Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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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.

Apple Pie Cupcakes 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

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 1

Peel, core and dice the apples.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 3

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons flour, then stir until thickened.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 6

Add the milk and oil. Stir to combine.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 7

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

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 8

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

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 9

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

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

Step 11

Chill until ready to serve.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Recipe

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