Raw Mini Apple Pies

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These raw mini apple pies are made with all whole foods and the perfect way to satisfy your fall sweet tooth! They’re raw, vegan, gluten-free and packed with nutrients.

I knew that as soon as I shared this healthy apple pie filling recipe you’d be itching for a recipe to use it in! Well here you go! These babies are the most delicious apple pie bites. And they’re somehow completely raw and healthy! They are the perfect fall snack or holiday dessert.

These little pies are made with all whole foods. There is no processed sugar, flour or dairy. They’re raw, vegan, gluten-free and, you guessed it, packed with nutrients. Don’t be fooled by their small size! They’re quite dense and really satisfying if you’ve got a sweet tooth.

Plus… how cute are they?! I love all things mini and mini desserts are my weakness.

Close up photo of raw mini apple pies on a plate.

Raw Apple Pie Ingredients:

Here’s what you need to make these healthy little apple pies:

Bird's eye photo of several mini raw apple pies on a plate sprinkled with cinnamon.

How to Make Apple Pie Bites

The first step is to make your crust. Once you have that in the freezer to set, you’ll make the apple pie filling and fill the mini crusts with it. Here’s more detailed instructions:

Pulse Ingredients: Place the dates, shredded coconut and almonds into a food processor and process until the dates have turned into a sticky paste that holds the other ingredients together. This dough is super similar to my date-based energy balls, but instead of rolling it into balls, we’re pressing it into a mini muffin tin to make mini crusts.

Form crust: Place a layer of plastic wrap over a mini muffin tin to keep the crust from sticking. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the crust mixture into 12 muffin cavities and press the mixture down with your fingers to form a crust.

Freeze: Place the muffin tin in the freezer to allow the crusts to set up while you make the filling.

Make the apple pie filling: Soak the pitted dates in a small bowl with water. Core and chop your apples into tiny chunks. After the dates are softened, drain and add the dates, fresh water, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour the date puree over the chopped apples and stir to combine.

Fill crusts: Fill each crust with a spoonful of apple pie filling. You will probably have some filling leftover – just save for another use! I love using the filling as a topping for oatmeal.

Freeze and enjoy: Freeze the apple pie bites for 30-40 minutes to set. Allow the bites to thaw for about 10 minutes before serving.

Side by side photos of a mini muffin tin with the no bake apple pie crust and then the tin again with the apple filling in it.

How to Store Apple Pie Bites

You can store these right in the muffin tin, but I like to place them in an airtight container after they have set. For long term storage, you can keep them in the freezer for up to two months. Just remove ten minutes before enjoying to let the bites thaw a bit.

Bird's eye photo of several mini raw apple pies on a plate sprinkled with cinnamon.

More Apple Recipes to Try:

If you make these mini apple pies be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how they turned out for you. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Mini Raw Apple Pies

5 from 3 votes
These raw mini apple pies are made with all whole foods and no processed sugar, flour, dairy, etc. They're raw, vegan, gluten-free and packed with nutrients. These mini apple pies are perfect to satisfy your fall sweet tooth!
Mini raw apple pies on a plate. A napkin and apple slices are also on the table.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 mini pies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mejdool dates, about 10 dates
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup unsalted almonds
  • raw apple pie filling

Instructions
 

  • For the crust, place dates, coconut and almonds into a food processor and process until the dates have turned into a sticky paste holding the crust ingredients together.
  • Place a layer of plastic wrap over a mini muffin tin to keep the crust from sticking. Using a tablespoon, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the crust mixture into 12 muffin cavities and press until the mixture down with your fingers until it starts to go up the sides and form a little crust.
  • Once all 12 crusts are pressed, place the tin into the freezer to allow the crusts to set up while you make the filling.
  • Once the filling is ready, grab the muffin tin with your mini pie crusts from the freezer and fill with apple pie filling. You will have some apple pie filling left over — you can use it as a topping for pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, etc.
  • Freeze mini apple pie bites for at least 30-45 minutes. Allow to thaw 10 minutes or so before serving.
  • Store leftover bites in the freezer for up to two months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini pie Calories: 161kcal Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 2g Fat: 5g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 18g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini apple pie bites

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    16 comments
    1. Tiana Hall
      May 27, 2021 AT 8:25 am

      5 stars
      ‘m not much of a baker, but this turned out wonderful. I took the advice of several comments here and added the following: Added 4 Tbsp Flour Added Handful of brown sugar Added 1/4 Tsp nutmeg Added 1 Tbsp Lemon juice to Apples Added 1/4 tsp of vanilla to Apples Basted crust with milk and sprinkle with Sugar Everyone who tried it loved it. I served it with vanilla ice cream.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 27, 2021 AT 11:42 am

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Tiana! Thanks so much for the review. I so appreciate it!

    2. Jillian P
      September 26, 2020 AT 11:19 pm

      5 stars
      The taste was exactly what I have been craving as fall nears! These were a delicious sweet treat – crisp and fresh. Thanks for this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 28, 2020 AT 2:54 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you loved these, Jillian. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    3. Deborah
      August 24, 2018 AT 6:53 am

      I’m eager to make these, BUT I try not to use “single-use” plastic. Instead, I use a silicone mini muffin tray instead of plastic wrap over a metal one ffor making the pressed cups.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 24, 2018 AT 9:12 am

        That’s perfect, Deborah. Thanks for the reminder. I have silicone muffin cups too!

    4. thehappydash
      October 13, 2014 AT 6:06 pm

      I just made these, and oh my goodness they are delicious! My husband swears he doesn’t like dates or anything that they’re in, but he’s devouring these 🙂

    5. Carrie
      October 13, 2014 AT 2:51 pm

      These are too cute to pass up! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

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