Quick and Easy Mini Apple Pies for the Novice Baker

While I love to bake, I am not a very experienced baker and do not have as many occasions or as much time to bake as I would like.

This week I am participating in a fundraiser, for which I volunteered to bake. After seeing a 2-Ingredient Mini Apple Pie recipe that Pillsbury posted on Pinterest, I decided to give it a try.

It really was as simple as the instructions implied, which can be found here.

I did make a couple of modifications however. First, I baked the apple pies in paper cupcake cups to avoid them sticking to the metal pan.

I also added about a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the icing that came with the cinnamon roll dough and heated it in the microwave for a few seconds prior to putting the icing into a pastry bag and drizzling over the mini apple pies.

I doubled the recipe to make 16 mini pies instead of 8. However, while I doubled the amount of dough, I ended up not needing additional pie filling. I only used one 21-oz can to make all 16 mini pies.

Overall, I thought it was a great and easy-to-follow recipe, not to mention inexpensive and time-saving. The only changes I would make in the future would be to use a pan with bigger “cups” or section out each cinnamon roll pack into more than 8 pieces, as my crust came out a little thick. This is definitely a dessert meant to be served fresh out of the oven. Use caution making the recipe too far in advance, as the crust can become tough.

If you use this recipe or have a great hack to add, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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