Easy mini apple pies
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Easy Mini Apple Pie Recipe

Simple mini apple pie recipe, no pie plate or muffin tin required!

These mini apple pies are the perfect handheld dessert (or breakfast 🤫). They are also super easy to make.

easy individual apple pies

Mini Apple Pie

Super simple handheld mini apple pies.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


Apple Pie Filling

  • 4 Apples
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Flour

Pie Dough

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Lard
  • 2 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water approximately


  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C (395°F)

Apple pie filling

  • Peel and dice the apples
  • Add apples to a pot with the cinnamon, sugar, butter, and flour
  • Place the pot over a medium heat
  • Stirring regularly cook the apples until you have a smooth but thick sauce.
  • If the mixture begins to get too thick you can thin it by adding a splash of water
  • The apples don't need to be cooked through as they'll get cooked further in the oven.

Pie dough

  • In a medium sized bowl combine the flour and salt
  • Cut the lard into small chunks and then add it to the flour in batches
  • Mix the lard into the flour using a pastry cutter or fork, until it looks like coarse oatmeal
  • In a 1cup measuring cup beat one of the eggs and add the vinegar to it. Add enough water to make a full cup
  • DO NOT add all the liquid to the flour. Add in about a tablespoon at a time until the dough just comes together (you won't use all the liquid, you can discard the rest)
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a ball. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter, glass, or a jar to cut circles of dough 2-3 inches in diameter.

Assembly and baking

  • Place half of the dough circles onto a tray lined with parchment.
  • Scoop a few spoonfuls of filling into the centre of each. Make sure the filling does not go all the way to the edge.
  • Beat the other egg in a small bowl with some water to make an egg wash. Brush it onto the dough all the way around the filling using a pastry brush or your finger.
  • Place the remaining dough circles onto of each. Then use a fork to crimp and seal all the edges.
  • Lightly brush the tops with some of the egg wash.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut two vents into the top
  • Place the assembled pies into the pre-heated oven for 30-35min or until golden brown on top.


I love cinnamon so I can be a little heavy handed with it, feel free to adjust to your taste. 

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