These simple 5 ingredient apple pie bites will be ready in under 20 minutes, including prep time. So if your short on time and need a fast sweet dish, this is perfect. A cinnamon sugar tender apple baked inside of a puffy dough topped with a caramelized cinnamon and sugar mix makes this a sweet treat that everybody who loves apple pie will love.
These apple pie bites remind me so much of apple pie, and I love apple pie! I almost thought about adding a slice of sharp cheddar cheese under the apples, because for some reason, call me strange, but I love the flavors of cheese and cooked apple together. However, I refrained because I would have been the only one to have eaten them had I done that. Which come to think of it, wouldn't have been such a bad thing, I wouldn't have had to share. 🙂
This recipe is all over Pinterest, and I found this one that I adapted from The Blond Cook. She uses pecans, but with a tree nut allergy, that is out of the question for us. So you can add chopped pecans to your apple mix that you fill the dough with. But, it still has an amazing flavor even without the pecans. So it's up to you.
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What do you need?
1 apple, cored, sliced and cute into eight ½ inch slices (the recipe called for granny smith, but I used a red delicious and they turned out yummy)
1 can of crescent rolls (we used the Immaculate Baking brand which for us is allergy free)
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice (we used pumpkin pie spice, and an additional dash of cinnamon)
3 tablespoons butter
What do you do?
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and spices, set aside.
Melt the butter and toss the apples in the melted butter.
Lay your crescent rolls on your paper lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle your brown sugar mixture evenly on each triangle. Leaving some for the tops.
Place an apple slice on the wide end of each crescent roll.
Roll the crescent roll with the apple up and brush the top with the remaining butter, from the butter the apples were in.
Sprinkle the tops with the remaining sugar.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
We love apple dishes that remind us of fall, not only do these fit the requirement, but so does our Caramel Apple Scones.