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Caramel Apple Mini Pies


  • 2 apples, diced (we used Honey Crisp)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package ready-made pie crust (containing 2 crusts)
  • 4 soft caramel candies


  1. Saute the apples and butter on med-high heat until apples are soft. Add sugar and pumpkin pie spice and mix to combine all. Continue to heat until caramelized (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat to rest while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Using the crust-cutting tool, cut crusts from the Ready-made Pie Crusts.
  3. Preheat the Babycakes Cupcake Maker.
  4. Press cut crust into wells using the crust-forming tool (dipped in flour to avoid sticking to the crust). Add ½ diced soft caramel candy inside crusts. Fill crusts with apple mixture (about 2 Tbsp). Add Crumb Topping (recipe follows) on top of apple mixture Bake approximately 10 minutes (until crusts are golden brown).

Crumb Topping:


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided into 4 parts for easier mixing
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Combine flour and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Knead in butter until crumbly.

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  1. I have 8 people, and I don’t known if I should make One or two recipes of this. How many pies does one recipe make!?!?!?!?

    • It was writen for cupcake maker (you can make mini pies with the cupcake maker also) but I’m sure you could use the pie pop maker. You probably will just add very small amounts of the ingredients inside. For the crumble topping…you may have to not use it or just a tiny bit on top for a little crunch.

  2. Love the idea of this recipe, but it’s a tricky one! Getting the pastry into the preheated cups isn’t easy – hard to fix when it splits.

  3. I noticed this is a mini pie -However it states to preheat the cupcake maker and yet the rest of the recipe directions talks about directions for the Mini pie maker…. Hmm. I take it that this could be a typo??

    • The mini cupcake maker makes pies as well. It comes with a crust tool. You can make mini pies with the mini cupcake maker.

  4. I made these (but I made the crust myself with the recipe in the “Babycakes” cookbook), they turned out absolutely amazing, and everyone loved them!! I will be making these again.

  5. Hi everybody! I’m 9 years old and I got The Original babycakes Cupcake maker for Christmas in 2011. It works very well! it makes the lightest, fluffiest cupcakes me- and my mom- have ever eaten! My mom loves caramel and loves apple pie, So she’ll say THIS recipe is just delectable!
    She says it looks very tasty! By the way, why is it so hard to make chocolate cake pops? Thanks! Bye for now!

    Take care
    Lily :D ^.^

  6. I made these for “apple day” at my little girls school! What a hit! These are great! Love the crumble top instead of pie crust! Makes them light and yummy! Thank you so much! I’m keeping this. (I used honey crisp apples – its what I had)

  7. The actual instructions that come with the Babycakes cupcake maker say not to preheat when doing pies so you can press the crust into the maker. So should we preheat or not? :-)

  8. Can you do this recipe in a normal sized cupcake maker? I have a regular sized one, not a mini cupcake maker. Any one know? I could double or triple the recipe to make more of the filing so I can have enough to make enough a few mini pies. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  9. I have used canned Apple, Cherry & Blueberry pie fillings in my pies. The trick is to put the filling in a strainer to remove most of the gel filling. Then put in the fruit filling in the pie crust and cover with another piece of pie dough on top. I then place them on the large color matching cupcake papers. This works great for showers and parties.

  10. This sounds fun! Wish I had either a pie or cupcake maker. Just in case one of the thrift shops gets one donated, how big a circle of crust would I need? (Thrift stores are notorious for missing directions and tools.)

    I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t make chicken pot pie. I think I’d like to do them in the cupcake maker. Just chop some cooked (or leftover) chicken and vegetables fairly fine, and add a little gravy. Sounds like a fun way to use up leftovers!

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