Mini Caramel Apple Pies
 
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Serves: 12-14 pies
Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry (approx. 16 oz.) -thawed according to package directions
  • 1- 2 large baking apples, cut into small cubes (like Granny Smith, Braeburn, Jonagold, or Honeycrisp)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg*
  • ¼ tsp all spice*
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger*
  • 12-14 caramels , cut into small pieces (or substitute a spoonful of caramel sauce per mini pie)
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place chopped apples in a medium bowl, squeeze the juice of the lemon over apples and mix. Add the sugar and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and ginger) and mix to incorporate. Set aside.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed puff pastry dough. Use a cookie cutter (2- 21/2 inch diameter), the top of a glass or metal ring from a mason jar to cut dough into circle pieces.Make sure you have an even number of circles so each pie has a top and bottom. Gather up excess dough, roll out and cut out additional circles if necessary.
  4. Place half of the puff pastry circle on the prepared baking sheet. Add a scoop of apple mixture to each (approx. 1 Tbsp) leaving a border around the edges. Add caramel pieces (or caramel sauce). Top each pie with a puff pastry circle. and seal edges with fork. Using a fork also poke a few holes in the top of each pie.
  5. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of each pie with egg. Place in the oven, cook 15-20 mins. until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.
Notes
* nutmeg, all spice and ground ginger are optional. You can use just cinnamon if you wish, or substitute 2 tsp already prepared apple pie spices
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pie Calories: 179 Fat: 9.4 g Saturated fat: 3.0 g Carbohydrates: 20.4 g Sugar: 8.9 g Sodium: 178.7 mg Fiber: .7 g Protein: 3.2 g Cholesterol: 13.9 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/mini-caramel-apple-pies/