Mini "Caramel" Apple Pies

Hello sweetie pie! No pun intended. Obviously, just kidding!

In my previous post, you can find the recipe in making my Medjool date "caramel." Perhaps you have apples left over as well. I had phyllo dough left over in the freezer and had this idea that I would make mini pies. To my surprise the finish product turned out AMAZING. I pretty much ate them all in one day [not sorry]. The best part is how easy it is to make. Even better-- they are only made with a few ingredients and won't break your heathy habits.

Promise, you will thank me for the way your house smells, your tummy will thank you as well for treating it something GOOD for it. Have it for breakfast or top it with some whipped cream or ice cream for desert. ;)

Ingredients [makes 6 mini pies]
  • See previous post to make the "caramel" filling.
  • 1 sheet of Store bought phyllo dough
  • 3 medium sized apples [granny smith preferably]
  • Coconut oil spray
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Follow the directions on how to make the date "caramel" filling HERE
  2. Preheat oven to 350 (f)
  3. When phyllo dough is thawed and not frozen, cut with a 6 inch diameter cookie cutter or use a knife to cut 6 inch squares. 
  4. Spray a muffin in with coconut oil. Then place the proportioned phyllo dough in each section. Pressing firmly into the tray. Its ok to leave some dough laying over the edge. You may also trim those pieces and save them for later.
  5. Wash and dice the apples. I preferred mine chunky to keep the crisp texture of the apples.
  6. Fill each cup with apples. 
  7. Add cinnamon to date "caramel" and stir until incorporated.
  8. Pour about 1-2 tbsp of the date "caramel" on top.
  9. Optional: using left over dough scraps, you can cut shapes or strips to lay on top of each cup. I loved the way a mini "lattice" pie crust looked when cooked!
  10. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or follow the directions of your dough.
  11. Let cool or serve warm.
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For those of you who do not know me, my name is Bea, a lifestyle blogger currently living in San Francisco. But to be clear, I am a New Yorker. ;) I am obsessed with living a healthy lifestyle through working out, eating well and living a purpose-driven life. The crazy part? I wasn’t always this way and it took me many years to get as focused as I am now which is why I love to share all the details of my “Get Fit, Get Fancy lifestyle” with you as it is still and will always be, a journey for me. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle through fitness and healthy eating habits (and indulgences), I strongly believe that being “healthy” included WHO you surround yourself with, WHERE you are and WHAT makes you shine bright each day. Follow me on my journey to unlimited happiness!