Mini Apple Pies
Pie Dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbs. cold margarine
  • 4 Tbs. cold vegetable shortening
  • ¼-1/2 cup cold water
Apple Pie Filling
  • 3 pounds granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 4 cups + ½ cup cold water
  • 1½ Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch
Sugar Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3-6 Tbs. water
Pie Dough
  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the flour and salt.
  2. Then cut the margarine and shortening into small cubes and add to the mixer. Mix until it looks like sand.
  3. Slowly add in the cold water until the dough starts to come together. Do not mix all the way. Finish mixing by hand and shape into 2 round discs.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before working with it.
Apple Filling
  1. Peel and core the apples. Then slice the apples into small cubes. Place apples in a large pot.
  2. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice, sugars, cinnamons, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Cook over low heat until the apples are soft, about 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
  5. Mix the ½ cup water with the cornstarch and stir into apples. Stir constantly until thick, about 10 minutes.
  6. Once thick, remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap should be applied directly to the apple filling so it does not develop a skin. Allow to cool completely before using.
Sugar Glaze
  1. Place the confectioners sugar in a small bowl. Slowly add the water 1 Tbs. at a time until smooth and thin.
To assmble the mini pies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Roll out the chilled pie dough and cut out circles. 2 circles are needed for each pie.
  3. Fill one circle with the cooled apple filling.
  4. Brush the edges with egg wash and before topping with a second circle, cut a steam vent. I like using a mini cookie cutter to cut out a shape but slits are also okay.
  5. Then apply the top circle and seal with the tines of a fork.
  6. Brush each top with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet until golden brown.
  8. Once the pies are cooled, mix the glaze and brush onto each pie. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lil' Miss Cakes at