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Gluten-Free Apple Pie Cookie Cups

Gluten-free apple pie cookie cups are not only adorable to serve but they taste fantastic! Sweet cinnamon apple pie filling sits inside buttery cookie cups and they are served right up as is...no need for a plate and fork.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Resting Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 19 minutes
Course: Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, cookie cups, gluten-free
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 325kcal
Cost: $8


  • 1 box Meli's Cashewlicious Gluten-Free Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 C cashew butter (or other nut butter works too)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 C diced apples of your choosing (about 4 medium apples)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 C water or apple juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12 cup silicone muffin pan
  • In a large bowl, mix egg, nut butter and butter
  • Add Meli's Cashewlicious Gluten-Free Cookie Mix, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Take 2 1/2 T rounds of cookie dough at a time and place them in each muffin well
  • With greased hands, press up sides so that bottom and sides are the same thickness forming a cookie cup
  • Bake 7-9 minutes until edges are setMeanwhile, make the apple pie filling by tossing the diced apples with lemon juice in a bowl and set aside
  • In a medium saute pan, make a slurry with the cornstarch, spices, brown sugar and water or apple juice
  • Bring to a boil whisking oftenAdd the apples and bring to a boil
  • Simmer until tender about 10-12 minutes
  • When cookie cups are done, remove them from oven and push down center of the cookie cup with your hands if it popped up a bit to create that cookie cup well again
  • Place them in the freezer for an hour then gently remove them by folding back the silicone pan around each and pushing up the bottom until they pop out
  • Place cookie cups on your serving platter and spoon 1-2 T of warm apple pie filling into each well
  • Serve with a sprinkling of course salt or fresh ground nutmeg


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to make them warm. 


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg