How to Make Apple or Peach Pie Blossoms

“They’re adorable!”  That’s what Rachel in Marketing called them.

I love pies.  I love little pies.  These are a different take on little pies . . . except that they’re loaded with cream cheese or Bavarian cream along with the fresh fruit.  That makes them really good.

We made these two ways: with a yeasted dough and with a pie crust.  They’re both good.  We used mixes for the shells, premade Bavarian cream or cream cheese pastry filings, and fresh fruit.  That cut way back on the prep time.  If you choose, you can use a recipe for the dough.  You can also make your own frosting with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.

Peach Pie Blossoms with Yeast Dough

1 Spudnut Cinnamon Bun Mix
2 1/2 cups diced, peeled peaches
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon Original Clearjel or cornstarch
Bavarian Cream premade pastry filling

1/2 cup premade Cinnamon Bun Frosting or other glaze
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar from the cinnamon sugar packet in the mix

Yield: 12

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mix the dough according to package instructions.  Set aside and let rise until about doubled.
  2. Roll the dough into a 10 1/2-inch by 14-inch rectangle.    Cut the dough into twelve 3 1/2-inch square pieces (three rows by four rows).
  3. Grease 12 cavities in standard muffin pans.  Place a dough square in each.
  4. Toss the peaches with the lemon juice.  Toss the peaches with the cinnamon-sugar and Clearjel or cornstarch.  Add the nuts.
  5. Clip the corner off a pack of Bavarian cream and squeeze a 1/4-inch layer of Bavarian cream into each cup.
  6. Divide the peach and nut filling between the cups.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until the dough is baked and a light brown.
  8. Let the pan cool for five minutes only and then remove the desserts from the cups.
  9. Drizzle with a glaze and serve.

Peach Pie Blossoms with Pie Dough

You can use premade pie crust if you choose.

2 3/4 cups Professional Pie Crust Mix plus 7 tablespoons water or equal
2 1/2 cups diced, peeled peaches
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1  1/2 tablespoons Original Clearjel or cornstarch
Bavarian Cream premade pastry filling

1/2 cup premade Cinnamon Bun Frosting or equal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Yield: 15

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mix the pie crust mix and water according to package instructions.
  2. Roll the dough into a 17 1/2-inch square rectangle.    Cut the dough into fifteen 3 1/2-inch square pieces.
  3. Grease 15 cavities in standard muffin pans.  Place a dough square in each.
  4. Toss the peaches with the lemon juice.  Toss the peaches with the cinnamon-sugar and Clearjel or cornstarch.  Add the walnuts.
  5. Clip the corner off a pack of Bavarian cream and squeeze a 1/4-inch layer of Bavarian cream into each cup.
  6. Divide the peach and nut filling between the cups.
  7. Bake for 17 minutes or until the dough is baked and a light brown.
  8. Let the pan cool for five minutes only and then remove the desserts from the cups.
  9. Drizzle with a glaze and serve.

Recipe for Apple Pie Blossoms

These recipes are exactly as the peach recipes with two differences.  Of course, apples are used instead of peaches and cream cheese filling is used instead of Bavarian cream.

Apple Pie Blossoms with Yeast Dough

1 Spudnut Cinnamon Bun Mix
2 1/2 cups diced, peeled apples
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon Original Clearjel or cornstarch
Cream Cheese premade pastry filling

1/2 cup premade Cinnamon Bun Frosting or other glaze
1/3 cup cinnamon sugar from the cinnamon sugar packet in the mix

Yield: 12

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mix the dough according to package instructions.  Set aside and let rise until about doubled.
  2. Roll the dough into a 10 1/2-inch by 14-inch rectangle.  Cut the dough into twelve 3 1/2-inch square pieces (three rows by four rows).
  3. Grease 12 cavities in standard muffin pans.  Place a dough square in each.
  4. Toss the apples with the lemon juice.  Toss the apples with the cinnamon-sugar and Clearjel or cornstarch.  Add the nuts.
  5. Clip the corner off a pack of cream cheese and squeeze a 1/4-inch layer of cream cheese into each cup.
  6. Divide the apple and nut filling between the cups.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until the dough is baked and a light brown.
  8. Let the pan cool for five minutes only and then remove the desserts from the cups.
  9. Drizzle with a glaze and serve.

Apple Pie Blossoms with Pie Dough

You can use premade pie crust if you choose.

2 3/4 cups Professional Pie Crust Mix plus 7 tablespoons water or equal
2 1/2 cups diced, peeled apples
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1  1/2 tablespoons Original Clearjel or cornstarch
Cream Cheese premade pastry filling

1/2 cup premade Cinnamon Bun Frosting or equal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Yield: 15

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Mix the pie crust mix and water according to package instructions.
  2. Roll the dough into a 17 1/2-inch square rectangle.    Cut the dough into fifteen 3 1/2-inch square pieces.
  3. Grease 15 cavities in standard muffin pans.  Place a dough square in each.
  4. Toss the apples with the lemon juice.  Toss the apples with the cinnamon-sugar and Clearjel or cornstarch.  Add the walnuts.
  5. Clip the corner off a pack of cream cheese package and squeeze a 1/4-inch layer of cream cheese into each cup.
  6. Divide the apple and nut filling between the cups.
  7. Bake for 17 minutes or until the dough is baked and a light brown.
  8. Let the pan cool for five minutes only and then remove the desserts from the cups.
  9. Drizzle with a glaze and serve.