Get ready for some delicious and healthy apple pie cups! I cannot believe how great these turned out, and you would never guess that the filling has no added sugar! I love when treats are in a mini version because it is easier to serve and pack away individually.
The filling in made with only four ingredients, and it is DELICIOUS! I saw a full box of medjool dates that have been sitting in my fridge for over 2 weeks! I finally decided it was time to use them, and they fit perfectly with this recipe. Date caramel is on of my favorite healthy vegan sweets, and I used it as the base for this filling. Then I mixed it with some diced apples and cinnamon to complete it!
This recipe is super easy to make, and you don’t have to fear about perfecting the pie cup recipe! The pie crust is super easy to make and holds together really well before and after they bake!
Key ingredients for these healthy apple pie cups:
- I love using honey crisp apples because they are super sweet and crisp! Granny smith apples also work well!
- Medjool dates
- This is the best natural sweet treat! I love blending these up to make caramel or eating them with some peanut butter and chocolate to replicate a snickers! These guys are so versatile for any sweet dessert!
- Coconut oil
- Coconut oil helps make the date caramel super creamy and glossy. I also used some of this to help crisp up the crust!
- Almond flour
- I love almond flour and it makes a great crust for these apple pies! The crust gets super chewy but crisp on the outside!
- Tapioca flour
- Tapioca flour is essential for gluten free crusts. It holds the crust together after it bakes and increases the crispiness!
- Maple syrup
- Maple syrup is my favorite liquid sweetener. I like using this in the crust because it helps hold it together while giving it a nice sweetness.
Healthy Apple Pie Cups
- 8 Medjool dates
- 1 large honey crisp apple diced into small cubes
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Boiling water
- 2 cups almond flour
- ⅓ cup tapioca flour
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- splash of almond milk if dough is too dry
- Soak the dates in some boiling water for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, and salt. Then add in the coconut oil and maple syrup and fold until a dough forms.
- Blend the dates with 3-4 tbs of warm water. Once a caramel texture has formed fold in the diced apples and cinnamon.
- Grease a muffin tin, and press the crust into the tin making sure it goes up the edges. Then scoop 1 tbsp of the filling into the crust.
- Bake the apple pies for 15-20 minutes.
- Let cool, then serve alone or with ice cream!