KORU® Muffin Pies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooks in: 20

Servings: 12 

"Yummy mini french apple pies-it's hard to eat just one!"
- Sandi McGrath

Escape the ordinary...add a pinch of culinary lavendar or orange zest before the crumb topping!


Prepared pastry for a 9-inch pie (make your favorite recipe or use a roll of refrigerated pie dough)

Pie Filling:

2 KORU® Apples, peeled, cored and diced fairly small

1/4 cup (50 grams) white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon corn starch (corn flour)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

3 ounces (100 ml) water

Crumb Topping:

1 cup (128 grams) regular flour

1/4 cup (55 grams) packed brown sugar

1/4 cup (50 grams) white sugar

1/4 cup (25 grams) rolled oats

1/2 cup (120 grams) firm butter, cut into cubes

A pinch of salt


  1. Heat oven to 350f/180c
  2. Spray bottom of large muffin tins with non stick cooking spray


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until apples are softened and juice thickens.

Crumb Topping:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl or food processor.
  2. Mix until butter is incorporated and mixture is crumbly.  If not using a food processor, combine with a pastry blender.


  1. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut out circles slightly larger than the bottom of the muffin tin so the pastry turns up the sides to hold the filling.  To cut the circles you can use a cup, small bowl, or cookie cutter.  Place the dough circles in the bottom of the tins (sprayed with cooking spray).
  2. Spoon one heaping Tablespoon of apple filling on top of each circle of dough.
  3. *Optional*  Sprinkle each with a pinch of culinary lavendar or orange zest.
  4. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of crumb topping over the apple filling and pat down gently with a spoon.

To serve:

  1. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until topping is browned and filling is bubbly.
  2. Cool in tins 10-15 minutes before removing.  You may need to loosen the edges gently with a knife.