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Apple Pie Bites

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

16 appetizers

These apple pie bites are fun for kids to make. Simply wrap strips of pastry around apple wedges and shake on some cinnamon-sugar. Then just bake and watch them disappear! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 sheets refrigerated pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 medium tart apples
  • Caramel sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; reserve 1 tablespoon. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crusts; roll and trim each to an 8-in. square. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Cut each square into eight 1-in. strips.
  2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges; wrap 1 strip of pastry around each wedge, placing sugared side of pastry against the apple.
  3. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture. Bake 13-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm, with caramel sauce if desired.
Apple Pie Bites Tips

Do you have to peel the apples when making apple pie bites?

When making apple pie bites, you don't have to peel the apples, which saves you both time and hassle! However, if you don't like apple peels or would just prefer the recipe without them, feel free to go ahead and remove them. Learn about the best apple peeler for you, whether it's a swivel, crank or Y-peeler.

Can you cut and prep the apple slices ahead of time?

If you have an upcoming event and want to get a head start on this recipe, try cutting the apple slices the night before. Prevent slices from browning by tossing them in lemon-lime soda before you store them. However, save the instructions regarding the pie dough for the day of. Learn more about the proper ways how to store apples and other ways to prevent apples from browning.

How can you make apple pie bites your own?

Make apple pie bites your own by using your favorite type of apples, or consider topping the apple pie bites with chopped nuts (like pecans or walnuts) before baking to add some extra crunch.

What can you serve with apple pie bites?

Serve warm apple pie bites with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or drizzle some salted caramel sauce or creamy cinnamon syrup on top for an even sweeter addition. If you liked these apple pie bites, make sure you try more of our apple desserts.

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 163 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.

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