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Cupcake Pan Mini Apple Pies Recipe

Updated on May 14, 2014

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4.2 stars from 9 ratings of Cupcake Pan Apple Pies

Cupcake-Sized Pies

I love apple pie! One day, I came across a picture of mini-pies. I thought they were adorable and I had to try them! I just used a regular Apple Pie recipe, except I made it in a cupcake pan.

Judging how many apples I would need was tough. Also making the dough stretch to do all 12 pies and the lattice for each was difficult. After a little bit of guessing, I figured out what worked for me.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe!

Nutritional value is approximate.

Out of the Oven

How cute!
How cute!

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 12 Mini-Apple Pies


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour, For pastry
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, For pastry
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons Shortening, For pastry
  • 6-8 tablespoons Cold Water, For pastry
  • 1/3 cup Sugar, For filling
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour, For filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, For filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, For filling
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt, For filling
  • 4 Medium Green Apples, For filling - chopped small
  • 1 tablespoon Butter or Margarine, For filling

Serve It

Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Put in shortening, using pastry cutter (or knives) to cut up shortening, until the shortening looks like little peas.
  3. Add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mix with a fork until flour is moistened and pastry starts to come together (6-8 tablespoons should do the trick).
  4. Roll the pastry dough into a ball. Cut in half and shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap or baggy. Put the dough into the refrigerator for about an hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Grease your cupcake pan! Use a rolling pin to roll out both pastry rounds thin. Use something circular (like a biscuit cutter) that is 3-4 inches in diameter to cut out the 12 circles. Shape them into the cupcake pan.
  7. In another bowl, mix sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir in apples. Spoon into pastry-lined cupcake pan. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling.
  8. Roll out remaining dough and cut into strips. Put strips over your filling lattice-style.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let cool and serve alone or with ice-cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Pie
Calories 253
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 30 g10%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      What a great idea! I have never thought of this. This would be great when we have company over, everyone would get their own little individual pie. Great idea! Voted up and useful. Have a great day!

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      Tiffany 5 years ago from West Virginia

      @galleryofgrace I'm glad I could help. Thanks for the comment.

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      galleryofgrace 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks, now I don't have to save anymore those little individual pie pans! Don't know why I never thought of doing apple pies or tarts this way.

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      Tiffany 5 years ago from West Virginia

      I hope they turn out great for you, MarleneB! Thanks for the comment.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      This is absolutely awesome. I never would have thought about making little apple pies in muffin tins. Oh, how cute. I'm making this!