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Individual Apple Pies in Le Creuset Mini Cocottes

I always loved the beauty of individually served appetizers and desserts, such as french onion soup, chocolate souffle, mini apple pies and chicken pot pies. Beautifully presented in colorful mini-cocottes, these delicious foods are made all the more appetizing.

Of course I have to do this for my family, so with my four cherry red Le Creuset mini-cocottes, and my mother’s apple pie recipe, I made four delicious individual serving apple pies. We love everything homemade and as natural as possible, so our recipe is simple but absolutely delicious. This recipe actually makes more than enough for four mini-cocottes, so we baked the rest in a separate baking dish to enjoy later in the week.

Homemade Apple Pie in Mini Cocottes Recipe

10 medium sized organic Granny Smith apples peeled and cut
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
a dash of ground nutmeg
1 large sheet of natural pie crust dough
4 mini cocottes

mini applie pie

applie pie ingredients

applie pies in cherry cocottes

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in one large bowl.
3. Spoon apple pie filling into four mini cocottes to top.
4. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out four circles in pie crust dough for apple pie top crusts. I also used cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes to vent (hearts, flowers and leaves are my favorites).

biscuit cutters

pie hearts

mini applie pies

mini applie pies

5. Pinch crust around edges to seal. If you like to decorate the edges with a fork or other design, this is the time to do it. I also took the heart shaped pieces of dough cut to vent the pies and decorates other pies.
6. Bake four pies at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until crust turns a light gold. About halfway through I wrapped aluminum foil around the edges of my pies to keep them from overcooking, but this is optional.

pretty apple pies individual

mini apple pies

7. Remove mini-apple pies from oven and let cool. Serve directly in mini-cocottes, and enjoy!

The Le Creuset mini-cocottes featured in this post were sent to me to review, and all opinions are 100% my own. The mini-cocottes are suitable for a variety of recipes that require oven heat, to serve with directly from oven (for a beautiful display), or to store in refrigerator (oven safe, dish washer safe).

  • Those are ADORABLE!!!!! I love individual servings of dishes. I bet Shepherd’s Pie would be awesome for these as well! 🙂

  • I’d have to add some vanilla ice cream in there somewhere!!

  • That looks absolutely delicious, and I love the red mini cocottes. 🙂

  • Mickey

    I LOVE these! They look delicious and are so cute. I’ll definitely need to put the mini-cocottes on my holiday wish list. 🙂

  • There’s something about “mini” versions that are so much more appealing than a big hunk of anything! There also great for portion control, especially during the holiday season 🙂

  • Donna

    How cute are they! And those apple pies look so delicious!

  • They’re just darling little bowls of goodness! The cheery red color of the dishes is perfect too.

  • Oh those are not only adorable looking but they sound sooo good too!

  • These are so cute Penelope 🙂 iI love how you decorated them. I get so lazy when it comes to making them look extra pretty.

  • These look amazing! I’ve always wanted to buy those little mini cocottes, I just have to do it already!

  • I absolutely LOVE apple pie and I have those dishes in white. I may have to give this a try! Although I love streusal topping, so maybe I’ll do that.

  • These are adorable. They would be perfect to make for Thanksgiving.

  • I love them. So tiny and cute. I love everything even more in its miniature form LOL!

  • Le Creuset is the best of the best! This mini pie idea would definitely be a hit.

  • I love mini pies & guests always do as well.

  • Those are so cute! I HAD to pin them for later!

  • I love the size of these – they are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth!

  • These look amazing!

  • These are so freaking adorable! We LOVE apple pie, so I’ll definitely be giving these a try!

  • These are so cute, and I love that everyone could have their own to themselves.

  • They came out perfectly!

  • I love Le Creuset. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s so cute and so much easier than slicing a pie.

  • These are so cute, what a fun treat for a dinner with family. My daughter would so love to make these.

  • I am a big fan of mini pies, they are so cute! I love how you did the crust.

  • the perfect amount of healthy sweet treat . We love apples here.

  • How cute are those mini apple pies!

  • These are perfectly tiny and they look so delicious!

  • Mellisa

    This are not only adorable but I bet they taste soooo good.

  • Penelope

    They were awesome 🙂

  • I’ve used mine for chicken pot pies before … I love individual servings too. 🙂

  • These are darling and look SO good!! I am gonna have to make some!

  • I absolutely love that you didn’t add all that white sugar most apple pie recipes call for. These are too cute!

  • Penelope

    We don’t even have white sugar in the house, so if a recipe called for sugar I’d use the raw sugar we generally use 🙂