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!
Mini Apple Pie Bites
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
- Cut the pie crust into 8 even triangles.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Set aside 2 tablespoons.
- Sprinkled the remaining sugar mixture evenly onto each of the pie crust triangles.
- Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the brown sugar mixture, if using.
- Peel and slice the apple into eight even slices and mix with 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
- Place an apple on the smallest end of each pie crust triangle, and roll it all the way up to the opposite end.
- Brush the top of each roll with the remaining butter and sprinkle with the reserved brown sugar mixture.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
- Line your baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper to make clean up easier. Some juices may leak out of the pies while they bake.
- Make sure that your pie crust is at room temperature before you begin. If the crust is tearing or not sealing closed, you can wet it a little bit with water.
- You can also use crescent rolls instead of pie crust. You will need to preheat the oven to 375°F if you opt to use crescent rolls. The baking time will be about the same.