Caramel Apple Pie Tartlets

For the past few months I have been thinking non stop about how to create a caramel apple cupcake.

Seriously, for a few months now! I love the combination of caramel and apple, and I think it would be insane good wrapped up in a cupcake.

I’ve tried a couple times, but I’m still putting together the perfect recipe for you. So in the meanwhile I came up with these cute little treats.














I had an extra pie crust in my fridge and I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it up, but the idea of smooth caramel and sweet apple came to mind all over again.













This is a simple “throw-together-treat” you can serve for a fun dessert.

Just cut circles into the pie crust that are just slightly bigger than the mini-muffin tins.












Gently push them down into the holes and throw them into the oven for 5 minutes.













Meanwhile peel and core a granny smith apple. I used to not like the tart-ness of these apples, but they are now one of my favorite treats when I am craving sweets without the sin.













Dice up the apple into small pieces.













Do the same to those yummy caramels.













Add two tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice. {Gotta love the tart!}













More caramel?? Yes please!

Throw in about 2 tablespoons of caramel topping for good measure.













Give it a good mix.













Fill up the slightly baked pie shells.













Throw them back in the oven for another 13-15 minutes.

Let them cool for a minute or two before popping them out.

Aren’t they so cute?

They’re like little tiny pies! Be careful cause these will go super fast!










Why not serve it up with a nice heaping pile of vanilla ice cream…

and maybe some more caramel??














What a perfect combination!

These guys are too good to pass up, go make them today!!


Caramel Apple Pie Tartlets

Caramel Apple Pie Tartlets

This is a simple “throw-together-treat” filled with apples and caramel you can serve for a fun dessert.

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 Pre-made Pie Crust (Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust)
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple; peeled, cored, and diced
  • 5 caramel candies, quartered
  • 3 tbsp sugar; divided
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp caramel topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut pie crust into circles just slightly larger than a mini-muffin tin. Press crust gently into the cups. Bake for 5 minutes. In a bowl combine the apple, caramel candies, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tbsp caramel topping. Mix until combined. Spoon mixture into pie crust cups. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for an additional 13-15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream! Enjoy!!

Keywords: caramel, apples, tarts

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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