The Original Apple Dapples

This is an award-winning recipe from the VA Tech Home Sweet Home Contest that I made up. It's a truly wonderful, rich, and delightful dessert. It's a small personal apple pie with a great crumb topping, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and warm caramel sauce. It's a nice way to end a lovely dinner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
16 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (8 ounce) tube refrigerated flaky biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands!®)

  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 16 scoops vanilla ice cream

  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping, warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 16 individual muffin cups with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  2. Split biscuits in half. Place 1 half in each muffin cup; press biscuit dough to cover the bottom and sides of each cup.

  3. Place apple pie filling in a bowl; cut up larger pieces of apples. Mix in vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Divide filling among dough-lined cups.

  4. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over pie filling and gently press down.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 13 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Carefully transfer to serving plates; cool for 5 minutes more. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel topping.

Cook's Note:

Use muffin tins if individual muffin cups are available.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.