Mini Apple Pies

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With mouth-watering spices, these Mini Apple Pies are a great way to enjoy apple pie on-the-go.


  • 2 cups chopped, peeled apple (usually 2 large or 3 smaller apples)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup raisins*
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pie crust pastry for 2 crusts (one double-crust)


  1. Mix the apples, brown sugar, raisins, flour, lemon peel, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. Roll the pie crust out and cut into 3-5” circles, depending on how large you want. Spoon about 1-2 Tablespoons (more or less, depending on the size) into the center of each circle. Fold over and seal edges with a fork. You can moisten with water if the pastry isn’t sticking together well.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 450º for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350º and bake for 5-10 minutes longer (depending on how larger your mini pies are.) For me, it’s usually 15 minutes total. They should look flaky and golden when done.
  4. Makes: 8-14 pies


*Raisins are optional