Pinkie Apple Pie Bites!

Apple Pie Bites 1 B

This is no official MLP recipe, but something delicious I saw through Facebook/The Blond Cook that I wanted to make (and it just reminded me so much of Applejack and Pinkie Pie!)

I made a few of my own little tweaks (mostly things like I don’t like nuts in my baked goods, so I didn’t add pecans, and I couldn’t find/make true apple pie spice, etc.).  If you have allergens, this is an easy recipe to poke about with.


Pinkie Apple-Pie Bites

This recipe makes 8; for more bites, double/triple the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small Granny Smith apple – washed, cored, peeled (optional), and cut into 8.
  • 1 can Pillsbury original Crescent Rolls – this gives you 8
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice + extra for topping
    • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamin
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tsp allspice
    • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    If you don’t have parchment, I highly recommend getting some for this.  Aluminum foil/baking spray just isn’t the same and hot brown sugar is nothing to sneeze at for a dish-washer!
  2. Combine brown sugar and apple pie spice.
  3. In another bowl, melt the butter and dip/dunk the 8 apple slices.
  4. Open the Crescent rolls.
    If you’re working in a tight space, I recommend cutting the rolls in half [separate the top four from the bottom four] before continuing.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly across the triangles and separate them.
    I recommend separating along the perforations with a sharp knife instead of tearing/misshaping them.
  6. Place a buttered apple slice on the wide end of each triangle and wrap it up tightly.  I tried to wrap the apple slice fully, which meant pulling/pinching the dough a bit.  Repeat for all 8 slices.
  7. Arrange evenly across the baking sheet.  Drizzle remaining butter across the top of each roll and then sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mix.  (This is when the parchment paper comes in handy, since melting brown sugar is tough to remove otherwise.)
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before enjoying!

I baked for 10 minutes and should have done just a bit more; the crust was golden brown, but the apple itself wasn’t apple pie soft all the way through.  Depending on your kitchen variances, perhaps reduce the heat to 350 and bake a couple observed minutes longer.  Experiment a little!

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