These mini-apple pies are a sure hit and a perfect use for apples in the fall. They look great on a cookie plate and taste great! If any apple mixture remains, it can be served warm over vanilla ice cream!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Icing:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add apples; toss until coated with butter. Stir in brown sugar, white sugar, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves; cook and stir until apples have softened and sugars have melted, about 5 minutes. Bring to a boil.

  • Combine water and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into the apple mixture; cook and stir until apple mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  • Roll out 1 sheet of pie crust on a work surface with a rolling pin; cover with half of the cooled apple mixture. Roll out a second sheet of pie crust with a rolling pin; slice into 1/2-inch wide strips with a sharp knife. Weave pie crust strips together over apple mixture to create a lattice top.

  • Flour a round cookie cutter or drinking glass. Press cookie cutter through dough to create 12 round pies. Transfer to a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is cooked through a golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Repeat with remaining pie crusts and apple mixture; place on a second baking sheet. Bake in the oven until crust is cooked through a golden brown, about 20 minutes.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a mixing bowl; add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in milk slowly until desired consistency is reached; drizzle over cooled pies.

Cook's Note:

The "scraps" from cutting out the cookies can also be baked and drizzled with icing.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 27.8g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 209.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2016
I useed 6 apples sliced. When apples and sauce were cooked I removeed apples and cook down the sauce to thicken it. Brush sauce onto the rolled out crust and then completely cover with apples. Sprinkled a tsp of sugar across the apples and also sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. Then layed the lattice. Brushed lattice with remaining sauce. Then bakeed. When finished baking I filledl in lattice with remaining sauce and let it dry. Drizzled the cinnamon sugar glaze on top and let dry. delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2019
Not very tasty. Recommend serving on the day of baking otherwise they get kind of soggy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2016
I useed 6 apples sliced. When apples and sauce were cooked I removeed apples and cook down the sauce to thicken it. Brush sauce onto the rolled out crust and then completely cover with apples. Sprinkled a tsp of sugar across the apples and also sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. Then layed the lattice. Brushed lattice with remaining sauce. Then bakeed. When finished baking I filledl in lattice with remaining sauce and let it dry. Drizzled the cinnamon sugar glaze on top and let dry. delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2017
Good stuff! I cheated and used pre-made pie filling. They were still yummy. If cutting straight strips is a problem try using a popsicle stick as a guide. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2016
Followed the recipe to the T. Tastes amazing but very time consuming. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2020
I thought these were pretty tasty after I got them iced. Next time I am going to add chopped walnuts and change the spices to cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. That is no criticism of the original recipe, I just like cardamom. Making them sure took a while, next time might just use the biscuit cutter to cut rounds, fill and fold over. Mini Fried Pies. I am not exactly skilled in the kitchen. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2019
Not very tasty. Recommend serving on the day of baking otherwise they get kind of soggy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2019
Very good! Froze some uncooked for whenever needed. I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2020
I'm trying to widen the things I can bake and this was perfect for my parents to try. They loved it! Just make sure you have enough pie crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2020
Wonderful cookies! I made them again today, but just cut out the cookies with a 'top' crust not lattice. Delicious! Looks and tasts like a mini apple pie. So good. The whole family loves them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2019
These were amazing! Read More
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