Sandra Lee’s Mini Apple Pies

Sandra Lee’s Favorite Holiday Recipe
“Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and thoughtful, but you can still pull off a gracious gathering with minimal fuss. My Mini Apple Pies are a money-saving dessert that is quick, easy, inexpensive and most of all delicious! One of my happiest Thanksgiving memories is baking with my Grandma Lorraine and my recipe for mini apple pies was adapted with Semi-Homemakers in mind. A simple money-saving shortcut is to use canned apple pie filing, because it costs only $1.49, compared to homemade, which is $1.45, virtually the same price. If you use whole wheat flour tortillas versus pre-made boxed pie crust or puff pastry you will save $2.14.

After you bake, brush the tops with milk, sprinkle with sugar and you have a decadent dessert. You can also serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the kids! The best part? My Semi-Homemade shortcuts cut the kitchen time in half, leaving you lots of time to join in the festivities. Add family and friends and you have the recipe for a thankful day. More time-saving shortcuts to create elegant appetizers and delicious desserts can be found on my Food Network show Sandra’s Money Saving Meals or in my new book Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Easy Weeknight Wonders.”


  • 4 Whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    Warm the tortillas in a microwave to make them pliable. Divide the apple filling between the 4 tortillas. Fold in ends and then roll up each tortilla. Place on an un-greased baking sheet and make slashes to allow stem to vent. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serves 4.

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