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    filed under: Cupcakes on November 2, 2017

    Skip the fork! These Apple Pie Cupcakes are perfectly spiced cupcake stuffed with apple pie filling and topped with a light whipped topping. The perfect way to get your Apple Pie fix! {VIDEO at the end of this post!}

    The perfect way to get your Apple Pie fix but without the mess!

    Apple Pie Cupcakes

    Tis’ the season for apples! And when you don’t feel like having an apple pie then these Apple Pie Cupcakes are just the best alternative that you can get. Perfectly spiced cupcakes paired with from-scratch apple goodness… you really can’t go wrong with these delicious cupcakes!

    The perfect way to get your Apple Pie fix but without the mess!

    I love when I can turn traditional desserts into something else and these Apple Pie Cupcakes are one of my favorite yet.

    This light and fluffy cupcake is stuffed with a sweet apple pie filling and topped off with a dreamy whipped cream frosting. Finish it all off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and you are ready to go.

    The perfect way to get your Apple Pie fix but without the mess!

    What Kind of Apples Are Best?

    I prefer to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe as they hold up beautifully when baked or fried. We did try Honeycrisp apples and liked it, but when we tried Red Delicious apples, it wasn’t our favorite. The texture of the apples was almost the same as the cupcake and there wasn’t as strong of an apple flavor. When possible, opt for a Granny Smith!

    The perfect way to get your Apple Pie fix but without the mess!

    Tips and Tricks for the Best Apple Cupcakes

    Be sure you know your oven. You want the cupcake to be baked fully, but not burnt, so keep an eye on it at the 20-minute mark.

    Want a shortcut? Use canned apple pie filling! You can refrigerate remaining filling and make another batch of cupcakes the second these are gone.

    Try store-bought whipped cream for another time-saving trick. You can also use a spice cake mix to make these REALLY semi-homemade.

    Want to be the star of your Thanksgiving celebrations? You can make this cupcake BAKERY worthy by adding a caramel drizzle or heath chips on top.

    Apple Pie Cupcakes
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins

    These Apple Pie Cupcakes are a quick and easy way to enjoy the deliciousness that is Apple Pie!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Apple Pie Cupcakes
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 306 kcal
    Author: Amanda
    Apple Filling
    • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
    • 3 medium apples, cored, peeled and diced small
    • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 2 tsp. all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup (170g) butter, melted 170g butter, melted
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    Cream Frosting
    • 3/4 cup heavy cream
    • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
    • 1 tbsp. sour cream
    • Cinnamon for sprinkling
    Apple Filling
    1. Mix the apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl.
    2. Melt the butter in a medium pan over medium heat and add the apples mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender and liquid is bubbling, about 6 minutes.
    3. Add the flour, and stir until the liquid thickens.
    4. Remove from heat and let the filling cool completely.
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
    3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.
    4. In another bowl beat the sugar and eggs until light and creamy.
    5. While continuing to beat, gradually pour in the butter, then the vanilla. Next add half your flour mixture, then your milk, then remaining flour making sure to beat well after each addition.
    6. Divide the batter evenly among the cups of the prepared muffin tin. Top each with a mound of apple filling.
    7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick (around the edge) comes out clean.
    8. Let the cupcakes cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
    Cream Frosting
    1. Beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and sour cream in a medium bowl until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
    2. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with your favorite tip and pipe a swirl of frosting onto each cupcake.
    3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

    Recipe Video

    Looking for more Apple Pie treats? Try these!

    Apple Fritters

    Homemade Apple Pie

    French Apple Cranberry Pie

    Caramel Apple Cinnamon Cake

    Chocolate Cinnamon Apple Roses (so beautiful!)

    So if you’re looking for a fun alternative to the pie route then these Apple Pie Cupcakes are as good as it gets!

    Photos by Tornadough Alli

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    Do these freeze well?

    Why my muffins or cupcakes always oily under the liner paper? Where go wrong?

    The recipe says baking powder but the video shows baking soda….which one is right?? Really want to make these ASAP!

      The written recipe is correct. Baking powder! 🙂

    I just made these and they are yummylicious…should I keep them in the refrigerator or just on the counter? Thank you 😊

      In the fridge if not serving within an hour after making. Let come to room temp before serving.

      can you make these a day ahead and would they still be good?

    These look utterly amazing!

    How does the whipped cream “frosting” hold up? I’d like to make these a day ahead and take them to work.

    I made these cupcakes.. it’s absolutely delicious.. but my filling didn’t fill in the center instead of that it spread out top of the dome.. but still it’s delicious thanks for sharing this recipe.. much love

    Could you mix the apple pie filling into the batter and make it a muffin without the whipped cream? They look so good. But, I need some muffins for a bake sale for my grand daughters ball team. And was looking for an apple pie flavored muffin these sound really good. Thanks for all the great posts and videos.

    I am trying the apple pie cupcakes.

    The Apple cupcakes look great. Can’t wait to try.

    Congrats on your delicious job.I am a baker just at home for my family and friends the rest could be a dream.
    Thanks for this delicious recipe,I am going to make it ASAP.

    Is it possible to make this as a cake? Preferably 9×13?

    The cupcake batter calls for regular butter or unsalted?

    This sounds like a mini version of an apple pie recipe. As a hardcore baker myself these are very easy to make. I can’t wait to make it one day!

    Confused… In the video it calls for baking soda but on the recipe it calls for baking powder. Which one should be used?

    These apple pie cupcakes are to die for and so simple.

    Two questions, can the sugar be substituted for Splenda? My husband and I are both diabetic and should not eat sugar. Also, if I use sugar, can you tell me the carb count on a cupcake? Thanks!

    Great Recipes!

    Olá Amanda gosto das suas receitas, mas tem como você a tradução para português?

    Can you use peaches?

    Would like to know what # scoop/disher you used? Thanks can’t wait to make! 😋

    Do you have high altitude adjustments?

    Would love it if you gave the whole recipe in grams the butter is in grams I wish the whole recipe was in both grams and teaspoons

    In the video you say baking soda but the recipe says baking powder

    Hi Amanda. I know someone already asked you this, but I can’t find your answer to their question anywhere. I’d love to make this recipe and I´m in doubt because I live in Australia and Australian cups are very different from the American ones. It’d be absolutely fantastic if we could get your recipe -all of them, indeed- in grams. Thank you so much in advance.

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