Mini Apple Pie Delights are quicker to make than traditional apple pie, yet still super delicious!
We love homemade apple pie in this house, yet I only make it a few times a year. It’s not that hard, but I don’t care for peeling and slicing apples most of the time. I should use my mom’s super brilliant idea of freezing the pies before baking, but I only ever think to do that after the fact. In the meantime, these Mini Apple Pie Delights will have to do. They literally take less than 20 minutes total and are really good!
All you need is an apple, crescent rolls, butter and a few spices. I made a trial batch of these for myself and the boys and they disappeared within minutes, so I decided to make a double batch on Christmas morning and set them out for guests, along with fruits, cheese, cookies and all that good stuff. Once again, they did not last long at all and were gone before anything else was even close to being finished!
Of course, once I have success with an idea, it makes me want to try a hundred different things using the same general concept. One thing I am going to try is using pie crust instead of crescent rolls. While I love a good crescent roll, and these are delicious as is, my absolute favorite part of apple pie is the crust, especially the bottom portion. I don’t know about you, but I love how the apple juices and spices flavor it and make it softer. You could also mix in cranberries or walnuts. The possibilities are really endless. Don’t be surprised if you see more mini pies showing up on the blog!
Please feel free to leave me a comment and share your ideas too! I’d love to hear them! And definitely let me know if you make these Mini Apple Pie Delights as written and what you think of them! Enjoy!
- 1 8 oz can crescent rolls
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 Cup brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup pecans chopped, optional
- 1 Granny Smith apple *or variety of your choice
- 2 Tablespoons butter melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper. Lay out the 8 crescent roll triangles onto the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar. Sprinkled evenly onto each of the crescent roll triangles, reserving about a 1/2 teaspoon. Sprinkle chopped pecans over the brown sugar mixture, if using.
Peel and slice the Granny Smith apple into eight 1/2" thick slices and mix with melted butter. Place an apple on the smallest end of each crescent triangle, and roll it all the way up to the opposite end.
Brush with remaining butter and sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on top. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
** nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on the brands you use and any alterations you make to the recipe.