I love baking pies and especially enjoy making these darling mini apple pies, a tiny version of our Farmhouse Apple Pie.


  • 2 1/2lb mixed apples (peeled, cored, and chopped into 3/4-inch pieces. I prefer the Jonagold and Golden Delicious varieties.)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar, plus 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 discs Pie Dough (Find the link to my pie dough recipe at the bottom of this post.)


  Preheat the oven to 375° F. Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Lay mini pie pan on dough, top-side down. Trace around mini pie pans (about 1-2″ inches wider than pans) with a knife and cut out. Drape mini pans with dough. Set aside and keep chilled. Roll the remaining dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Set aside on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and keep chilled. Toss the chopped apples, flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together and mix until combined. Pour apple mixture into the prepared mini pie pans and top with the remaining dough. Trim, leaving 1/2-inch overhang, fold under, crimp edges and poke holes in top with a fork. Sprinkle the top with the remaining tablespoon of sugar; chill for 10 minutes. Bake until fruit is bubbling and crust is golden brown — 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 3 mini pies

Click here for my pie dough recipe.

Photos by Thayer Allyson Gowdy.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.