Salted Caramel {Mini} Apple Pies

What on earth could possibly be better than apple pie?

Salted caramel apple pie.

That’s what.

Now imagine that mouthwatering combo, in teeny tiny mini form! As cute as they are delicious, that fit in the palm of your hand!

Imagine no more, ma chérie. Your dreams are about to come true.

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Puffed up little fluffy pockets of joy.

Salted caramel mini apple pies

Filled with warm cinnamon flecked apple and oozing with salty caramel.

The perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty and buttery.

Salted Caramel Hand Pies

Inspired by my boyfriend’s two favourite childhood treats; appelflappen (potentially the best name ever, so fun to say!) and stroopwafel (also a pretty excellent word. Perhaps I should rename my pies?) with a little Pinspo. The recipe is very simple, even for the most novice of cooks.

For about 8 pies you’ll need:

2 rolls of all-butter puff pastry (I like this one)

1 large cooking apple

Juice of 1 lemon

2tsp cinnamon

1tbsp caster sugar (granulated)

Caramels (like these or these) or caramel sauce or dulce de leche

Pinch of rock salt

1 beaten egg

Caster sugar for dusting

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Unroll your pastry and cut as many circular disks from it as you can.

Use a cookie cutter or a glass.

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Do this to both sheets, ensuring you make the same number on each sheet.

Peel your apple and cut into tiny cubes.

Pop into a bowl and squeeze your lemon juice over it.

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Add your cinnamon and sugar.

Apple pie filling

Toss about a bit until all the apple’s coated.

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Breathe it in, it smells uhmazing.

Line a baking tray with parchment and gently lay one sheet’s worth of disks on top.

Top with a little apple, leaving a good border at the edges.

How to make apple pies

Now, you can choose what sort of caramel topping you want.

I went for a mix of soft caramels and caramel sauce.


I have to say the caramel sauce variety is my fave. You get a much better distribution of sauce, and it’s easier than cutting up all those sweets.

Caramel sauce

Dollop a generous scoop onto your filling.

Caramel apple

Or dot the pieces of caramel around, if you’d rather.

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Sprinkle with a little rock salt.

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Be sparing, just a few flakes each.

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Top with the rest of the pastry.

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Close the edges with a fork and poke a few holes in the top with it too.

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Brush over your beaten egg.

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Sprinkle lightly with caster sugar, and they’re ready for the oven.

Bake on the middle shelf for 15-20mins, until they’re golden.

Like this…

Mini apple pie recipe

Pop onto a wire rack to cool.

Individual apple pies, fresh from the oven

But serve when still warm inside.

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Lay them out and pour a nice cuppa.

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Perfect little puffs, just begging to be bitten into.

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Light, crisp pastry, warm, gooey filling and a gentle caramel kiss.

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My fella gave them five stars and thinks they’re the best thing I’ve ever made him.

The kids in his town used to line up outside the bakery in the morning for the warm appelflappen, and he thinks these are better.

Which is the only review I’ll ever need!

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I wonder if I could even convince the family to give them a go for Christmas instead of mince pies….

Because appelflappin ‘ell they’re good!

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  • These look an absolute dream Rosie ****** x 10 heart eye emojis*******

  • That is the best dessert name! And anything with salted caramel wins in my house – yum!!!

    Laura |

  • Oh my god, these little pies look so delicious! They don’t seem too hard to make either, I’m going to surprise my boyfriend this weekend by making these! I completely agree with you on the Bonne Maman caramel too, it’s the best (other than homemade) that I’ve ever been able to find.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • The slow pace

    You got me at salted caramel!

  • Sarah Taylor

    Good lord, these look amazing. Definitely on the menu this weekend.

  • Alina Isaev

    Absolutely yummy! I’m hoping my colleague makes them so will be sharing the recipe 😉

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  • Donna Wishart

    These look amazing, what a treat and pretty straight forward to make too! x

  • Issie

    Ohhh dear, these look dangerously good. Good bye diet, hello salted caramel apple deliciousness.

    Issie |

  • Wow Rosie this is such a creative recipe! Ö Didn’t know your boyfriend is from The Netherlands! I’m sure that if more Dutchies discover this recipe, plain appelflappen can pack their bags!


  • Liz Purves

    I’ll have to try and make these this weekend! I’m in love with salted caramel at the moment x

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    These are little parcels of Autumn DREAMINESS. Shall definitely be attempting over the festive period, thanks for the super clear recipe! x

  • Wow! This really does looke easy to make, I might give it a go for christmas! Salted caramel is always a good idea! I can only imagine what would happen if you added a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Does your boyfriend have Dutch roots?

    xx B

  • Clare

    Bonne maman caramel spread! Oh dear. Just made your apple,blackberry, toffee crumble. These are definitely next on the list…

    Clare |

    • Edward

      Do you have a link for the crumble?

  • Oh my gosh! These look incredddddible..I’ve wanted a little baking session for ages but haven’t known what…NOW I KNOW! xo

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  • These look absolutely amazing! My stomach is rumbling like crazy!

    Emily x

  • These little apple pies look amazing! Perfect for the holiday season!

  • Madison

    These look incredible! Absolutely perfect for the cooler months. I wonder if I can experiment with a gluten free version…

  • Marnie

    I have set aside one day of this weekend to be a “me time” day. 100% making these these (and eating them all myself? haha)!

    Marnie, Currently

  • Oh my, new recipe I will have to try out! There’s only one thing that could improve this Rosie, you HAVE to try Jersey Salted Caramel Sauce, you will never go back, trust me! X Jersey Girl X

  • Anna D

    Drooling at my desk now, thank you. These look amazing!
    xx, anna

  • You had me at salted caramel! Thanks, I’ve pinned x

  • oh my gosh these look so incredible!

