Guest Blogger Monday: Bite Size Apple Pies

We’re pleased to welcome Megan Zietz back again this week as our guest blogger; we love her quick approach to the beloved apple pie! Don’t forget to check out her blog: The Frugalista Diaries

These last few days I’ve been cooped up in the house battling the rain and nursing a cold, so I haven’t been up to making a trip to the grocery store to grab ingredients to whip up a homemade apple pie. So of course, as I was grabbing the crescent rolls from the fridge It dawned on me that I could use them to make bite sized apple pies. Genius! So I grabbed an apple, some brown sugar, cinnamon and melted a little butter and got started. How perfect is this for Summer parties, no need for forks, plus it’s quick and mess free!
Here’s How I Did It…
Apple Pie Bites – Serves 8
1 (Tart) Apple Sliced
3 Heaping Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon ( I used a homemade Cinni-Sugar Mix)
1 Tbsp. Melted Butter
1 Pkg. Of Immaculate Baking Co. Crescent Rolls
*(I use immaculate baking co. when I’m not doing homemade – no hydrogenated oils and non gmo –  it’s the only thing I feel safe about giving my kids when it’s not from scratch)

Preheat Oven to 350˚
1. Roll out the dough on a greased cookie sheet, brush with butter and sprinkle Brown Sugar and Cinnamon in individual pieces of dough. 
2. Roll up an apple slice in the dough forming a crescent, brush with melted butter and top with cinnamon.  Repeat for others.
 3. Bake for 12-15 Mins at 350˚.
4. Remove from Oven, filling will be hot! Serve alone or with a dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream.
What do you make with Crescent Rolls?

99 thoughts on “Guest Blogger Monday: Bite Size Apple Pies

  1. amber says:

    a tasty thing i make with crescent rolls is also the easiest dessert – smear some nutella inside, roll up and bake like usual :)

    • becky says:

      splenda does have brown sugar in a bag use it all the time. i use regular splenda and add cinnamon to make my cresent rolls as a sugar free dessert or as a danish with coffee when i have company over. i also use i cant believe its not butter instead of regular butter. my husband and myself are diebetic so there are ways of making these sugar free or almost sugar free!!!!!

  2. Traci says:

    these were great! My son and I loved them! Actually, I pretty much ate all of them ;) I could’ve added more cinnamon but didn’t want to go overboard on my first try

  3. Belinda says:

    We roll out the can as one piece then add a mixture of cream cheese and sauaage. roll length wise cut into pinwheels and back at 350 for about 15 min. yummy

  4. Mrschadwick says:

    Just pulled them out of the oven ! Can’t wait Ro taste them ! One thing I wish I would have done was cut the apples smaller . Maybe using two tubes of crescent rolls ? They look / smell delicious 😋

  5. I’m thinking of making these for our Christmas get together, I may make a confectioners sugar and milk glaze to drizzle on them, to make them pretty and extra sweet. (though I’m sure they don’t need it)

  6. Judy says:

    I make them the same way, only I put 1 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of sugar, bring it to a boil, pour over the rolled up crescent roll with Granny Smith Apples, then pour a can of Sierra Mist over it, then bake it. Wonderful.

  7. Lisa says:

    I just made these to take to card club tonight. I used apple pie spice in place of the cinnamon and dusted them with powdered sugar after arranging them on the serving plate. Of course, I had to sample one hot out of the oven. They’re fabulous! I will definitely be making these again. So much easier than apple pie.

  8. Michelle P says:

    These look great – going to try tonight with my kiddos! Another quick and easy “dessert” idea that I use ALL OF THE TIME is to spread cream cheese and preserves on the crescent rolls and bake according to the directions. (Note: I cheat and use reduced fat crescents, neufchâtel cheese and natural/no sugar added preserves – my favorite is strawberry rhubarb). AMAZING!

  9. Lindsay R says:

    Made these for a Super Bowl party and they were PERFECT! Everyone loved them and they were insanely easy to make. They were great for my college tight-budget needs and they were quick enough that it took even a novice like me only about 30-40 minutes from start to finish (and I’m really slow in the kitchen!). Thank you for this!

  10. Laura B says:

    Amazing!!! They are very very good.
    You ask what else i make… I mix cream cheese and honey and spread on the crescent ,roll and bake, very easy and good.
    Thank you for sharing the apple recipe,so so good!and easy!!!

  11. Must try these.I cook cut up chicken breast,peppers and mushroomsand fold into softened creamcheese. Fill crescent rolls, roll up and bake. Yummy. Serve with a salad for lunch or a light supper.

  12. sherry H says:

    Made these tonight and alls I can say is Yummy …nice to be able to make an easy and quick dessert…thank you for the recipe!

  13. Hi! Thank you for the recipe! I live on campus in a dorm with 9 other girls and I can’t wait to make it for them for a de-stresser for finals! Thank you!!

