Everything you love about a traditional apple pie has been baked into these adorable little cookies. The best dessert is a straightforward flaky pie crust topped with a warm, bubbly filling of apples and cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of sweet caramel.
Here is 2 recipe(s):
Apple Pie Cookies
When you don’t want to bake an entire pie, these apple pie cookies are ideal. Each cookie has warm apple pie filling, a lattice crust, and a drizzled glaze.
- 3 tbsp. salted butter
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tbsp. apple juice or cider (or use water)
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 14-oz. package refrigerated pie dough (2 crusts)
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, until the apples are soft and the liquid is beginning to reduce, after stirring in the brown sugar and lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the apple juice and cornstarch; add to the pan. Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens, about 1 more minute. Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. One pie crust piece should be rolled out to a 12-inch circle. Cut out 12 tiny rounds with a 3-inch cutter, and arrange them on the baking sheet. Reroll the scraps and cut out 2 more rounds. Roll the other piece of dough into a 12-inch round. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. You should have about 56 pieces after cutting the strips into shorter, 3 1/2 to 4-inch pieces.
- Arrange the dough rounds on the baking sheet. In the middle of each, place 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture. Lay two dough strips parallel to each other on top, then two more strips perpendicular to the first to resemble a lattice. (Alternatively, weave the strips into a lattice. Trim the strips’ edges, and then use a fork to press the edges together to seal. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and cardamom, if using, to make the glaze. Drizzle over the cookies.
Apple Pie Cookies
These delightful apple pie cookies have the appearance of miniature pies and are filled with cinnamon sugar and a warm, bubbly filling.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 serving, calories 263 kcal, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat, 14 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, and 11 g sugar.
- 21 ounces apple pie filling
- 1 package of chilled pie crust, 2 rolls in a box, thawed in accordance with the instructions on the box
- ½ cup salted caramel sauce
- 1 egg, (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon water
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Slice the apples into bite-sized pieces and spread the apple pie filling out on a cutting board. Set aside.
- Place a silicone baking sheet onto a cookie sheet.
- On the silicone sheet, roll out one of the pie crusts. If necessary, lightly flatten the dough with a rolling pin.
- On the pie crust dough, smear the salted caramel sauce from edge to edge.
- Spread the minced apple pie filling from edge to edge on top. Set aside.
- Roll out the second pie crust on a cutting board. If necessary, lightly flatten the dough with a rolling pin.
- Slice the dough into 14-inch strips using a pizza cutter and a ruler (or by eye!) Create a lattice crust using these strips to cover the apple pie filling crust. If lattice work is not your thing, you can also simply lay some strips vertically and then horizontally.
- Cut out the cookies with a 234-inch circle cutter, leaving some space between each one. Simply leave the cookies where they are on the silicone baking sheet and remove any extra dough from around them before baking.
- Brush cookies with egg wash.
- Sprinkle cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg mixture over the cookies.
- Bake the cookie sheet in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it turns golden.
How to Make Apple Pie cookies
Does canned apple pie filling need to be cooked?
You can consume apple pie filling straight from the can without having to cook it first. It’s precooked when canned, so it’s safe to eat.
Should you Prebake the bottom crust of an apple pie?
Just keep in mind that precooking the apples is the key to a fantastic apple pie filling. This will ensure perfect consistency and balanced sweetness. Additionally, you won’t allow the crust and filling to separate.
Should you cook apples before baking pie?
So there are no major surprises when it’s time to bake, pre-cooking your filling essentially allows you to control the juiciness before it goes into the oven. This does require more preparation time in order to prepare the filling and allow it to completely cool. (It’s impossible to put hot filling into a chilled pie crust!