Cinnamon Apple Personal Pies

Start with Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, and these colorful hand pies will be the most-requested dessert at your holiday buffet.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon flour
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
apple, peeled, chopped (1 cup)
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
20
cinnamon imperial candies
1
egg, lightly beaten
4
teaspoons red sugar
1
tube Betty Crocker™ green cookie icing
4
(1-inch) pieces pretzel sticks

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sugar, flour and cinnamon; stir in apple.
  • 3 Unroll 1 pie crust on lightly floured surface; roll to 12-inch diameter. Press mold on crust forming 4 dough circles. Turn mold over; place 1 dough circle into one side of mold, pushing down gently to fill mold, making sure dough is stretched to edge of mold.
  • 4 Spoon 1/4 cup apple mixture into center of dough circle. Place 5 cinnamon candies evenly over apple mixture. Lightly brush egg on edge of dough circle. Place second dough circle with air vent on top of filling, making sure scalloped edges match. Close mold; press to crimp and seal pie.
  • 5 Trace apple shape on pie with table knife, using light pressure. Lightly brush egg over apple design on crust; sprinkle 1 teaspoon red sugar over top.
  • 6 Prick top of crust with a fork in two places to allow steam to escape during baking.
  • 7 Carefully remove pie from mold; place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining pie crust dough and filling.
  • 8 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 9 Pipe a small strip of green icing on pretzel stick, and press down on stem portion of apple. Use green icing to pipe a leaf shape on right side of stem. Repeat with remaining three pies.

Expert Tips

For Apple-Cranberry Pies, substitute dried sweetened cranberries for the cinnamon candies; omit the red sugar and other decorations.

Tovolo makes other petite pie mold designs including: pumpkin, star, heart, pear and strawberry.