Valentine’s Day Mini Apple Pies

Emma

Food Blogger | Recipe Enthusiast🍲

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to bake something special for your loved ones, and what could be more delightful than homemade mini apple pies? These charming heart-shaped treats are not only delicious but also a sweet way to show your affection.

Packed with the classic flavors of cinnamon and apple, encased in a flaky pastry, these mini pies are sure to win hearts!
For another Valentine’s recipe, try the Red Hot Fudge for a delightful treat!

Valentine’s Day Mini Apple Pies Ingredients

For the Apple Filling:

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

The Pastry:

  • Puff pastry, thawed (2-4 rolls, depending on heart size)
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 Egg, beaten (for egg wash)

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons milk (adjust as needed)

Directions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the Apple Mixture: In a bowl, mix the diced apples with lemon juice, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Ensure the apples are evenly coated.
  3. Roll Out the Pastry: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the pastry bases.
  4. Assemble the Pies: Place the heart cutouts on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon the apple mixture onto each base, leaving a small border.
  5. Seal the Pies: Brush the borders with beaten egg. Place another heart cutout on top and press the edges with a fork to seal.
  6. Bake: Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle a dash of salt. Bake for 18-21 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Frosting: Mix powdered sugar and milk to create a drizzle-consistency frosting. Once the pies are cool, drizzle with frosting and add sprinkles if desired.

Notes

  • Apple Choice: Granny Smith apples are ideal for their tartness and firmness, but feel free to experiment with other varieties.
  • Pastry Tips: Thaw the puff pastry according to package instructions for best results.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve these mini pies warm for a comforting dessert experience.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 2598
  • Fat: 143 g
    • Saturated fat: 44 g
    • Trans fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg
  • Sodium: 2065 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 287 g
    • Fiber: 20 g
    • Sugar: 105 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Vitamin D: 0 mcg
  • Calcium: 98 mg
  • Iron: 12 mg
  • Potassium: 570 mg

FAQs

Can I Use Homemade Pastry?

Absolutely! If you prefer homemade pastry, feel free to use your favorite recipe.

How Long Can I Store These Mini Pies?

These mini apple pies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze Them?

Yes, these pies can be frozen. Wrap them individually and freeze for up to a month. Reheat in the oven to serve.

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Valentine’s Day Mini Apple Pies

Celebrate love and sweetness this Valentine’s Day with delightful Mini Apple Pies

  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: Varies

Ingredients

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For the Apple Filling:

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

For the Pastry:

  • Puff pastry, thawed (2-4 rolls, depending on heart size)
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 Egg, beaten (for egg wash)

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons milk (adjust as needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the Apple Mixture: In a bowl, mix the diced apples with lemon juice, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Ensure the apples are evenly coated.
  3. Roll Out the Pastry: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut out the pastry bases.
  4. Assemble the Pies: Place the heart cutouts on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon the apple mixture onto each base, leaving a small border.
  5. Seal the Pies: Brush the borders with beaten egg. Place another heart cutout on top and press the edges with a fork to seal.
  6. Bake: Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle a dash of salt. Bake for 18-21 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Frosting: Mix powdered sugar and milk to create a drizzle-consistency frosting. Once the pies are cool, drizzle with frosting and add sprinkles if desired.

Notes

  • Apple Choice: Granny Smith apples are ideal for their tartness and firmness, but feel free to experiment with other varieties.
  • Pastry Tips: Thaw the puff pastry according to package instructions for best results.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve these mini pies warm for a comforting dessert experience.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Mini Pie
  • Calories: 2598
  • Sugar: 105 g
  • Sodium: 2065 mg
  • Fat: 143 g
  • Saturated Fat: 44 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 287 g
  • Fiber: 20 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg

Keywords: Valentine’s Day, Apple Pie, Dessert, Baking

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