Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Apple pie cupcakes are a great way to pretend like we're going to portion control (but then we just have 5 cupcakes). It's the thought that counts, right?! They're the perfect fall dessert and a great treat for Thanksgiving! Read on for the complete recipe.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 large apples (Granny Smith or similar)

  • 2/3 cup plus ¼ cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

  • Cinnamon for sprinkling, if desired

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Step 1

Peel, core and dice the apples.

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Step 2

Add the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoon butter to a sauce pan. Sautee until the butter is bubbly and the apples have softened.

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Step 3

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons flour, then stir until thickened.

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Step 4

Add the eggs, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and the vanilla in a large bowl, and whisk until well combined.

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Step 5

Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stir to combine.

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Step 6

Add the milk and oil. Stir to combine.

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Step 7

Add cupcake papers to 12 wells in a muffin tin. Fill about halfway with batter.

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Step 8

Using a cookie scoop, add a ball of the apple mixture to the center of the cupcakes.

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Step 9

Bake at 350°F for 20-22 minutes or until the cupcakes are puffed on the edges.

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Step 10

Add the heavy cream and powdered sugar to a bowl, then beat with a hand mixer until well combined. Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the whipped cream onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

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Step 11

Chill until ready to serve.

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