Caramel Apple Little Pie Recipe

This is a very simple recipe to make.  The filling is simply apples, caramel ice cream topping, and a little starch.  We heated the ice cream topping so that it was easy to toss the apples in the topping. We used firm Granny Smith apples and no further ingredients were needed.

Not counting the water and frosting, this is a three ingredient recipe.

2 cups just-add-water pie crust mix for six turnovers
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoons cold water
2 cups baking apples peeled and thinly sliced with an Apple Master or other means
1/2 cup good quality caramel ice cream topping
1 tablespoon Instant Clearjel

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mix the pie crust mix and water.  Roll out the pie crust until it is just less than 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Use a dough press to cut out six circles for the little pies.
  3. Warm the ice cream topping in the microwave just until it flows easily.  Place the prepared apples in a large bowl.  Sprinkle with Clearjel. Pour the caramel filling over the apples and toss the apples until coated.
  4. Place the circles in the press one at a time.  Scoop about 1/3 cup filling into the center.  Brush the edges with water and fold and crimp with press.  Place the completed pie on the baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining five dough circles.  Poke four sets of ventholes in each pie toallow steam to escape as the pies bake.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the pies begin to brown.  Remove to a wire rack tocool.

For the icing:

You may use whatever flavor you prefer: vanilla, brown sugar caramel, orange, lemon, butter rum, butterscotch, or more.   For these pies, we used caramel.

Make your icing by mixing 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder.  Add 2 to 3 tablespoons water and 1/2 teaspoon flavor.   Mix until smooth and spreadable adding more water as necessary.  Do not make the frosting too thin.  Drizzle the frosting over the completed apple pies using a disposable pastry bag or a zipper-type plastic bag with the corner cut.