These Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bites are a fun, bite-size version of a Dutch apple pie in a flaky, ready-made mini shell with a caramel drizzle on top.
I’ve teamed up with Athens Foods for today’s post. My challenge was to create a great new recipe perfect for fall baking. When I think of fall baking, the first thing that comes to mind is apple pie.
My favorite apple pie is a Dutch apple pie with a crumbly streusel topping. So I decided my mini apple pie bites had to have a streusel topping too.
Then to make them over the top delicious, I decided to add a caramel drizzle on top.
If you’re not a fan of making pie crust, you’re definitely going to love how easy this recipe is to make, because the Mini Fillo Shells are pre-made and recipe ready. You’ll find them in the freezer section at the supermarket.
The apple pie filling is super quick and easy to make as well. Just a few minutes in the microwave with a little sugar and cinnamon, and the apples are tender and juicy, and ready to put in the shells.
Then just a few minutes in the oven to brown up the streusel topping and you have a quick fall dessert that your friends and family are going to go crazy for. I know my family was crazy about them.
Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bites
- 2 packages (15 count, each) Athens® Mini Fillo Shells
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Crumb Topping:
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted butter
- Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Preheat oven to 375º. Place Fillo shells on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat.
In a microwave safe bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, Add apples, and lemon juice and toss to coat. Microwave on high, stirring every 3 minutes, for until apples are tender and liquid has thickened. Divide the mixture evenly among the 30 Mini Fillo Shells.
Prepare crumb topping: In a large bowl combine brown sugar, flour, oats, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Add melted butter and mix with a fork until mixture resembles crumbly wet sand. Sprinkle mixture evenly on top of apples.
Bake 12 minutes until crumb topping is crisp.
Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Serve with a drizzle of caramel.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Athens Foods, but all opinions expressed are always my own.