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Quick and easy individual apple pies you can whip up in a jiffy.
Individual Apple Pie With No Work
Who wouldn’t love an apple pie that practically made itself? I’m guessing the answer to that is, “No one.”
This is also a great recipe to have in your arsenal when you need a dessert on the double-up. One of these individual apple pies is a serving.
It relies on convenience foods that you probably have in your fridge and pantry. If you don’t, it’s a good idea to keep these staples on hand. One won’t go bad because it’s canned pie filling and the other one will keep in your fridge for a long time–refrigerated cinnamon rolls. And you can always use those cinnamon rolls for their intended purpose if the out-date is getting near.
Making The Crumbs
The crumbs are the only thing your going to make from scratch with these little pies.
Since the crumbs are pretty generic and can be used for other baking projects, you may want to make up more of them than is used on these pies.
Years ago, I stumbled on a foolproof method for crumbs since mine always sucked and melted. They tasted good but looked horrible. But then I made this cranberry coffee cake that was in a magazine I used to get, and you used melted butter for the crumbs; unlike cutting the cold butter into the flour/sugar like a pie crust. The cake was very forgettable but the crumbs were not and I used that recipe ever since, despite what any recipe said to use. It’s a basic formula so you can double, triple, etc.
The formula is 1:1:2 of butter (melted) to sugar to flour so for the basic “recipe” it’s 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour. And remember to melt the butter!
Optional But Good
You might want to cut up the slices in the apple pie filling so you can distribute it better. I find the slices to be pretty large, which is fine if you’re using it for a regular-sized pie. However, it might be too large for a muffin-cup sized pie. So what I did was cut up each slice into thirds and that worked out great.
Individual Apple Crumb Pies
- 1 tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls 8 count
- 21 oz apple pie filling one can
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour.
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C
- Separate cinnamon rolls and press into the bottom and up the sides of a standard muffin tin.
- Cut up the apple pie filling into smaller pieces and fill each muffin tin.
- Make crumbs by mixing the melted butter with the sugar and flour until crumbs form. Top each pie with the crumbs.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until crumbs are beginning to get golden brown.
CAROL DYER says
Could these be put together the night before and baked the next morning?
Judith Hanneman says
I don’t see why not–it should be fine.
Can you use fresh apple slices?
Judith Hanneman says
As long as the applesauce is thick, I’d give it a try. In any case, it’ll taste good!