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Easy Apple Recipes for Kids: No-Roll Apple Pies

Introducing our latest delight from our collection of easy apple recipes for kids! These delectable apple pies are not only straightforward, but they’re also a guaranteed hit for little chefs of all ages and make the perfect snacks for kids to enjoy. With a no-roll pastry crust that’s a breeze even for toddler’s fingers, and a mouth-watering apple pie filling, it’s the perfect kitchen project for those crisp autumn afternoons. So, gather your apples, and let’s embark on this delicious culinary journey with your little ones!

No-Roll Apple Pies for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide

apple pies on a wooden chopping board with one of the apple pies with a bite taken out of it showing the homemade filling.

Apple pies have always held a special spot in my heart, especially when they’re homemade. Their rustic charm combined with the apple filling is simply irresistible and makes the perfect treat for little ones to enjoy. Now, with our simplified method, even toddlers can join in on the fun, thanks to the no-roll pastry recipe tailored for tiny hands.

Apple pies cooling in a muffin tin made by toddlers at home with mum.

Check out even more Apple Activities for Learning with Preschoolers here!

Top tip for cooking these pies with toddlers…

If you’re involving toddlers, a helpful trick is to prepare the apple filling the night before and keep it refrigerated. It makes the cooking process smoother and quicker.

Apple pie with a bite taken out of it made by mum and toddlers for a simple afternoon baking activity.

For the more mature junior chefs, I always encourage them to try their hand at preparing the apple filling. It’s a fantastic introduction to cooking over heat.

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Making Apple Pies with Kids

Let’s get cooking with the kids and make this autumn favourite from our family kitchen. Don’t forget to share your success with us and leave a comment or tag us on social media when you make these. If you scroll down you’ll also find a printable version of this easy apple recipe to cook with kids.

Apple Pie Ingredients

Apple Pie Filling:

  • 2 apples (braeburn apples will make the pie filling sweet and granny smith apples a little more tart)
  • 118 ml cold water
  • 104 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Pie Crust:

  • 240 g flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 118 ml vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp cold water

Instructions for Making Easy Apple Pies with Kids

1. Begin by peeling and dicing the apples finely.

a child peeling and chopping apples over a wooden chopping board.

2. In a saucepan, mix apples, water, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Heat on medium till it starts to simmer. Switch to medium-low and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Once done, set aside to cool.

apple pie filling ingredients ready to cook in a saucepan

3. Preheat your oven to 220C (200C for Fan Assisted).

ingredients for making homemade pastry ideal for using with kids in a bowl.

4. For the crust, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Pour in the oil and water, stirring till dough forms. Hand-knead until the dough solidifies.

pastry pressed into a muffin pan to create the base of apple pies.

5. Create golf ball-sized dough portions and press them into the muffin pan. Continue this process until all cups are occupied.

apple pie filling added to pastry cups in a muffin tin.

6. Spoon in your cooled apple pie filling into each crust.

Crumbled pastry crust added to the top of pastry cups with apple pie filling in made in a muffin pan.

7. Sprinkle over some crumbled dough bits as toppings.

8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crusts turn a beautiful golden brown.

Apple pies freshly out of the oven showing the lightly golden brown top you will expect to see.

9. Once baked, cool them thoroughly before de-panning.

Apple Activities for Kids

Looking to do some simple apple activities with your toddlers and preschoolers once you have made these apple pies? Why not check out our apple playdough mats now in our store.

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Easy Apple Recipe for Kids – No Roll Apple Pies

Cerys Parker
Introduce your kids to the joy of cooking with our no-fuss apple pie bites recipe! With a no-roll pastry perfect for little hands, this is a top pick from our easy apple recipes for kids. Dive in for a deliciously simple family cooking adventure!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 6 mini apple pies
Calories 437 kcal


  • 6 cup muffin pan
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Bowl


Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 apples peeled and diced
  • 118 ml cold water
  • 104 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Pie Crust


  • Peel and chop the apples into small cubes.
  • Combine the apples, water, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the liquid begins to simmer, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes, until liquid has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C (200C for Fan Assisted)
  • Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Add the oil and water and stir until dough begins to form. Knead with your hands until the dough is sold.
  • Remove golf ball sized balls of dough from the bowl and press it into a six-cup muffin pan. Continue until all the cups have been filled.
  • Fill each pie crust cup with apple pie filling.
  • Top with crumbled pieces of pie dough.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until the pie crust is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from pan.


Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 16gSodium: 224mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 3gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Apple Recipes, Autumn Recipes, Cooking with Kids, Fall Recipe
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  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe, we will definitely be trying it. They look delicious.

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