  • Ohlaalala….that looks heaven! I actually can almost smell the beautiful salted caramel and apple in the air! Thanks for sharing this recipe cause it actually looks easier than I imagined it would be, to cook these little beauties. May definitely give them a try soon. xx

  • 100% making these ASAP! They look so so delicious! x

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  • Apples… caramel.. flaky pie crust.. what more can you ask for?! These look amazing! I would say they’re good for portion control, but we all know I’d eat about 10 of these.
    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Phoebe Stern

    Yummmm!! What nail color are you wearing? I’ve been looking for a shade like that to match my new Docs.

  • Oh my! These look and sound really delicious! X

  • Ana Simões

    Thank you Rosie. Now I know where I can find Bonne Maman here in Lisbon and what to do with the tons of apples I have lying around. Today is St Martin’s day, which we celebrate with roasted chestnuts and a special liquor called “little smothered one” – don’t ask; but I’ll try these babies this weekend. Because there are not enough calories in my body as we speak ;)))

  • Yum! I make mince pies like this but I love the idea of these – off to the kitchen! xx

  • Good lord these look fantastic! Impossible to stick to one I’m sure, yum!

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

  • Yum, those sound delicious! Salted caramel and apple is such a great combo for fall!

  • Yeeeessss! I love miniature puddings, I love that they’re hand held. I’m going to give these a trial run as they may become my alternative Christmas dessert for those that don’t love Christmas pud.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Anoushka

    Oh my gosh these sound ridiculously amazing, definitely need to bully someone into baking these for me!

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  • Elisa

    Thanks for sharing this recipe….they look amazing! One question, did you pierce the top before baking? In the finished photos it looks like there are little holes to allow the steam to escape.

  • CB

    You have NO idea how perfectly timed this recipe is! Last night I made a scrummy chicken pie with puff pastry, which was on buy one get one free… and now I know what to do with the free one! Sadly, my man hates cooked apple, but I see this as a plus – more for me!

    CB x

  • I must try this! Saving it to Pinterest….

  • catherine ♡

    This look just amazing!! Will definitely need to give these a go this winter x

  • Katie

    These look so fabulous! Love the mini pie idea!


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  • Oh lord ! These look amazing !! My mouth is watering…

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  • They sound and look so yummy:))

  • Definitely giving these a go this weekend! Your recipes are always so creative…I can’t wait to try this one!

  • Sam

    Omg these look absolutely amazing! And they look pretty easy as well 🙂 xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  • I LOVE appelflappen and stroopwafels.. this seems super doable! Totally trying this soon 🙂 <3

  • These look delightful! Definitely need to try making them for the holidays 🙂

  • These look absoloutely amazing!! I wonder if I this will be winters favourite baked treated… *nom*

    Nadine xx

  • Angela

    You had me at salted caramel, these look amazing! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • YUM YUM YUM!! Omg these sound AMAZING! Will be making ASAP. Lots of love xxx
    Andrea | Andrea’s Passions

  • Looks and sounds delicious!! Love apple pies at this time of year!

  • These look amazing!! I will have to give these a go. They’d be perfect for Christmas time. x
    a life of a charlotte

  • laraerae

    my husband is Dutch so I’ll have to make these for him. can you work on an oliebol copycat recipe next please? 🙂

  • Lara Chapman

    These look soo amazing!! I might have to try this recipe out! Check my blog out for updates on recipes,

  • Laura Torninoja

    I’ve tried a few of your recipes and they’re always amazing but I think you’ve outdone yourself here… These look so flipping good!! I can’t wait to try them.

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Poshnessary

    This recipe looks amazing!

  • HandLuggageOnly

    Can’t I just come round to yours and nick these instead? 🙂 Actually, even better still, just pop a few in the post (courier only) so I don’t have to get off my sofa! 🙂 They looks so amazing!!!

  • Vic’s Health Kitchen

    Looks amazing, Rose! If you are interested in food- check out my blog

  • Nathailieee

    Yum, what an easy but yet super good looking recipe!
    Thank you so much Rosie for the inspiration 🙂


  • Sarah

    These look so delicious! I love the blue and white dishes as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lucy Birchall

    AHHH! Amazing amazing amazing! My mouth is salivating at the sight of these, I can only imagine how good they taste. I did a very similar version but in crumble form the other day and it was fab. Rosie, you’re just too damn good!!

    She’s So Lucy

  • Dee

    This looks amazing! Thank you for such an easy, yummy recipe! I just want to ask though, do you peel the skin of the apples before you slice them up? x

  • Will definitely try these out, have to say my track record on pastries is not great so far..

  • These look truly delightful, Rosie!

    Beth x

  • Katie

    Wow they look amazing! Love it! I am such a bad baker but I think I can handle this recipe so thank u!

    I just recently did a Quinoa Salad and other healthy recipes but I should start baking again 🙂

  • Lynndgren Lynndström

    My good, looks so good!


  • Oh my! I’m going to make them next week. Just love it when I can just buy the flake pastry ready-made, yay! I need more ready-made pastry in my life.
    Thank you!
    Elizabeth //

  • Ashley LM

    These look excellent! I’m about to make them. What temperature should I bake them at? Or just follow the directions on the pastry?
    Thank you!

  • Amanda

    Lovely Rosie do you have an oven temp for this amazing recipe? I need these in my life asap! Thank you 🙂

  • Definitely re-name them. Stroopwaffel Appelflappen pies. brilliant.

    Katie <3