Apple-Cream Cheese Mini Pies


My idea of puff pastry apple dumplings evolved into something I am quite proud of. I took one of my favorite ingredients, cream cheese, and combined it into a sopapilla, apple pie, ooey-gooey dessert. I get a lot of ideas that I want to see come to fruition but I’m just not sure how to get there. When I combine my aptitude for trying new things and my amateur internet searching skills, I come up with yummy comfort foods.


  • One 17 oz package puff pastry, thawed per directions
  • 2 medium apples, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • One 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Mix cream cheese, apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Lightly dust  a dark baking sheet with flour.
  4. Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry. Spoon apple mixture into 9 separate piles, leaving enough space around to create 9 separate pies. You may have mixture left over.
  5. Place the other sheet of puff pastry on top and with your finger, seal the 2 sheets together around each pile of apple mixture.
  6. With a knife, cut each bundle apart.
  7. Reseal the edges and use a fork to create ridges around the edges.
  8. Give each mini pie an egg wash.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

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