Pastries

Easy Mini Apple Pies

My brother eats oatmeal for breakfast quite often, and loves to add fruit to it.  For a while now, he’s being adding Dole Fruit Crisp to his oatmeal.  The Dole Fruit Crisp consists of fruit and crunchy granola.  It comes in three flavors, but my brother prefers the Apple Cinnamon.

Mini Apple Pie Plated

Mini Apple Pie Ingredients

The package recommends heating the fruit and then adding the granola on top.  But my brother just adds them both into his hot oatmeal.  I tried it once, and it was really good.  As I was eating it I thought “Using this fruit would be an easy way to make a pie.”  I’ve never made pie before because it seems so difficult.  But this should be a breeze.  So why not?!

Mini Apple Pie Pie Crusts

Mini Apple Pie Star Cutout

I went to the store to purchase the Dole Fruit Crisp.  There are two servings to a pack, but I bought two packs just in case.  I also purchased some refrigerated pie crust (I used Pillsbury).  I wanted to make these as a 4th of July treat.  Because what’s more American than apple pie?!  I searched high and low for a star cookie cutter for the crust, but couldn’t find one anywhere.  While at the dollar store, I found some 4th of July party favors and decided to use those.  I had to press the favor into the crust and then use a knife to cut it out.  Oh well!  Improvisation!

Mini Apple Pie Bakeware

Mini Apple Pie Cookie Cutter

Mini Apple Pie Filled Cups

Mini Apple Pie Filled Cups 2

Because the fruit is already cut up and seasoned, it makes this recipe very simple.  I only used the fruit, not the granola.  But you can add the granola if you prefer.  I only need to use one of the 2 pie crusts in the package.  You could also use your own homemade pie crust if you like.  I cut circles of pie crust big enough to fit into my muffin pan.  I pressed the circles of dough in each muffin cup and then filled them with the fruit filling.  My godson then helped me out by adding the star-shaped crusts to the top.  Then I placed the muffin pan in the oven.  And that was it! Be sure to check out the recipe below.

Mini Apple Pie Top Crust

Mini Apple Pie Pre Bake

Mini Apple Pie Baked

Mini Apple Pie Baked 2

Mini Apple Pie 2

What is your easiest pie recipe?

Easy Mini Apple Pies

By Tameka Brown Published: June 25, 2015

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

An apple pie recipe that as easy as....well, pie.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roll out the crust and cut into circles to fit into your muffin pan.
  3. Press the circles of pie crust into each muffin cup.
  4. Add 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Dole Fruit Crisp fruit to each muffin cup.
  5. Top each muffin cup with more pie crust.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is done and golden brown.