Bite-Size Apple Pies

7
Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

Make sure to make the homemade apple pie spice!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Apple pie in a bite-sized form ... delicious! I highly suggest making the homemade apple pie spice. The combination of flavors is great. The cardamom has a strong, spicy flavor that works well with the cinnamon and nutmeg. The pies on their own are delicious with the crunchy gingerbread cookie crust. But drizzle the caramel sauce on top and no one will be able to resist these adorable apple pies. The caramel sauce is going to be a staple in your fridge. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 (depending how many you make)
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • HOMEMADE APPLE PIE SPICE

  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    allspice
  • 1 dash(es)
    cardamom (optional)
  • BITE-SIZE APPLE PIES

  • 2 c
    gingersnaps crumbs
  • 8 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 4 c
    apples
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 1/4 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • EASY CARAMEL SAUCE

  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • pinch
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Bite-Size Apple Pies

Step-by-Step

  1. To make apple pie spice, place all ingredients in a small, resealable container and mix together. Use as directed in recipes that call for apple pie spice. Store in a dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. For the apple pies, in a bowl mix gingersnap crumbs and butter until well combined. With a spoon or melon ball scoop, place mixture into a muffin cup pan and press crust to fit inside. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes.
  3. Dice apples to make 4 cups. Place into a food processor and slowly pulse to make apple bits. Place in another bowl and combine brown sugar, sugar, apple pie spice, salt, and flour. Stir.
  4. Place apples in a saucepan and cook down over medium heat.
  5. Take the cooked apples and spoon into crust. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool and then drizzle caramel on top.
  6. Caramel Sauce: Mix the brown sugar, half and half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes until it gets thicker. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.

Printable Recipe Card

About Bite-Size Apple Pies

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English




Show 6 Comments & Reviews

34 Recipes That Prove Why Pumpkin Is Everything

34 Recipes That Prove Why Pumpkin Is Everything

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fall means it's pumpkin time! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert... can there be too much pumpkin? Not in our mind since pumpkin recipes can be sweet or savory. These 34 recipes...

Delicious Citrus Desserts For A Summer Treat Recipe

Delicious Citrus Desserts for a Summer Treat

Kitchen Crew

Tart and crisp a citrus dessert just screams summertime to me. I'll never pass up dessert, especially when they're packed with citrus flavor. Pucker up, because these Blue Ribbon desserts...

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert Recipe

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....