When you’re in a time crunch and need to whip up a dessert for a crowd, consider trying out Mini Apple Pies for a quick and delightful solution! These treats feature apple pie filling nestled within crispy baked cups crafted from wonton wrappers. You can prepare an entire batch of these delectable treats in just a little over 15 minutes, making them perfect for advance preparation and assembling just before serving.
Whenever I visit the Asian grocery store, I always make sure to stock up on certain pantry staples, and wonton wrappers are a constant presence on my shopping list. They freeze exceptionally well and serve a versatile role beyond their traditional use in wontons. I’ve employed them for crafting mini triangles, faux mini cannoli, and most frequently, for creating petite cups to house both sweet and savory fillings.
Previously, I shared my recipe for Caesar Salad Wonton Cups, demonstrating how wonton cups can be used for savory indulgences. Now, these mini Apple Pies showcase their sweet side.
If you prefer, you can opt for frozen pastry in lieu of wonton wrappers. The key advantage here is that you save time by not having to cut out pastry rounds since the wonton wrappers are an ideal size for fashioning cups in muffin trays. After just 10 to 15 minutes in the oven, they emerge golden brown and delightfully crispy (thanks to a quick spritz of oil). During this time, you can prepare the pie filling, making it possible to create these delightful treats in a little over 15 minutes, from start to finish. (Pro tip: If you want to speed things up further, you can use canned Apple Pie filling.) Another fantastic aspect of these mini treats is their readiness for advance preparation. You can store the wonton cups in an airtight container for a couple of days, while the Apple Pie Filling and cream can be prepared the day before. To assemble, simply warm the Apple Pie Filling in the microwave until it reaches a warm (not hot) temperature, then scoop it into the cups and garnish with cream.
My inspiration for making Apple Pie comes from my friend Meggan at Culinary Hill, who has been on a quest to craft the ultimate Apple Pie. While I empathize with her and her journey to create the perfect Apple Pie, it’s also why I have utmost confidence in the recipes I find on her blog. Meggan, we truly appreciate your dedication and eagerly anticipate your Apple Pie creation!
Oh, and before I forget, each of these delightful treats contains only 140 calories. But I refrain from emphasizing their low calorie count because, let’s be honest, resisting the temptation to have more than one is nearly impossible!