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Mini Caramel Apple Pies

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 50
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 180
  • Yield: 4 1x


Little and delicious! These small apple pies with caramel are a perfect treat for two… of one really hungry one ;)



For the dough

  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (100g) spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (120g) cold butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 23 tbsp. ice water

For the filling

  • 18 oz. (500g) apples
  • 12 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg, pepper
  • 45 tsp. dulce de leche (caramel sauce)
  • flaky sea salt (optional)
  • brown sugar for sprinkling


  1. Mix the flours with sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the cold butter in small pieces and cut into pea-size pieces with a pastry blender or knife. Whisk the egg a bit and add to the bowl, mix in with a fork. Add two tablespoons of the water and mix everything with your fingers until the dough comes together. Add some more water if needed. Wrap in plastic wrap, flatten and place in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  2. Peel the apples, quarter and core, then cut into thin slices. Add to a large bowl and mix with the lemon juice and sugar. Cover and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease the pie dishes and set aside. Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut out four circles that are slightly larger than the pie dishes, transfer and press to the bottom and sides of the pie dishes – the dough should overlap slightly on the edges. Collect the remaining dough and roll out again. Cut into thin stripes.
  4. Drain the apples and mix with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and some nutmeg and pepper. Fill into the prepared pie dishes, spread the dulce de leche on top and sprinkle with some sea salt (optional). Place the dough strips on top to create a lattice pattern. Press the dough from the lattice topping and the overlapping dough from the crust together with a fork to seal the pies and cut off excess dough to get a nice shape. Sprinkle with some brown sugar and bake for 35-40 minutes until the pies have a nice color and the filling is cooked. Take out of the oven and let cool down. Serve still a bit warm with some vanilla ice.


  • Enjoy baking!