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Apple Pie Bites, oh my.  I had to have ’em as soon as I came across a recipe.  They’re not hard to make–took me all of about 20 minutes to make a double batch for a dinner I was attending.  But they’re such a perfect little dessert for so many occasions.

What we’re doing is using crescent roll dough to roll up apple spices, pecans, and apple pie spice.  What could be simpler or tastier?


Makes 8 Apple Pie Bites

1 8oz can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

3 Tbsp Butter

1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

1 Granny Smith Apple, cored and cut into 8 slices.

1 1/2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg

1 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger

1 Tsp Allspice

1 Tsp Ground Cardamom


Preheat your oven to 375F.

Most recipes call for parchment paper, but I prefer to use Pam cooking spray.  Works great!

Combine the sugar and spices in a small bowl.

Melt the butter and toss the apple slices in the butter.

Set out your workstation.  You’ll need the mixture of brown sugar and spices in a little bowl, a cutting board, and the baking pan with some Pam or parchment paper already applied.

Cutting board with some sugar and spice mix spread on it to the left.  Baking tray to the right…

Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles.

Now here’s the drill for each triangle.

Press the triangle face down into the spice mixture on the cutting board.  Flip it and lay it spiced side down on the baking tray.

Once you have all the triangles done, it’s time to sprinkle spice on the side that’s up.

Next, sprinkle on the crushed pecans.

Now take your apple slices and put them at the top of the triangles.

Now carefully roll them up and you’re ready to put them in the oven.

They’ll come out all puffed up with sugar and spices bubbley and caramelized.  Let them cool 5 minutes and serve warm.

They’re great with coffee, a dip of vanilla bean ice cream, or however you’d like to serve them.  After a big meal, one of these is just the right portion too!

Apple Pie Bites and coffee for breakfast–awesome way to start your morning!