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Mini Apple Pie Craving? Satisfy it in Minutes! This single serving apple pie recipe uses just one apple for a delicious and easy dessert. Perfect for a quick sweet treat, it’s bursting with classic apple pie flavor without the leftovers. Whip it up in no time and enjoy a warm, comforting mini pie!

This easy mini apple pie recipe is made with just one apple. If you’re looking for other recipes that just use one apple, you’ll have to try our Apple Cobbler, Apple Crisp, Apple Dutch Baby, and Apple Galette!

Why You’ll Love This Mini Apple Pie Recipe

  • Satisfying: This mini pie perfectly satiates your craving without any leftovers.
  • Simple: With just a handful of ingredients and clear instructions, this is a breeze to make.
  • All-Seasons Friendly: This apple pie is perfect year-round, whether it’s the height of apple season or you’re pulling from your stash of stored apples.

Check out our other Mini Pie Recipes for more wonderful small pie ideas!

Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this individual apple pie recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Flour: All-purpose flour provides the structure for the crust.
  • Sugar: Sweetens both the crust and the filling.
  • Salt: Enhances flavors.
  • Butter: Gives the crust a flaky texture.
  • Ice water: Binds the dough together.
  • Apple: Choose any apple variety you love; I typically choose Gala apples since they’re my go-to snack.
  • Cinnamon: Adds warmth and spice to the filling.
  • Lemon Juice: Balances the sweetness and prevents apple browning.

If making a pie crust feels daunting, consider using a simple crushed graham cracker crust recipe or shortbread pie crust as alternatives. You can also make a circle cut from a store-bought refrigerator pie crust.

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How To Make A Mini Apple Pie

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  1. Begin by placing your apple slices into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of lemon juice to the apples. Give them a good mix, and then set this aside while you focus on the dough.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together your flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Next, use a fork to blend in the butter. You’re aiming for a consistency that’s similar to damp sand. Now, pour in a little water and mix until it all comes together into a dough. Turn this dough out onto your work surface, and shape it into a ball. Then, roll it out until you’ve got a circle large enough to fit your baking dish. Speaking of which, lightly grease either a 5-inch tart pan or a 10-ounce ramekin, then gently press your dough into it. Don’t forget to prick the bottom of the crust a few times with a fork.
  3. It’s time to add the apples. Spoon them into your crust, and dot the top with small bits of butter.
  4. Finally, bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the crust turns a lovely golden brown.
a fork filled with ice cream topped apple pie.

Expert Tips

  • Temperature: Ensure your butter and ice water are really cold for a flaky crust.
  • Slicing: Cut the apple into thin slices or small chunks for quicker and even cooking.
  • Mixing: Don’t overmix the dough; it can make the crust tough.
  • Baking: Place a baking sheet under the tart pan to catch any spills.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some delightful accompaniments that make each bite of this heavenly dessert for one even more memorable:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A classic choice, a scoop of vanilla ice cream adds a creamy texture that pairs beautifully with the apple filling and crust.
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream: Homemade whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon can elevate your apple pie game, making it even more irresistible.
  • Fresh Berries: A small bowl of fresh, seasonal berries adds a refreshing contrast to the warm, spiced flavors of the apple pie.
  • Cheese Plate: Believe it or not, a few slices of sharp cheddar or gouda can be the perfect savory counterpoint to your sweet apple pie. It’s a classic New England pairing worth trying!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best apples for apple pie?

When it comes to choosing the best apples for a single serve apple pie, you’ve got options. Gala, Braeburn, and Granny Smith apples are among my top picks for their unique flavor and texture profiles.

How do I choose the best apple for making a mini apple pie?

For a individual apple pie that truly shines, selecting the right apple is crucial. Opt for a firm apple variety to avoid ending up with a mushy, flavorless filling.

Can the pie dough be made in advance?

Absolutely, you can prepare the dough in advance for added convenience. Store the dough in the fridge for up to three days or freeze it for up to three months. When freezing, make sure to wrap the dough securely in plastic wrap. Before using frozen dough, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator to ensure optimal texture and ease of use.

What size pan do you use for a single serve apple pie?

For this single serving apple pie recipe, you can use either a 5-inch round tart/quiche pan or a 10-ounce ramekin for this recipe. The 10-ounce ramekin typically has a diameter of 4 inches and a height of about 1 ¾ inches. Since ramekins often don’t indicate their size, a reliable way to determine yours is by filling it with water and then transferring that water to a measuring cup to check the volume.

If you would like additional information on the cooking and baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page.

More Single Serving & Small Batch Apple Recipes

If you’re enchanted by this easy apple pie recipe and want to keep the apple love going, you’re in the right place! We’ve got an orchard-full of single serving and small batch apple recipes that are perfect for satisfying that apple craving any time of the year.

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Looking for more easy and delicious mini pie recipes tailored for one? Here’s a curated list to satisfy your sweet tooth:

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this small apple pie recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Mini Apple Pie

5 from 22 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
This quick and easy mini apple pie recipe uses just one apple to create a delicious single serving dessert. Perfect for satisfying cravings without the leftovers, it's bursting with classic apple pie flavor in a simple dessert for one.

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

For the filling

  • 1 medium apple -peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the crust

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter -chilled, plus 1 additional tablespoon butter, chopped to dot on top of apples
  • 1 teaspoon ice water
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Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Make the filling

  • Begin by placing your apple slices into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon, and a splash of lemon juice to the apples. Give them a good mix, and then set this aside while you focus on the dough.

Make the crust

  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Use a fork to blend in the butter. You're aiming for a consistency that's similar to damp sand.
  • Add the water and mix until it all comes together into a dough.
  • Turn this dough out onto your work surface, and shape it into a ball. Then, using a rolling pin or a large glass, roll the dough out until you've got a circle large enough to fit your baking dish.
    Pro Tip: To prevent the dough from sticking, lightly dust your work surface with flour. Also sprinkle some flour on top of your ball of dough.
  • Lightly butter your ramekin or tart dish. Fit the crust into the pan. Poke the bottom of the pie crust with a fork a few times.
  • Spoon the apples onto the crust, and dot the top with small bits of butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Temperature: Ensure your butter and ice water are really cold for a flaky crust.
  • Slicing: Cut the apple into thin slices or small chunks for quicker and even cooking.
  • Mixing: Don’t overmix the dough; it can make the crust tough.
  • Baking: Place a baking sheet under the tart pan to catch any spills.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 194mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 450IU, Vitamin C: 10.3mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1.1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. Michele Williamson says:

    Love your recipes but some didn’t turn out as well as could because wrong size bake dish.
    Where do you find the 5”x5” square bakeware. I’ve looked everywhere. Thank you.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Hi Michele, The baking dish you use for our recipes is critical to the success of the dish. Since many people have had trouble finding the dishes, we are now selling the 5×5 inch baking dishes and the 5×7 inch baking dishes on the store page of our website – https://store.onedishkitchen.com/