Mini Apple Crumble Pies

Apple Crumble

Let me start by saying I am not fan of pie. I hate fruity cobblers, I don't enjoy crumbles and unless it's lump-free raspberry sauce on my cheesecake, I am more of a chocolate, caramel and nuts kind of gal. So when a friend from University who is interning at the Michigan Apple Committee wrote me an e-mail asking if Pink Sugar could make a recipe involving apples, I thought sure. But then again what the heck could I make that I will enjoy eating and that will be cute enough to blog about? Because I am all about the cuteness here. ObviouslyAnd I will have to say I am pretty proud of my amazing brainstorming skills.

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Mini


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Apple


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Crumble

Gone!

Pies.

Yeah, they were that good. Even I loved 'em.

I started with four Michigan apples and I peeled and cut them all into little pieces. Since the pieces had to fill little pie wells instead of a big pie well, I had to make sure there would be enough fruity goodness in each little treat. In addition to honey (oh the honey is to die for!) and pie crust dough, you will need some sugar, flour, granola, cinnamon, one egg and some other minor ingredients. I used ready-to-use dough from Pillsbury which is amazing. So flakey and tasty and I am sure I will be using it again in the future to make wonderful treats. It comes all nicely rolled up. I was only able to get 11 Mini Pies out of the two rolls that came in the pack but am sure if I had rolled the dough out a tad thinner I could have squeezed in a few more. (But who likes thin dough? Not me).

Prior to baking





Once your apple mixture and crumble mixture is all whipped up you can fill you dough-lined wells. I used strips of tin-foil underneath each of my Mini Pies since this helped me liftthem out without breaking when they were done baking. Then you have to do the hard part; wait for 20 minutes for them to bake and then about five minutes for them to cool. Believe me, it's so worth it.

Mini Apple Crumble Pies
apple filling
4-5 cups Northern Spy apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 tbsp flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water

crumble topping
1/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tbsp softened butter
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup granola

crust/dough
1-2 packages Pillsbury pre-made dough
or your own homemade version
tin foil strips to line your wells

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and line your wells with the tin foil strips. Roll out your dough and using a round cookie cutter or the top of a wide glass, cut out circles for your pie crusts. Gently form the dough to each well making sure to create a crust around the edges. In a large bowl combine all of your apple filling ingredients until the apples are completely coated in the honey and sugar. In a separate bowl, mixture together your crumble ingredients until just combined. Fill your wells to the top with the apple filling and then spoon a small layer of the crumble topping over the apples. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the crust edges are slightly browned. 

Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Gently remove the Mini Pie's using the tin foil strips and allow to cool (not completely because these things are tasty when they are slightly warm.) Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! For more information, health facts and recipes all involving apples check out the links at the Michigan Apple Committee. Talk about YUM! Who knew apples could be so tasty. Enjoy, and as for all of my Canadian friends and family, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. I am off to enjoy turkey, potatoes, stuffing and of course Mini Apple Crumble Pies.





Lovely Little Pies

36 Lovely Comments:

Kristin said...

Guess who has two thumbs and now wants to throw her diet out the window?? This girl!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fabulous, R!!! I can't believe how creative you are. :) You could even serve those with a tiny scoop of ice cream on top. :)

Hilary said...

I don't love apple desserts either, but these really are too cute. And they look tasty to boot.

Happy Thanksgiving, Rhiannon!

DollFace Delights said...

OMC, Those mini apple pies look so yuumy ( and I am just like you, I am not a huge warm fruit type of girl). The BF has been dying for something like this, so I am going to try this recipe out!!

Congrats Miss Dot!

Stephanie said...

I DO love apple pie and fruity crumbly things, so I LOVE what you came up with!!! These look so cute and sound absolutely delicious!! I might have to whip up a batch for our Thanksgiving next month, since I'm hosting it for the first time and I wouldn't mind impressing!! :-D

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Marlys said...

RHI! These are to die for! I am so so so excited about these and they look so delicious and fabulous! My jaw dropped and drooling immediately commenced. I love it : )

Mini Baker said...

these look so delicious! I love mini things (as you probably know haha) you should try out my home-made crust recipe! Its delicious!!
-Mini Baker

Baking By Night said...

I love apple desserts, and this one looks just delicious!

Jennifer said...

OHHHH genius!!! This looks sooooooooooo good!

Danielle Sy said...

Put a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on your pie.. it's the best!!!! apple pie a la monde!!! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

perfect perfect mini-apple pies..

cookies and cups said...

these look delicious!! so cute!

Lucy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. These pies look so darn cute and delicious! I love :)

Miss Dot said...

Just in time for Thanksgiving, too! I should serve these alongside the sweet potato cupcakes ;)

Thanks for hosting a great contest. I can't wait to see what else comes out of your sugary genius!!

auntie said...

OK everybody I am here to tell you just how fabulous the mini apple crumble pies were. They were the featured dessert at our family Thanksgiving dinner on Monday.A new twist on an old favorite! Who does not love their own personal pie. They were gobbled up by all of my family and friends. Love you, Rhiannon.
PS love your new hair, you are beautiful in the photo!

happy mama said...

YUMMY! Perfect timing as we recently went to the apple orchard and came home with tons of apples! Can't wait to make them!

Karen Vaughn said...

WOW! The mini apple crumble pies look mouth watering. I must try to make them.

Encore Bride said...

I must try these, I love apple pie! Btw, I left you a treat on my blog under the "Thank you Roddy Bride" post.

Barbara said...

I love mini pies (I think it's because you get so much more crust!) and yours looks divine. Good work!

the ungourmet said...

A big Hurray to Miss Dot! Congrats!

Rhiannon these look mighty scrumptious! They would be fun to make for the holidays!

Hope this find you well! :D

clearlytangled said...

WOW. these look delicious. i have, in recent years, become an apple dessert convert. will have to try this sometime! the husband would certainly love it!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Git OUT!!
Oh my Groceries, those are cute!
Oh, hello- I have a progressive dinner coming up and I don't care if I do have the salad course- I'm makin' these!

Lizzie said...

my mouth is actually watering now!!!

Megan said...

OMGosh!! Those look to die for!!! I love apple desserts. LOVE. Yummy!!

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat these all day long...

Karine said...

Great job with these crumble pies! They look delicious:)

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

These mini apple crumble pies look so good, your pics are making my mouth water :)

Missy said...

I just made these for a baby shower tomorrow and they are FANTASTIC!!! I'm so glad I found this recipe. This one is going in the cook book for sure.

Thanks!

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Those all look AMAZING! But on top of that, your photography is amazing!

Holly said...

Oh my these look delicious and my family loves apples! Great recipe...I cannot wait to try it.

10x desserts said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to remember this recipe next time I have a bunch of apples handy. =)

Cindy La Ferle said...

Looks delicious! Living in apple country (Michigan), I appreciate these recipes, which will be especially wonderful to make in the fall after a good apple picking!

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Lucy said...

These are adorable - what a fun bake! I love appley things, and these look worryingly easy to enjoy :)