Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Apple Pie Bites

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

8 mixed apples, such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Macintosh 

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 

1 cup granulated sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice 

Pinch kosher salt 

3 tablespoons cornstarch 

1 egg, beaten

Two 14.1-ounce packages refrigerated pie crust 

Confectioner's sugar, for dusting 

Directions

  1. Add the lemon juice to a large bowl. Peel, core and cut the apples into 1/2-inch pieces, adding them to the bowl with the lemon juice as you go to prevent browning.
  2. Melt the butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples, granulated sugar, apple pie spice and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle in the cornstarch and simmer until the juices thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  4. Unroll the pie crusts and cut out 16 rounds using a 3-inch cutter. Dollop 1 tablespoon of the apple filling into the center of half of the rounds. Cover each with a second round, seal with egg wash and crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. Place the pies on the prepared baking sheets and brush the tops with egg wash. With a sharp knife, cut a 1-inch vent in the top of each pie.
  5. Bake until golden brown all over, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer the pies to a rack to cool until warm or room temperature.
  6. Before serving, put the confectioner's sugar in a small sieve and tap it with your hand to evenly dust the pies.

Fudge Factor

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.