Quick and Easy Mini Apple Pies for Any Occasion

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Ingredients

Gather apples, pie crust dough, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter for the filling. Optionally, prepare a glaze with powdered sugar and milk.

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Preparing the Filling

Peel, core, and dice apples. Toss them with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of lemon juice. Cook briefly in a pan with butter until softened.

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Assembling the Mini Pies

Roll out the pie crust dough and cut circles to fit mini muffin tin cups. Press the dough into each cup and fill with the apple mixture.

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Decorating the Tops

Create lattice tops or simply cover the pies with a smaller circle of dough, crimping the edges. Brush with an egg wash for a golden finish.

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Baking Instructions

Bake the mini apple pies in a preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving.

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Glazing

Once cooled, drizzle with a simple powdered sugar and milk glaze for added sweetness and decoration.

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Presentation

Arrange the mini apple pies on a serving platter or individual plates. Serve them warm or at room temperature.

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Variations

Experiment with different spices like allspice or cloves. Add raisins or nuts to the filling for extra texture and flavor.

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Storage Tips

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days, or freeze for longer storage.

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Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these mini apple pies on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.