Mini Apple Pies, Gluten Free

by Jenn on December 2, 2009

in Desserts,Gluten Free

Mini Apple Pies
These mini hand-held pies were possibly one of most complimented foods that I made for Thanksgiving.  I used the same pie crust recipe as I did with the empanadas a couple weeks ago, but created a caramel cream apple filling instead of the empanada filling to make them like little pies, and then just sprinkled cinnamon on top.  These were pretty simple to make, and super convenient given their rather small portion size, and fantastic ability to be reheated.  Another bonus was that I could make them days ahead of time, freeze them, and then thaw during the day and bake them right at the end of dinner without a lot of actual time needed in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day – a big plus when various people are cooking to feed 20!

One could really put in any filling that you want into these pies, but I just love using fresh apples in the Fall, and I don’t think that I could ever get tired of maple and caramel flavor with apples!