Mini Apple Pies

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One my most popular posts here on TfDiaries has to be the Apple Bites Recipe from almost 3 years ago. It's with good reason, they're delicious and ridiculously easy to make. So, I thought it was time for a little update just in time for the holidays. Originally I meant to post these for Thanksgiving but somehow time got away from me and I completely forgot I had these pictures on my camera - oops. But, since it's still the holiday season I figured there's no better time than now to finally share my updated version on a classic TfDiaries favorite! 

For this version I skipped out on the 'crescent rolls' and went a little fancier by way of puff pastry sheets cut into tiny circles and filled tiny pieces of apple, cinnamon, brown sugar and a smidge of vanilla extract. If you're still pretty attached to the crescent rolls you can roll it out smooth and do some cut outs of your own on that, it's basically the same thing.

Mini Apple Pies (Yields about 24 mini pies)
1 Large, tart apple - peeled and chopped
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry 
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Flour
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1-2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Optional - Whipped Cream to top

Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Lay out your puff pastry and cut with a 2'' round cookie cutter or if you don't have one (or if your four year old turned it into a 2'' mess of metal) use a 2'' spice cap or something similar. 

Re-roll out and cut excess pieces until you have no more dough. 

Add the mini pie crusts to greased mini cupcake tins. Crimp the edges with a fork.  

Fill each pie with a teaspoon of chopped apple and top with a teaspoon of sugar/flour/cinnamon mixture. Add a couple of drops of vanilla extract.

Bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. 

Remove from tins and serve warm. Top with whipped cream if desired. 
Ps. These are great for gifting, we made a ton and gave them out to our neighbors on Thanksgiving.