Foodie Friday {Mini Apple Pear Pies}…

I’ve made this dessert for the past 3 years.  It is easy and delicious! 🙂  It’s modified from a recipe in KRAFT Magazine.


  • 1 cup Vanilla Wafers (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix vanilla wafers, brown sugar, and butter until well blended.  Set aside.
  • 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15 oz package)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large apples, cored, peeled, chopped
    • I prefer Gala
  • 1 large pear, cored, peeled, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Grease a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. Roll out pie crust.
  3. Cut roughly 4″ circles out of the crust.
    1. I use a large cup as a guide.
    2. Ball the dough up and roll it back out to get more crusts.
  4. Place each circle into the muffin tin.
  5. Spread cream cheese carefully onto the bottom of each pie.
  6. Sprinkle with half of the vanilla wafer crumb mixture.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Combine apples, pear, sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  9. Toss to coat.
  10. Top crumb mixture with fruit filling.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  12. Bake 30 minutes or until fruit is tender and crust is slightly browned.
  13. Cool on wire rack.
  14. Serve individual pies with vanilla ice cream.

This makes a great dessert for Thanksgiving or fall gathering. 🙂

Until next time…