  14. TangledPatience says:

    Will definitely try! One thing about crescents, besides being quick & easy, is they can be sweet or savory! Our top 3 (we like crescents!)- Breakfast Rolls: cooked scrambled eggs w/ ham & a little cheese, fill crescents, bake as norm…great for breakfast on the go, espec. with the older kids who don’t want to sit & eat before school! Pizza Rolls: fry ground beef or use chopped pepperoni, pizza sauce & mozzarella cheese, mix ingred. & let cool, spoon onto crescents, roll up, bake 15-20mins until golden…these go so fast I sometimes cut the crescents longways and get 16 to a can! And lastly, the easiest: spread w/ Nutella and bake as directed- YUM! Thanks again for the Lil’ Apple Pies, can’t wait to try! ~Linda

  15. Patti Brown says:

    Just put these in the oven. I think next time. I won’t mix the cinnamon and brown sugar together. Seemed like a lot of cinnamon. I will let you know how they go over. I make Crescent dogs with crescent rolls. I sometimes use cheese dogs, or even brats.

  16. Ash says:

    I tired this and they turned out good but if I did it again I would heat up the apples prior to baking them to soften the apples. They were not cooked enough I thought but other then that they are tasty!

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  18. Kellie says:

    I put chocolate chips in mine there are many other kinds of chips you can use when they are still warm they taste like a warm cookie. Also you could put powdered sugar on top too.

  19. Sandra says:

    I spread a raspberry jam on the roll and bake, then drizzle with white glaze frosting….also I’ve been know to fill the roll with milk chocolate chips and glaze with chocolate..

  20. Christine b says:

    i love these just took out of oven now and my house smells like i made a whole pie ps i also make
    mummy-dogs wrap a hot dog like a mummy for Halloween or as in my family a one a week thing for a fast dinner idea

  21. I just made these. I thought 2 tablespoons of cinnamon seemed like way too much for 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar, so I used one Tablespoon. Did you mean to say 2 teaspoons?

    • bettercookies says:

      Our blogger shared this recipe with us, and we’re thinking that she probably is a bigger cinnamon fan :) But love it that your customizing it to your preference!

  22. Karen says:

    I roll fresh blueberries in crescent rolls, bake, then sprinkle with powdered sugar….delish!! These are awesome too….making another batch now!!
    I also roll marshmallows in crescent rolls before baking sometimes alone, sometimes with chocolate chips…so good with coffee!!

  23. Karen says:

    P.S. Just made them again but this time I peeled the apples and cooked them with butter, brown sugar, and apple pie spice to make the apples nice and soft….then sprinkled with powdered sugar…mmmm mmmm!!

  24. Jenn B says:

    I just tried these. very easy to make. i dont think i put enough cinnamon and sugar (as i just winged it). I think i might add some sharp cheddar cheese, and the apple pie spice sounds like a good add.

  25. April says:

    Just made this evening for company-they raved about it :) So easy and tasty. I also made caramel sauce to drizzle over it-YUM!

  26. McClain says:

    How do you think these would freeze? Prepped.. but not baked yet. Thinking of making these ahead of time before the Thanksgiving rush so all I’ll have to do is stick them in the oven.

    • bettercookies says:

      Hmmm good question. I’ve never freezed prepped recipes ahead of time, so I’m not quite sure of the results. But I’d imagine that the oven should take care of it all! Please let us know how it turns out!

      • McClain says:

        I did make them for Thanksgiving and they did wonderful freezing. They were a big hit! But a bit runny due to me using a shortcut. I used a can of fried apples, so the “juice” from them ran into the pan. Thanks for a great recipe!

      • Monica says:

        I just made these. omg they are heaven . even the husband approved. Would they cook they same if I took the skin off. (husbands request.)

  27. Codi says:

    I made these tonight, for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I was wondering if anyone has re heated them or ate them cold? Also should they be stored in the refrigerator or are they okay left at room temp?

    • bettercookies says:

      Hey Codi! Sorry for the late response! Hopefully you’ve figured out a good solution! It should be fine left overnight in room temp just for one night since there really isn’t any dairy in it! But hopefully you had a great and yummy-licious holiday!

    • bettercookies says:

      Hey Kati! There are 8 rolls in a can of our crescent dough, so you’re going to need at least 3 cans! Sounds like you’ll be having an extra “Immaculate” Christmas get together this year :)

  28. I just made these for breakfast for myself and my children. I cooked them for the minimum recommended time, letting the sugar mixture on top deceive me into they were more done. I should have left them in the max time, but they were still very good. I made icing (like for cinnamon rolls) and drizzled that over the top. Delicious.

    In the future, I think I’ll chop the apple up and mix it all in with the sugar mixture for more even cooking and softer apple.

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