Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Apples and apples and apples, as far as the eye can see! I’ve peeled and cut so many my hands have stiffened up. I am in no way complaining about this bounty of sweet deliciousness, but there is only so many dehydrated apple chips apple puree and homemade apple cider vinegar one can have.

Today I’m going to go straight down the road to treat-ville. No amount of claiming ‘but there is fruit in it!’ is going to make these any healthier. We are well and truly in dessert territory, and I for one am happy to be there.

Apple + Caramel, Caramel + Apple. No matter which way you put it, these two flavours are meant to be together.

What makes it even better is that the caramel sauce is homemade. Store-bought caramel has NOTHING on homemade stuff. Plus, when you make it there is always enough left in the jar for future desserts.

Once your caramel is made, you’ll add it to the apple filling as well as over top of the little pies. Apple slices are first sauteed in butter and a little cinnamon til they are soft. Then the gooey caramel is added and they are cooked a little more.

I am using store-bought puff pastry, or else I couldn’t brag about how quick these are to make. (Really! They are so quick.)

One sheet of ready rolled puff is cut into 4 pieces, each will be a little pie.  A good tablespoon of apple filling placed in the middle, folded in half and crimped with a fork. Add a few slits in the top and ta-da!

A little egg wash on top and they are ready to be baked.

Once they’re golden brown and cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool before smothering them with rich caramel sauce.

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Happy Baking!

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