Caramel Apple Pie Cups Are Little Bites Of Perfection

I can’t get enough of the delicious food that is around in the fall. Truth be told this is the hardest time of year for me to control any and all cravings I have for homemade baked goods. Anything with baked apples, caramel, pumpkin and all the warm, cozy spices of fall just speaks to straight to my stomach. Self-control goes a little bit out the window when I’m confronted with treats like these delicious Caramel Apple Pie Cups.

Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life




As I was creating another recipe for the season I sort of stumbled upon making these and I’m so happy I did! They are warm, gooey and a perfect blend of cinnamon and apple baked to perfection.

I had extra crust from another recipe – not enough to use to make more of my other recipe, but too much to toss without feeling guilty. I saw an empty cupcake pan and decided to get a little inventive. I had no idea if the dough would behave properly in “cup” form and I wasn’t sure how everything would melt together, but it turned out to be a good use of the dough and my time.

One word of caution with these though…You won’t be able to stop eating them. They’re bite-sized, snackable and your guests will be asking for the recipe.

You need to make them either a few hours before you’re planning to serve them or use them as soon as possible. Usually I can figure out a way to preserve baked goods for a day or two. Not these. By day two they have dried out. I blame the caramel.

For the full recipe, check out the steps below!

Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life

 

Pie dough ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp. of baking powder
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of water

 

Pie filling ingredients:

  • 4 large Pink Lady apples
  • ½ Tbsp. of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 10 caramels, cut into small cubes
  • 1 can of lemon lime soda or lemon lime soda water




Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life

Steps:

1. Add flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl and mix them together.

2. Add in your butter and use your hands to mix the butter in until everything is well blended.

3. Stir in sour cream.

4. Add more flour a tablespoon at a time until the mixture isn’t sticking to your hands.

5. Chill dough for one hour.

6. Add the lemon lime soda to a bowl and begin cutting your apples. You want them in small cubes so that they fit within the hand pies. Once cut let them soak in the lemon lime soda so they don’t brown.

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7. Once they’ve all had a few minutes in the soda, drain the apples and pat them dry.

8. Add them to a bowl and add your cinnamon and sugar. Let this mixture sit for 30 minutes. You can chill it or you can cover it and let it sit at room temperature.

9. While apples are chilling, cut your caramels into cubes and set aside.

10. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

11. Remove dough from fridge and roll out with a rolling pin on wax or parchment paper. If the dough is sticky continue to dust it with flour so it’s workable.

Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life

12. Use a glass to cut out circles for the hand pies. You can also use a round cookie cutter if you have one.

13. Spray a cupcake pan with cooking spray or use olive oil to grease the inside of each cup. Make sure you don’t skip this step and make sure that you get all the area inside each cup.

Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life

14. Add each of your round pieces of dough to each cupcake spot and spread the dough up the walls of the cupcake pocket. Add extra dough to the edges if you need to. This dough won’t really expand so what you see is what you get.

15. Spoon in your apple mixture to each cup and add two or three caramel cubes to each.

16. Bake for 15 minutes and then remove them from the pan immediately using a knife around the sides to get them out if necessary.

17. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

If you end up serving these a few hours after making them you can reheat them in the microwave. I suggest brushing them with a bit of water before putting them in the microwave to keep them for drying out.

Happy eating, friends! And happy fall!

Caramel Apple Pie Cups - The Everyday Mom Life


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  • Taylor Aube October 12, 2017 08.38 pm

    Oh my gosh these look absolutely delicious! I literally want to eat them all. SO YUMMY!! 🙂

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  • Jane Davidson | Typically Jane October 12, 2017 09.52 pm

    Yum yum yum! These look unbelievably good! I can’t wait to make them. I think these would be perfect for a party!

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  • Amber Nelson October 12, 2017 10.38 pm

    What a perfect recipe to try this fall. I love caramel apple flavored anything!

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  • robin rue October 12, 2017 10.48 pm

    Those sound really yummy! I am going to have to make this tasty treat for my family this weekend.

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  • Rigel Celeste October 13, 2017 12.47 am

    Oooh, I love these for sweet snacking. I love apple pie but it only serves 6 or so. This would stretch it out for a bigger group/smaller servings! (and YUM caramel)

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  • Melissa Chapman October 13, 2017 01.08 am

    I am not a regular baker so I don’t know if I can make this dough from scratch like you do. If I can get some premade dough I will make these they look so good.

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  • AnnMarie John October 13, 2017 01.20 am

    I love pie cups because they’re perfect for serving to kids. It’s not big that they won’t be able to finish and not too smell that they need another serving. I think it’s a recipe that they’ll enjoy too. We love caramel apple and we also love apple pie! This is perfect!

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  • Rachee October 13, 2017 01.38 am

    What a simple recipe! Easy to make and looks darned tasty!

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  • Carolyn October 13, 2017 03.12 pm

    Apple pie is my favorite in the fall but I have never made it with caramel. I am excited to try this to mix things up a little.

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  • Charlene October 13, 2017 06.37 pm

    OMGsh these look amazing! Apples and caramel are my favorite! Saving this for later!

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  • Meg October 13, 2017 07.12 pm

    Wow, these look delicious and not too difficult! They would taste delicious on Thanksgiving, mmm.

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  • Meg October 13, 2017 07.14 pm

    Wow, these sound delicious, and not too difficult! They would taste delicious on Thanksgiving, mmm.

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  • Monica October 14, 2017 12.22 am

    Oh my goodness, these look delicious!! I love apple anything (: Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cindy Ingalls October 14, 2017 03.19 am

    These would work so well for Thanksgiving celebrations and for the upcoming cookie trading party season. I love the flavor of apples and caramel. It just screams fall.

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  • Heather October 14, 2017 03.02 pm

    Wow, these look incredible. They would be so much fun to serve at a holiday party!

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  • Brittany October 14, 2017 05.26 pm

    The title for this post is perfection! I love the recipes that this time of year brings. These look absolutely divine.

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  • Jeanine October 14, 2017 06.15 pm

    Oh my goodness these look so delicious. Apple is one of my all time faves. These look so good my whole family would enjoy!

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  • Jeanine October 14, 2017 06.15 pm

    Oh my goodness these look so delicious. Apple is one of my all time faves. These look so good my whole family would enjoy!

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  • Jenny October 15, 2017 12.52 am

    These look so good! We are doing a Fall cooking activity next week and I am going to give this a go. I think my kids will really like making these.

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  • Angie October 15, 2017 08.12 pm

    Omg these look so good! And you’re right it’s hard to turn down any type of Fall dessert or baked good!

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  • TColeman October 16, 2017 01.32 pm

    These definitely look like they are little bits of heaven! Need to make them soon.

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  • Deserena October 17, 2017 06.21 pm

    This looks so yummy! I love apples thank you for sharing

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