Mini Apple Pies

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 15 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was thrilled when she shared it with me—I finally felt like an adult! —Katie Ferrier, Houston, Texas
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  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and allspice; set aside. Divide each portion of dough into 12 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-in. circle. Place a tablespoonful of chopped apples on one side. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar mixture; dot with 1/4 teaspoon butter.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and water. Brush edges of pastry with egg wash; fold pastry over filling and seal edges well with a fork. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush remaining egg wash over tops. Cut slits in pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and cinnamon-sugar.
  4. Bake at 425° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Mini Apple Pie Tips

What kind of apples should you use to make Mini Apple Pies?

We’d recommend a tart apple, such as Granny Smith, for these mini apple pies, but you could also go for something a little sweeter like Braeburn as well. Here are more of the best apples for apple pie.

How can you make Mini Apple Pies your own?

Because the pie dough in this mini apple pie recipe isn't sweetened, savory fillings work with it, too—as long as you finish the pies with a grind of pepper instead of sugar. No matter what kind of filling you choose, use about a tablespoon of filling per pie. You also could make these mini apple pies in a muffin tin. Cut circles of dough big enough to line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup, add the filling, then use whatever leftover dough you have to create a lattice or regular crust on top.

Can you make Mini Apple Pies ahead of time?

If you want to save some time later, make the pie dough ahead of time. Prepare and roll out the pastry into rounds, then stack them between floured sheets of waxed paper in the fridge until you’re ready to prep the mini pies the next day. When making the dough, don’t worry if it looks a little dry and crumbly before refrigerating it—the time in the fridge will help it come together like it should! If you like these mini apple pies, make sure you check out more of our best apple pie recipes.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 pie: 162 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.