Mini Caramel Apple Skillet Pies

Hi my friends!! I hope you are enjoying this lovely time of year. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but Fall and Winter are my absolute favorite seasons, and I wished they lasted all year long ๐Ÿ™‚ I could bake Christmas and Hanukkah treats while listening to holiday music or watching old Christmas movies or baking shows, just about every day ๐Ÿ™‚ I also am in love with cold, crisp weather, wearing coats and hats and gloves! ย Watching the leaves change and waiting for the first snow of the year was something I always loved about living up north. Maybe someday we will get to live where there are 4 seasons once again!!

I teamed up withย Lucky Leaf again to create my newest recipe sensation, and I know you’re going to flip over this beauty!! My mini caramel apple skillet pies are absolutely sublime and filled with so many of my favorite ingredients. I love the versatility of using their pie fillings to create magical desserts without too much effort!! These mini desserts are perfect because you don’t even have to share them ๐Ÿ™‚ You get to indulge all by yourself !!! Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream and extra caramel sauce, and you have THE perfect dessert!!

It’s so good. Straight from the can ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to give thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Make the dough right in your food processor!

One of my favorite candies to use in desserts.

Homemade caramel sauce to use in the tarts and on top of the ice cream or the tart while it’s still warm ๐Ÿ™‚

I bought the mini skillets on Amazon!

Pile on the streusel over the caramel and apples!

Look at that gorgeous cinnamon streusel right from the oven.

These tarts are so beautiful and perfect for the holidays or any celebration!!

Mini Caramel Apple Skillet Pies

Makes: 8 mini cast iron skillet tarts Prep time: 45 minutes Bake time : 30 to 35 minutes



2 and 1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup very cold, unsalted butter cut into 1/4 inch cubes

9 tablespoons ice cold water


2. 21 ounce cans ofย Lucky Leaf apple pie filling

1, 11 ounce bag of Kraft caramels plus 9 more caramels, unwrapped

1/3 cup heavy cream

Make sure to buy some Ice cream of your choice for topping the tarts when they are warm and extra caramel for drizzling over the ice cream. This is the most delicious and beautiful way to serve this dessert!!!ย 


3 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups melted, unsalted butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ice cream of your choice



In the bowl of your food processor, (or stand mixer if you donโ€™t have one), pulse the dry ingredients for the crust until mixed.

Pulse in the cold butter until pea sized pieces form.

Pulse in the cold water until the dough comes together into a sticky ball.

With floured hands, divide the dough into two rounds and wrap each in plastic wrap.

Chill the dough for an hour while you make the streusel.


In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt together until combined.

Pour in the melted butter and mix with a fork until small, chunky pieces form.

Keep in the fridge so the streusel can tighten up.

Take out of the fridge about 10 minutes before topping the tarts and use a fork to break up any big, solid pieces.ย 


Before the dough is ready to roll and cut, on a piece of parchment paper, trace around the bottom of cast iron pan, adding about an extra inch and a half. (Do the same if you are using large muffin pans.) You want enough dough to be able to place it in the pans with it coming to the top!

When your dough is nice and cold, take one of the dough rounds out and roll it to about 1/8 inch thick.

Take your parchment paper, place it on the dough, and trace around it with a very sharp knife.ย 

Gently place the dough into the pans.

With a very sharp knife, go around the tops of the pans and take off any excess dough.ย 

When you have placed the dough into all of the pans, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.ย 

Place the pans with the dough in them, in theย  fridge while you make the caramel topping.


In a medium sized, microwave safe, glass bowl, place all your unwrapped caramels.

Pour the heavy cream over the top.ย 

Microwave for 1 minute and stir.

Now, microwave for another 30 to 45 seconds until the cream and caramels can be stirred into a smooth mixture. Set aside.


Open your cans of Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling and fill each tart 3/4 of the way full.

Pour 2 tablespoons of the caramel mixture evenly over the top of the apple filling.

Crumble up the streusel and place on top of the apple, caramel mixture. I used about 1/3 cup or more if you can fit it, per each tart. You want it piled nice and neat on top, but donโ€™t be afraid to use what you have!ย  (See my photos!)

Place either the skillets or muffin cups on a baking sheet. I used only 4 skillets per pan.

Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

Cover loosely and bake another 10 minutes or until you see the crust turn a light golden brown around the edges.

Let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

Serve warm with ice cream and more caramel sauce. You can reheat the caramel in the microwave so you can use it for drizzling over the ice cream.


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