These easy apple pie cupcakes take everything you love about apple pie and turn it into an easy cupcake. Kristan, our cupcake genius, has done it again!
Let's talk about Apple Pie Cupcakes, okay? Here's the thing - being a baker, most people assume that my favorite desserts are super complicated concoctions, but that is DEFINITELY not the case. With me, the simpler the better. Because of this, Apple Pie has always been one of my favorite desserts.
Does it really get much better than apple pie? Whether it's warm and topped with ice cream in the Fall, or cold and straight from the fridge in the Summer, it's one of those treats that never disappoints. It also makes a pretty awesome breakfast. Just saying.
The only problem I have with apple pie is that it's not always the most convenient to eat. There are forks, plates and cutting utensils involved, and honestly…ain't nobody got time for that. I want a dessert that is portable, crowd friendly, and can be eaten with my hands.
That's what makes Apple Pie Cupcakes so perfect!!
You get all the delicious flavor of an apple pie with none of the fuss. No dirty plates, no shortage of forks, just a place them on a platter and walk away. These are easily eaten with your hands, making them perfect for Fall parties or Thanksgiving. They're classic enough to be loved by all, but different enough to be noticed. Love desserts like that!!
I made my own apple pie filing for this recipe, but feel free to use the canned stuff if you're short on time. Same with the cupcakes -- I used the base for my Snickerdoodle Cupcakes (sturdy and full of cinnamon, making them perfect here), but you could easily use a yellow boxed cake mix with a dash of cinnamon added.
The results are still impressive and delicious, and no one has to know!! I'm telling you - apple pie cupcakes are where it's at. These would make for a great twist on your Thanksgiving dessert table too.