These not only taste like fall is wrapping you in a warm hug, but they are super adorable too!
You have to make my mini apple pies in wonton cups. The cups are sugary and crispy and the mixture is full of sweet goodness.
Mini Apple Pies in Wonton Cups
Have you ever wanted to try something out of the ordinary? Try to break out of the hum-drum and surprise yourself.
That is what these are.
Yes, everyone knows and loves apple pie. And you’ve probably seen mini apple pies or even apple tarts online.
But have you ever tried to make them in mini wonton cups, covered in a dusting of sugar? Well, you should.
This recipe gives you everything you love about apple pie – the soft apples, the rich and sugary sauce – and adds an unexpected crunchy shell.
These are about to become your new favorite way to bake apple pie!
What type of apple is best for baking?
The best apples for baking are Granny Smith apples. They are tart and hold up to baking really well. You don’t want to use a really sweet apple because you are already adding a lot of sugar to the filling.
Mini Apple Pies Shopping List
This is what you’ll need from the store before you make these amazing desserts.
- 12 wonton wrappers
- Granulated sugar
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- Brown sugar
- Whipped cream
Can these be eaten without a fork?
Since they don’t have a top and the filling is super gooey, you’ll definitely want to eat them with a fork.
How long do you cook mini apple pies in wonton cups?
You’ll pre-bake the wonton wrappers for about 8 minutes. Then, you will make the filling on the stove – that takes about 10 minutes. It all finishes in the oven just long enough to heat it all through.
These take about 15-20 minutes to make.
What else can you use for crust for mini apple pies?
The crispy wonton cups are surprising and a fun twist on a classic. There are lots of things you can use as crust and just reuse my filling recipe.
Here are some of my favorite ideas for apple pie crusts:
- Puff pastry
- Shortcrust pastry
- Crescent rolls
- Pie crust as tarts
How to Make Mini Apple Pies in Wonton Cups, Step-By-Step
Now I’m going to show you every step of the baking process. As you can see, these are super easy. They look delicate and involved, but they aren’t.
First, prepare the wonton wrappers with melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. This is also my favorite way to season my toast.
The second step is to lay 2 shells in each muffin cup. Lay one in, then turn the next one 90 degrees. This gives the cups the flower petal look.
Third, bake the shells for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
Next, you’ll make the filling. In a skillet combine the apples, sugar, spices and butter. After the apples are softer, you’ll add the cornstarch mixture. The cornstarch thickens the sauce up a bit.
Then, remove the filling and let it come to room temperature.
After the chilling cooled a bit, fill the wonton cups. Just them in the 350 oven for about 5 minutes, enough time for them to heat back up.
Serve them warm! You can even add a bit of whipped cream or some ice cream.
They are delicious!
Mini Apple Pies in Wonton Cups Recipe
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These beautiful mini apple pies are cooked in crispy wonton cups. They are beautiful, made from scratch, and a perfect fall baking treat.
- 12 wonton wrappers
- 1 tablespoon of melted Butter
- ¼ cup of white granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Sugar
- 2 large Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and roughly chopped
- a pinch of Salt
- 2 tablespoon of Butter
- ½ cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of ground All Spice
- 2 teaspoon of Cornstarch + 2 tablespoon of Water
- Whipped Cream2 large Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and roughly chopped
- a pinch of ground Cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a 6 cup muffin pan with melted butter or non-stick cooking spray.
Combine a tablespoon of ground cinnamon with white granulated sugar. Mix well to make cinnamon sugar.
Lay out the wonton wrappers on the working surface and brush them with melted butter. Generously sprinkle with the prepared cinnamon sugar.
Lay two wonton wrappers on top of each other. Turn the top wrapper by 90 degree, so that all eight corners are facing opposite directions. Place it on one of the muffin cup and press it down gently to create a cup shape, with the corners sticking out. Repeat with remaining wontons wrappers. There would be 2 wonton wrappers in each muffin cup.
Bake it in the oven for 8 minutes. Let it cool.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pan, over medium heat.
Add the chopped apples along with a pinch of salt and let it cook for 5 minutes, till slightly soft.
Add the ground cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. Also add the brown sugar and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch with water to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the apple pie filling and let it cook for a minute, stirring it constantly. Remove form heat and let the pie filing come to room temperature.
Divide the pie filling among the baked wonton cups.
Bake for another 5 minutes at 350 F. Let it cool slightly and remove from the muffin pan.
Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
How long do the mini apple pies last?
These Apple Pie Wonton Cups are best served on the same day. If you want to serve at a later date, prepare the wonton cup and store it in an air tight container on the counter. Make the apple pie filling and store it in the fridge for up to a week.
Are the mini apple pies best warm?
Yes! They are the most amazing right out of the oven. They still taste just as good at room temperature, but try them warm, you’ll see what I mean.
Other Ways to Make Mini Apple Pies in A Muffin Tin
I love using my muffin tin to make fun desserts. They are so beautiful – and everyone gets the same amount for each serving!
Her are 3 of my favorite mini apple pie recipes in muffin tins.
- Liv for Cake – Apple Crisp Cookie Cups. These are just like they sound. They use a cookie dough inside a muffin tin and are filled with apple pie filling.
- Bake Play Smile – Caramel Apple Pies. They even have a lattice crust on top!
- Daily Dish Recipes – Muffin Tin Apple Pies. She even made her own crust. This is impressive!
More Apple Recipes
I love baking with apples! Here are some more of my favorite recipes that I’ve shared on Venture1105.