I’m not a big apple pie eater…in fact, I really don’t like it. But the cuteness of these mini apple pies might have me rethinking things. Super cute to bring to a party. Each guest gets their own! Thanks to Gourmet Mom-on-the-Go for the how to.
1/3 C. butter, melted
24 oz. (3 pkg) Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3/4 C. sweetened condensed milk
2/3 C. white sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
12 half pint canning jars or ramekins
Drinking glass (a little larger than your jar lids), to cut out crust
Place graham crackers in ziploc bag and crush. I think this was the kids’ favorite part. Wham! Wham! Wham!
For cheesecake layer, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and mix well. Place 1/3 c. of cream cheese mixture into each jar.
Fill jars to the top with apple pie filling (about 1/2 C).
Place one cutout crust on each jar and pinch edges to resemble a pie crust. Finish with a light dusting of white sugar.
Place on a cookie sheet (just in case any of them leak, you don’t want to clean that out of your oven!) and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until pie crusts are browned. I came back in the kitchen to find these two little bakers waiting veeeeeery patiently for their pies to come out of the oven…Remove from oven. Tie a small ribbon around each jar, if desired, and serve. I can’t wait to make these for our next sit-down dinner, they’d be adorable served to each guest for dessert!