isn’t a tray underneath.

Putting these together is pretty quick and easy. Crust – filling – crust on top. If you want to try a lattice crust I think they make the pie super pretty. But a normal top crust layer will be just as delicious πŸ™‚

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{2 Serving Size} Individual Apple Pies

4.5 from 6 votes
Two "single-serving" sized apple pies
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{2 Serving Size} Individual Apple Pies

4.5 from 6 votes
Two "single-serving" sized apple pies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 miniature apple pies
Author Chelsea Lords

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 tbsp ice cold water

Filling

  • 2 (~1 and 3/4 cups) small apples (I like Honeycrisp!) peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/2 tbsp butter

Topping

  • 1/4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 2 ramekins with a nonstick butter-flavored spray and set aside.

Crust:

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening until the shortening pieces are in small bits. Slowly add in the water a tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough as little as possible and shape into a large ball. Wrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge while preparing the filling.

Filling

  • Peel, core, and chop your apples into small pieces. Lightly toss the apples in lemon juice. In another small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir together.
  • Combine the sugar mixture with the apple pieces and stir until the apples are well coated.

Putting it together

  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out. Using the ramekins inverted, cut out 2 circles (4 circles if NOT doing the lattice top) of dough. Place the circle of dough in the bottom of the ramekins. Rip off some dough and place the dough around the edges of the ramekin. You want to make sure the dough is pretty thin so it cooks properly (a thick crust won't cook all the way!)
  • Stuff the filling into the ramekin. It may seem like a lot of filling, but it should all get used. Push down the filling and pack it in tightly. Cut the 1/2 tablespoon butter into tiny pieces and top the pies equally with the butter.
  • Cover the pie with another circle piece of dough or create a lattice top.
  • In a small cup, melt the butter and using a pastry brush, brush over the pies. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the pies.
  • Place the apple pies on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 425 degrees. After that decrease the temperature to 350 degrees and bake another 25-30 minutes.
  • Cover the apple pies with a foil tent if they are browning too much on top.
  • Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

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50 Comments

  1. These little pies are adorable! I love that you made them in ramekins and still put a lattice crust on top. And the little hearts! So cute! I’m having a hard time wanting to share any of these two-serving treats you’ve been making. I just want them all to myself. πŸ™‚

  2. I love that this makes just enough for 2 people! As much as I love baking sometimes I reallllyyy don’t need all the extras stashed at the house : ) I never used to like apple pie but now it’s something I definitely enjoy! These are adorable!

  3. These pies look absolutely delightful and anything that is miniature is so much more cuter and fun to eat:) Loving all these 2 serving size desserts and your lattice crust and hearts look awesome Chelsea!

  4. These look delectable, Chelsea! The lattice crust is gorgeous. I’d feel bad about breaking it–until I tasted the delicious pie of course! πŸ™‚ And seriously, I think your recent photos are some of the best out there in the food blog world. Your camera must be bomb.com (did I actually just say that??). Oh that, and, your beautiful lighting and styling. So talented, Chelsea!

    1. Okay, this comment completely made my day! Thank you so much Erin! Haha, I love my camera -definitely the bomb.com (<- please, let's bring that back! ha!) Thanks again Erin, I hope you are having a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  5. The crust is beautiful! I love individual sized desserts, it always feels so decadent to get your own little pie. Thanks for joining in our Pie Day Celebration for National Pie Day! πŸ™‚

  6. These are just adorable, Chelsea! Who doesn’t love a mini dessert…..and I Love that this is a 2-serving recipe for you and your special someone πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday Night Fever….have a great weekend!!

  7. These are adorable! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com
    #TastyTuesdays

  8. These look great! I’m new to baking but would love to try these. When it says to lower the temperature to continue baking…how low do I go? And I’m going to buy some ramekin thingies, does the size matter? Did I mention I’m new to baking? Could you guess? Lol.

    1. Thank you Amy! Lower the temperature to 350 degrees and thank you for asking that question! That was my fault not writing that in the recipe (no matter how new or old you are to baking that’s important to be written in the instructions) When you buy ramekins make sure they are oven safe and the ones I used are 3 and 1/2 inches. Thanks for the questions and enjoy these!

    1. Glad to hear it! You could try to put a tin foil tent over the pies in the last bit of the baking time to keep the decorations from browning too much!

  9. That looks absolutely cute and gorgeous at the same time!! Question: When adding the pie dough to the ‘edges’ of the ramekin, do you mean along the “height” of the ramekin? i.e. do we need to cover the entire inside with dough?

    PS: I won’t mind serving these each with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream >.<

  10. 5 stars
    I have three rentals that are for short term renters. Each one gets a special treat upon arrival. These are perfect because they’re small and easy! So far, they’ve been a hit!

  11. 5 stars
    Trying these today.
    Two little pies are perfect for two people.

    I don’t like cinnamon and nutmeg in my apple pies, and I make apple pie for my husband who prefers the spices, so I haven’t had apple pie in a long time (which could be a good thing, actually.)
    Now I can make the mixture, split the mixture in half, and add the spices to his half.

    We can both enjoy apple pies now.

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

  12. 5 stars
    I loved my results using this recipe. However, it says 1/2 tbsp butter in the filling but, it doesn’t say when it mix it in. I actually left it out of the filing and just used it on the top and was still the best I ever had.

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