Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures of mini Dutch apple pie caramel crumble and the best apple crumble pie! If you’re anything like me, you love a good slice of pie, especially in the fall. But who has the time to make a whole pie from scratch? That’s where these mini apple pies come in – they’re quick, easy, and oh so delicious. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!
First up, we have the mini Dutch apple pie caramel crumble. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist the crunchy crumble topping and the gooey caramel sauce. To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. Then, in a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Cut in 1/2 cup of unsalted butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Press the mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, making sure to press it up the sides.
For the filling, peel and dice one Granny Smith apple into small pieces. Mix together 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Toss the diced apples in the sugar mixture until they are evenly coated. Spoon the apple mixture into the crusts, and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
While the pies are baking, it’s time to make the caramel sauce. In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of unsalted butter over medium-high heat. Stir in 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once the pies are done, drizzle the caramel sauce over the top and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Trust me, these mini Dutch apple pie caramel crumble bites won’t last long!
Next up, we have the best apple crumble pie. This recipe is perfect for those who prefer a classic apple pie with a crunchy crumble topping. To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix together 6 cups of thinly sliced peeled apples, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Spoon the apple mixture into an unbaked 9-inch pie crust.
For the crumble topping, mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces. Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the crumble over the top of the pie.
Bake the pie for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. This apple crumble pie is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!
So there you have it, two delicious apple pie recipes that are perfect for fall. Whether you prefer a mini bite or a full pie, these recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Happy baking!