Gluten Free Mini Caramel Apple Pies with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Apple pie is hands down my favorite fall dessert. It’s also one of those things I always make without a recipe and it’s always good. (Can’t tell you how hard it is to get something like that out of your head, on to paper, and get it to taste the same!).

This fall, I’ve been gravitating towards these mini apple pies. They come together so quickly, I can get them in the oven while we are having dinner and then have a warm apple pie to finish off a weeknight meal. I mean, that’s some quarantine weeknight perfection, no?

All of quarantine, I’ve been reaching for things that feel warm and homey, comforting. And I’ve definitely been trying to make weeknight meals more fun – I wouldn’t typically make a dessert if we weren’t having company but it’s been a nice way to make these groundhog days feel a little more special.

The best thing about these pies – they’re gluten free! The recipe calls for almond flour in the crust and topping. I actually made these sugar free, too, but using a sugar substitute in the apple pie filling and the streusel topping.

I used a 6.5 oz ramekin for these guys from Target that are unfortunately no longer available, but if I had to buy another set I’d go for these!

There are so many ways you can make these mini caramel apple pies your own! Things I’ve tried in my apple pies to give you some ideas:

  • A shot of bourbon as you make the pie mixture (the alcohol cooks off and bourbon is always a great flavor in a pie, balancing the sweetness and vanilla like a champ)
  • A handful of cranberries
  • A handful of pecans
  • Cranberries and pecans!
  • Orange zest
  • A little lemon, for a fun and bright flavor
  • Sliced apples and plums

How do you like your apple pie?!

Mini Caramel Apple Pies with Almond Crust and Cinnamon Streusel Topping

If you want to call this easy gluten free treat breakfast, we won't hold it against you! These apple pies come together so quickly and are a delicious fall-flavored dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 4 mini apple pies


Almond Flour Crust

  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1 stick of butter, cold, cubed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Apple Pie Filling

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2-3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp caramel sauce

Streusel Topping

  • 1/4 c softened butter
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c sugar


Almond Flour Crust

  • To a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until a ball forms.
  • Remove from bowl of processor, place in container or wrap in saran and place in fridge until needed.

Streusel Topping

  • Combine all ingredients until a shaggy mixture forms; set aside.

Apple Pie Filling

  • Prepare four ramekins with butter or cooking spray, set aside. Preheat oven to 350.
  • Melt butter in a large sautee pan.
  • Add sliced/diced apples, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cook apples until just softened. Remove from heat.
  • When removed from the heat, stir in caramel sauce until well combined.


  • Remove almond crust from refrigerator and split evenly between prepared ramekins. Press crust to fill out ramekin.
  • Add apple pie filling, splitting evenly between ramekins.
  • Top each apple pie with streusel topping.
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until streusel topping is just browning.

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