Apple Pie Tailgating Dessert Recipe

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There’s already enough salty tailgating food. Dips, chips, and other salty snacks have filled our tailgating parties long enough. That is why I decided to take a little different spin on tailgating this week. This is a single serve, two-bite apple pie that is perfect to use as a tailgating dessert recipe. Not only does it travel well, but you will probably be the only one to bring a tailgating dessert. This is a phenomenon that has been long overdue to become popular.

Why is this so great? It combines the freshness of fall and natural foods with the apple filling while carefully ensuring your tailgating party won’t turn into a health-a-thon by making everyone a pie of their own (By the way it is 100% ok to un-invite your friend from future tailgating parties who brought ants on a log as a healthy alternative). Feel free to top each one with whipped cream, ice cream, or a tacky “D-Fence” sign.

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Ingredients for the Apple Pie tailgating dessert recipe:

Crust: 2 frozen pie crusts (each pie normally has two crusts, so make sure you look at the package you are buying) 2 pie crusts will fill 24 mini-pie tins.

Filling: 3 fresh apples. We used about 3 for two dozen. A sprinkle of brown sugar and a spritz of lemon juice (to prevent browning)

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Apple Crisp: Use your favorite apple crisp recipe, or combine 1 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup cold water, 3/4 cup oats.

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Make the filling by dicing the apples and sprinkling with the lemon and brown sugar. Set aside.

Make the crisp by combining all ingredients and setting aside.


Make the pie crust by thawing out the crust. Then cut into squares and put in a mini-muffin pan. Par bake per per the boxes instructions on temperature for 10 minutes. Then pull out of the oven.

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Add the filling and then top with the crisp.

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Finish baking per the pie crust instructions. Remember, you already baked it for 10 minutes.

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Enjoy! And dominate the tailgating party competition with this awesome Apple Pie tailgating dessert recipe.

For more tailgating ideas, make sure to check out our tailgating recipe page here.


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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.