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Apple Pie Puff Pastry

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Prep Time: 5 mins    Cook Time: 15 mins

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Classic apple pie is always a welcome dessert, but nobody can ever resist a second helping of this apple pie puff pastry! This basic, 6-ingredient recipe is easy enough for baking newbies.

Two apple pie puff pastries on a plate ready to eat.
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The sweetness of the apples, crunchy walnuts, and earthy cinnamon team up with puff pastry for a very tasty dessert. Add some whipped cream for apple pie a la mode, or enjoy it warm or chilled, just as it is.

Using premade puff pastry sheets and pie filling takes a lot of the work out of making this delicious recipe and saves time and energy too. You don’t need to peel, core, and slice Granny Smith apples when using this shortcut.

You don’t have to tell anyone how easy this recipe is. Just sit back and wait for the compliments to come rolling in! And if you're looking for other delicious desserts this fall, make sure you try these pumpkin brownies or this old-fashioned apple crisp.

Main Ingredients

The ingredients used to make apply pie puff pastry spread out on a table.

Every ingredient in this recipe is a main ingredient since there are only 6 of them in total. Let’s take a look at what you will need to make this delicious dessert:

  • Apple pie filling: Apple is the main flavor in the dish. You can use any brand. Some are sweeter than others, so just pick your favorite brand.
  • Puff pastry sheets: To contain the delicious apple filling. Thaw frozen puff pastry or any kind of store-bought pastry dough. If you really want make it homemade, go ahead, but I love this easy shortcut!
  • Walnuts: For crunch. Walnuts add texture to the apple pies, but you can omit them if you aren’t keen or replace them with chopped pecans or mixed nuts.
  • Cinnamon: To enhance the apple flavor. Cinnamon and apples go so well together. Add a generous pinch of cinnamon to the mixture. You might need to use a little less if your filling has a lot of cinnamon in there.
  • Confectioners' sugar: For the glaze. This ingredient combines with milk (any kind!) to make a sweet, sticky glaze. The glaze is the perfect finishing touch for these amazing apple pie puff pastry treats.

Instructions Overview

I told you these were easy and you won’t be disappointed! Unroll the puff pastry and cut it into squares. Press these squares into greased muffin tin cups.

Divide the filling, cinnamon, and walnuts between the squares. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden, and then let them cool completely.

Combine the milk and confectioners' sugar to make a thick glaze and drizzle this over the pastries. That’s it! Enjoy!

Mini apple pies in a muffin tin.

Common Questions

What should I serve with these pastries?

Add some whipped cream if you want, but really they are great just as they are. These Danishes are also portable so you might want to grab one for breakfast on the go when you’re rushing out the door! They are so good with coffee.

Can I make them ahead?

These are best warm from the oven, but you can make them up to 2 days ahead.

How should I store them?

Keep them refrigerated on a plastic wrap-covered plate and enjoy them within 2 days.

Can I freeze apple pie pastries?

Freeze the pastries between sheets of wax paper in a freezer bag. They will only keep fresh for about 2 weeks in the freezer, unlike a lot of other desserts which last longer. Another option is to freeze the filled pastry before cooking, then thaw overnight and bake the following day.

Can I use another kind of fruit?

Any kind of pie filling would be good in these little Danishes. Try blueberry or cherry pie filling and omit the cinnamon from the recipe. Or use peach pie filling and use the cinnamon or swap it for nutmeg. You could even get creative and combine 2 fillings!

Close up of a mini apple pie pastry with a spoonful on the side.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Make sure the pastry is fully thawed before making the recipe. It can take up to a couple of hours to thaw at room temperature so plan ahead.
  • Use apple pie filling with finely diced apple pieces rather than the kind with larger pieces of sliced apple, so they will fit easily into the individual crusts in the muffin tin cups.
  • Either drizzle the glaze randomly over the little pies or snip the corner off a Ziploc bag for clean lines.
A stack of apple pastries.

Apple pie puff pastry makes a wonderful breakfast, snack, or dessert. They couldn’t be easier to make if you use readymade puff pastry and canned pie filling.

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Recipe

How to Make

Apple Pie Puff Pastry

You just can’t go wrong with this simple 6-ingredient recipe. The sweet apple filling, crumbly pastry, and sweet glaze are perfect.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 18 pastries

Ingredients

  • 21 ounces canned apple pie filling
  • 2 puff pastry sheets
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk, any type
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take two muffin tins and spray them with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Unroll both puff pastry sheets and cut each of them into 9 square pieces so that you end up with a total of 18 square pieces. Then gently press one square piece into each of the cups in the muffin tins.
  • Now fill each one with a heaping tablespoon of the apple pie filling and then equally sprinkle some cinnamon and walnuts over all of them. Bake for up to 15 minutes until the pastries turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely. In the meantime, mix the confectioners' sugar and milk in a medium bowl until it turns into thick icing.
  • Once completely cooled, drizzle the icing over the top of the pastries. Serve and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Make sure the pastry is fully thawed before making the recipe. It can take up to a couple of hours to thaw at room temperature so plan ahead.
  • Use apple pie filling with finely diced apple pieces rather than the kind with larger pieces of sliced apple, so they will fit easily into the individual crusts in the muffin tin cups.
  • Either drizzle the glaze randomly over the little pies or snip the corner off a Ziploc bag for clean lines.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 234kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 31g (10%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 12g (18%), Saturated Fat: 3g (19%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 84mg (4%), Potassium: 41mg (1%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 15g (17%), Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 9mg (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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