Two weeks until Pie Day aka Thanksgiving! I’m definitely looking forward to the pies and the cranberry sauce the most 🙂
I’m always curious to know people’s favorite pie types. My husband’s favorite is definitely apple so we have that every year. My personal favorites are pumpkin and pecan. With Nicholas’ allergies though, I don’t anticipate serving a pecan pie anytime soon though. Oh well!
I thought it’d be fun to think of a slightly different version of apple pie with these mini apple pie bites! They’d be perfect as part of a dessert tray for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or any type of party. I love that they are little two bite treats with all the taste of apple pie. The bite size makes it that you can have your pie, plus your cookies (or other favorite sweet treat) too!
What’s your favorite type of pie? Do you like mini desserts?
Makes fifteen apple pie bites
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
One box of phyllo shells (at my store the box contains 15 each)
Whipped cream for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Bake the phyllo shells according to package directions, 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
In a medium bowl, combine apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Melt the butter over medium heat in a saute pan.
Once butter is melted, add seasoned apple mixture to the pan to cook and soften.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until apples have softened.
To assemble, place a generous scoop of apple mixture into each baked phyllo shell. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Note- after baking, the phyllo shells don’t stay crisp for too long, so I would not recommend doing that too far in advance of serving. You can however make the apple pie filling in advance and refrigerate and then just heat up quickly while you bake the phyllo shells to make things easier when entertaining!