These incredibly delicious (and easy) Apple Pie Bites are going to be your go-to apple dessert in a hurry!
Honestly, when I took the first bite… I thought, “How can something this easy be so damn good?”. In less than 30 minutes you can whip up these tasty little apple pies that are a perfect last-minute Thanksgiving (or anytime!) dessert.
How did I come across this idea?
I recently had the honor of contributing a recipe and photograph to my hometown elementary school’s fundraiser cookbook (those are my Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins!).
I was skimming through the cookbook when I came across a recipe very similar to this one. Whenever I find a recipe that I want to make, I’ll always look for different variations of the recipe and adapt it to make it my own.
This easy recipe starts out with placing Pillsbury crescent rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You’ll spread a mixture of brown sugar and apple pie spice on the crescent rolls.
Then spread a few chopped pecans onto each crescent roll.
Next, you’ll place an apple slice (that has been dipped in melted butter) on the wide end of each crescent roll. I left the peeling on my apple slices, but you can also peel the apple if you’d like.
Roll ’em up…
Then bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. How easy is that???
This recipe calls for apple pie spice which can be made easily at home with a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Update: This recipe has been so popular with my friends and family… everyone loves it! My friend Melissa made a shortcut using canned fried apples with cinnamon, drizzled them with caramel when they came out of the oven and topped with vanilla ice cream. I tried this version and it was also DELICIOUS.
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Apple Pie Bites
- Total Time: 27 minutes
- Yield: 8 apple pie bites
Delicious, quick and easy mini apple pies made with Pillsbury crescent rolls in less than 30 minutes!
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, and additional apple pie spice (about ¼ teaspoon) for sprinkling on top of crescent rolls
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 8 (½-inch) slices
- 1 (8 ounce) tube Pillsbury Original crescent rolls
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.
- Melt butter and toss apple slices in butter, set aside.
- Arrange crescent roll triangles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly distribute brown sugar mixture onto each triangle.
- Sprinkle each triangle evenly with the chopped pecans.
- Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle. Wrap crescent roll dough around each apple.
- Brush each crescent roll with remaining butter. Sprinkle lightly with additional apple pie spice.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Delicious served with vanilla ice cream and/or caramel syrup!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: apple pie bites
Inspired by Beaufort Elementary School’s Savory Eats & Seadog Treats, Adapted from Pillsbury.com
The pastries are really good but I think next time I’d use a pastry dough instead of croissant dough and chop up the apples. You take one bite and the whole apple slides out lol. Otherwise it’s really good and easy.
Love these little bites. Perfect quick dessert.
I made it today for Thanksgiving and it turned out great everyone loved it I am going to try and make it for all holidays.
Can these be made a day or two ahead of time and baked the day of?
Hi Christine, I have never made these ahead of time so I can’t say with 100% certainty. I did read this on the Pillsbury crescent roll website: “Crescent Rolls can be shaped and placed on cookie sheets up to 2 hours before baking. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.” According to this, I wouldn’t make them ahead any longer than 2 hours.
Going to make these for Thanksgiving. Do you think I can assemble them and refrigerate and then pop them in the over before serving?
Hi Lesli, I have never made these ahead of time so I can’t say with 100% certainty. I did read on the Pillsbury crescent roll website that you can shape them up to 2 hours in advance, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Given this info, I wouldn’t make them ahead any longer than 2 hours.
How would you do this with frozen apples? Thanks!
Hi Rebekah, I’ve never prepared this with frozen apples, so I can’t say with 100% certainty. I’m thinking they would turn out watery, but still can’t say because I haven’t tried it.
So good and so easy!
I made these twice so far because they disappeared too quick the first time!
The first time I made these, my apple was kinda large, so they didn’t look as pretty as the pictures because they didn’t roll properly. I used a smaller apple the second time and they were perfect!!
I made these with my 6th-grade Family and Consumer Science students for one of their baking labs. A HUGE hit!!! Surveyed at end of term and this was the overall favorite lab. We churched it up for a food photo shoot by placing on a square plate drizzled in Carmel sauce%