Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Mini caramel apple pies are half the calories of a real caramel apple pie slice, I tell myself while ignoring actual nutritional facts.

Mini Caramel Apple Pies

If you’ve never cooked with wanton or gyoza skins before, this’ll be more than just a dessert recipe. This one will change your life! These skins are great for cutting out the hassle of dough or stuffed pastas like ravioli. These are super cheap from our local Asian market and make these apple pies so much easier. I also used store bought caramel dip for the sake of simplicity, but if you’re big into making things from scratch check out this post from www.fivehearthome.com on making your own caramel dip.

Mini Caramel Apple Pies
Mini Caramel Apple Pies
Mini Caramel Apple Pies
Mini Caramel Apple Pies

These mini caramel apple pies are for those who really love “cute food”. They’re a great serving size and I did them two ways for this recipe. You can use either one skin each, and make them more appetizer-esque, or use two skins to make little apple pies that work great as an individual serving. I poked the tops of the pies with a fork so the steam can let out, but they still tend to puff up a bit. Too big of a hole and they gush caramel goodness all over themselves, which I’m really not that sad about, because… caramel. Good luck! I hope these make their way into your kitchen this holiday season, and enjoy!

Mini Caramel Apple Pies
Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Serves 12

Prep Time: 1 hour  |  Cook Time: 27 mins  |  Total Time: 1 hour 27 mins

  • 2 Packs Gyoza or Wanton Skins (96 total)
  • 1 16oz Container of Caramel Dipping Sauce
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples, Peeled and Diced
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, Divided
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon, Divided
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

 

Step 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2. Combine diced apples, 2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg in a medium sized sauce pan on medium high heat. Cook for 15 minutes uncovered, stirring often throughout the process.

Step 3. Remove apples from heat and let cool for a 4-5 minutes. Add caramel and stir to combine and heat the caramel through.

Step 4. Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet and lay out gyoza skins. Spoon out apple mixture into the middle. Then wet the edge of the gyoza skins and close by pressing the edges together. This is where you’ll choose to do the 1 or 2 skins for your apple pies.

Step 5. Using a fork, press down on the sealed edges of the apple pies.

Step 6. Melt 2 Tbsp butter and brush onto the closed pies. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon, mix, and sprinkle on the buttered pies.

Step 7. Place the baking sheets into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove and serve!

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