Individual Apple Pies, *Launch Party*, and Instagram Snapshot Social!!

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Is there a more comforting food than apple pie on the planet? I don’t think it’s possible to eat a delicious apple pie and not feel warm and happy on the inside. The smell alone, of a pie baking in the oven is heavenly. Makes you feel at home when you breathe it in, don’t you think?

Easy Homemade Mini Apple Pies - great idea for Thanksgiving dessert! http://backforseconds.com  #apple #pie #thanksgiving

That’s why I made these for you today! I want you to welcome you to my new home on the inter webs, and I want you to feel welcome – and happy when you’re here!

Easy Homemade Mini Apple Pies - great idea for Thanksgiving dessert! http://backforseconds.com  #apple #pie #thanksgiving

I hope these little apple pies do just that. They are overstuffed with a caramel-y, cinnamon apple filling, and the crust is so buttery and delicious. And, bonus! You get to eat the whole pie. All.By.Yourself.


Today me and some of my favorite blog friends are throwing a Launch Party for Back For Seconds new site!

Don’t I have the sweetest friends?!?!

Easy Homemade Mini Apple Pies - great idea for Thanksgiving dessert! http://backforseconds.com  #apple #pie #thanksgiving

Are you ready to have your taste buds tempted? Are you ready to party? I sure hope so, because my friends all made mouth-watering party treats for you! Here is the line up – you won’t want to miss a single one of these!

The Domestic Rebel – Funfetti Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting

Mandy’s Recipe Box – Cake Batter Cookies

Kitchen Meets Girl – Toffee Cream Pie

Crazy For Crust – Muddy Buddy Cheeseball

Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate – Dulce de Leche Parfaits

Flour Me with Love – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Heather’s French Press -Dirty Blondie

Be sure to visit each one of these incredible ladies and say “hi” for me! I know it’s quite a spread. Bookmark or Pin this page if you have to and go through all the goodies when you get a break in your day. You will be SO glad you did ;)

Easy Homemade Mini Apple Pies - great idea for Thanksgiving dessert! http://backforseconds.com  #apple #pie #thanksgiving

Individual Apple Pies

Serves 6
Prep time 35 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
These mini apple pies are overstuffed with caramel-y, cinnamon apple filling and have a delightful buttery crust. They are the perfect dessert for a holiday, housewarming, or any day!



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter (cold)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaped teaspoons water (cold)


  • 4 Medium apples (I like Granny Smith)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 heaped tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/3 cup water


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400*
Step 2
Peel, core, and chop apples and place in a skillet. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and stir. Add in the sugar, cinnamon and water and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until apples just start to soften and a sauce forms. Turn off heat.
Pie Crust
Step 3
In a food processor pulse together flour, salt, and butter until it looks like crumbs. Add water a little at a time until a dough forms.
Step 4
Roll out dough on a clean surface to 1/4" or so thickness. Cut out 6 circles using a cookie cutter or a glass about 3 1/2" wide. (You will have to re roll to get all 6 circles, but work quickly. You want the butter in the dough to melt in the oven, not on your counter.) Place circles in a muffin tin and press lightly to form the pie shell. Roll out the remaining scraps of dough and cut into strips or shapes to place on top of the pies.
Step 5
Spoon generous amounts of the filling into each pie crust. I overfilled mine to give them nice high rounded tops. Place remaining strips or shapes of dough on top of the filling.
Step 6
Bake pies for about 20 minutes or until crusts start to become golden. *For a darker crust brush an egg wash over pies before baking. Let cool in the pan completely before removing.

And now for something else superduper FUN!

Like many of you, I am a bit obsessed with Instagram. It’s a fun way to connect on a more personal level with everyone. You get to see snippets of their life that you don’t get to see in a blog post. I noticed that I am not the only one who can’t get enough of it, so I put together a photo-a-day type schedule that we can all do together! Eeeik! It’s gonna be so fun and I can’t wait to see all of your pictures!

Back For Seconds Snapshot Social Photo A Day November

This schedule is meant to be a sort of inspirational guide for you. It’s going to be so cool seeing everyone’s different interpretations. I hope you will join the Snapshot Social! Here’s how it will work:

First of all, it would be swell if you followed me :)

For each picture you post use the hashtag #snapshotsocial This way you can see the photos of all the awesome people following this same schedule.

Easy, right? You just might find new friends through doing this and hopefully we will all get to know each other better too.

Thanks so much for coming to my Launch Party today! I really am thankful to each one of you who takes the time to visit me and read along. You guys rock! Now go check out my friends’ killer party recipes ;)

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  1. says

    What a beautiful layout! Purple is my favorite color, so of course, I’m impressed! These adorable little pies are perfect too…love your sweet little pedestal also. Congrats & best wishes to you!

  2. says

    These are so cute! I love the beautiful photos too! I just recently saw a recipe for pies in 8 oz mason jars. I’m glad I found your blog on Growing Home.

  3. says

    These look incredible- wanted you to know I featured these on my Saturday favorites- have a great weekend and I can’t wait to attempt these!! Claire

  4. says

    These look absolutely AMAZING! I’ve been drooling over these ever since I discovered your recipe a few months ago, but I have a quick question: why do you cook the apple pie mixture on the stove before baking? Is this absolutely necessary, or can you just let them cook together with the pastry?
    Thanks in advance! :)

    • says

      Hi there! I cook the apples in advance because the pies are small and don’t cook long in the oven. I didn’t want crunchy apples in my pies. However, I haven’t tried it that way, and maybe if you cut the apples small enough, the time in the oven would be sufficient. Let me know if you try it! Thanks for stopping by!

      • says

        Thanks for your reply! That makes sense…crunchy apples in apple pie are no fun. I’m making mine poptart/MacDonald’s mini apple pie style, so I’ll just have to experiment and see. :D

  5. Jenna says

    Just curious, in the filling it says butter but there are no directions when to add it in…does it go in the skillet with the rest of the filling?

  6. David Smith says

    I love apple pie and making them in this mini form would make it easy to eat and I could make a bunch of them and then put some in the freezer for later. Thanks for the recipe.


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