Easy Mini Apple Pies with Vanilla Whip


Need a fun, last-minute dessert that dazzles? These mini apple pies have a fun single-serve presentation, but are simply baked up in muffin tins! Arrange the mini apple pies on a decorative platter for guests to grab their own at Christmas festivities, or plate them with a dollop of whip for intimate Thanksgiving dinners.

Easy Mini Apple Pies with Dairy-Free Vanilla Whip (vegan, soy-free, nut-free, optionally gluten-free)

Special Diet Notes & Options: Easy Mini Apple Pies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based and vegetarian. Just be sure to pick a pie crust that meets your dietary needs, Wholly Wholesome fits the bill for the mentioned special diets (by ingredients), and if using dairy-free margarine, choose a soy-free selection.

For gluten-free and dairy-free mini apple pies, use brown rice flour, certified gluten-free oat flour, or your favorite gluten-free flour blend in place of the flour in the apples and topping. For the pie crust, Wholly Wholesome also makes gluten-free and dairy-free refrigerated pie shells.

This recipe is adapted from www.McCormick.com. They shared both the original recipe and the photo with us for the holidays!

Easy Mini Apple Pies with Dairy-Free Vanilla Whip
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See our notes in the post above for making these dairy-free mini apple pies gluten-free, too!
Serves: 12 servings
Mini Apple Pies:
Vanilla Whip:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. For the Mini Apple Pies, unroll crusts on lightly floured surface. Using 3½-inch round cutter, cut out 6 rounds from each crust. Re-roll scraps as necessary. Press dough rounds into muffin pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray.
  3. Toss apples, brown sugar, flour, vanilla and cinnamon in large bowl. Divide evenly among crusts.
  4. For the Topping, mix brown sugar, flour, margarine or oil and cinnamon in medium bowl until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle evenly over apple filling.
  5. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  6. For the Vanilla Whipped Cream, beat coconut cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  7. Serve pies with vanilla whip for garnish.
*Whether using store-bought coconut cream or full-fat canned coconut milk, let the can settle, refrigerating if needed to help set-up, and skim 1 cup of the thickest cream from the top. Depending on the quality of the brand, you may need 2 cans. Trust me, firm coconut cream does whip up! But if it is a lesser quality that is too thin, it won't work.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Do you have a recipe for homemade pie crust because the one from wholly wholesome says it is processed where milk is in the facility I don’t want my son to get sick I’m not sure if I should use it or not.

  3. Thanks so much for this delish recipe. It has been a long time since we had recipe’s from Go Dairy Free. Love all your recipes. Keep cooking and enjoy!! Love Sarah-Jane.

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