We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Apple Pie Cupcakes. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 2 hr 30 min to make this recipe.
You can add your own personal twist to this Apple Pie Cupcakes recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Apple Pie Cupcakes recipe.
Ingredients for Apple Pie Cupcakes
- Apple Filling:
- 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Large pinch apple pie spice
- Pinch fine salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus melted butter, for brushing
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- Whipped Topping:
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- Apple pie spice, for sprinkling
Directions for Apple Pie Cupcakes
- For the apple filling: Toss together the apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, apple pie spice and salt in a medium bowl. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender but still pliable and the liquid is simmering, about 6 minutes. Add the flour and stir until it dissolves and the liquid thickens. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the filling cool completely. Divide the filling evenly into 12 little packed mounds within the skillet; set aside.
- For the cupcakes: Position an oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and coat the liners and the top of the tin with cooking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, beat the sugar and eggs with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. While continuing to beat, gradually pour in the butter, then add the vanilla. Adjust the mixer to medium-low and add half the flour mixture. Add the milk, then the remaining flour mixture, taking care not to overmix the batter. It will be thin, like pancake batter; transfer it to a liquid measuring cup to make filling the lined muffin cups easier.
- Divide the batter evenly among the cups of the prepared muffin tin. Top each with a mound of apple filling. Bake for 15 minutes (the cupcakes will spread quite a bit). Remove the tin from the oven, gently brush the tops of the cupcakes with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Continue to bake until the tops of the cupcakes, which will bake and puff around the apple filling, spring back when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes more. Let the cupcakes cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
- For the whipped topping: Beat the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and sour cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks. Transfer it to a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag with one corner snipped off. Pipe a dollop of whipped topping onto each cupcake (don’t completely cover the cupcake) and sprinkle with apple pie spice.
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Bakeware for your recipe
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- Cooking pots
- Frying pan
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Cupcake – A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Hiberno-English: bun) is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations such as fruit and candy may be applied.
- Apple Recipes
- Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.