Ontario Apple Pie Shooters

Recipe developed by Centre For Food, Durham College

Serves 12 as shots or 4 as cocktail size.

Chef Tip: Can be made without the whiskey. Can be made ahead of time and will hold in the fridge for up to 1 week. Apples do not need to be peeled, but you can if you like. If whiskey is added at the beginning of cooking, much of the alcohol will boil off.


3 cups Ontario Royal Gala or Crispin apples; peeling optional; diced 1/4” 750 ml
3 tbsp Granulated sugar 45 ml
1-1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 5 - 7 ml
1/4 tsp Allspice 2 ml
dash Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Ginger powder 1 ml
3 cups Apple cider, cold 750 ml
2 tsp Corn starch 10 ml
1 cup Apple Jack whiskey 250 ml
8 oz Pie pastry dough 240g
1 Egg for egg wash
1 tsp Sugar 5 ml


Combine apples, sugar & spice; rest at room temperature for 1 hour.

Add cider & corn starch; stir well. Bring to boil over medium heat; stir

regularly to incorporate corn starch. Add Apple Jack; simmer then remove from heat.

Roll out the pastry to 1/8” thick. Cut into leaf shapes. Brush top with egg wash; sprinkle with sugar; bake at 350º F until golden, approx.12 minutes.