Tuesday Tips! Today I wanted to share these 4 Ingredient Easy Apple Pie Bites. I did not create the idea for this recipe, I saw it a few years ago here. After the mini mummy dogs were so popular I wanted to put my own spin on these and share with you in case you have not seen them. I know how important quick and easy recipes are, especially during the holidays.
Why I Love these Easy Apple Pie Bites
- They are very easy and fast to make – no rolling or fighting with pie dough!
- Kid Friendly – a piece of pie can be intimidating for a child, but these easy apple pie bites are just the right size!
- Fun for kids to make
- Make for easy entertaining – no cutting or utensils necessary!
- A smaller bite than a piece of pie – which is great when you may want to try a variety of desserts or your are trying to limit your sugar
- I added very little sugar
Simply slice your apple and lay out your ingredients
Then toss the apple slices with 2 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of apple pie spice. Place two piece of apples in the thick part of each dough piece and roll up. Place on parchment paper, sprinkle with raw sugar (optional) and bake for 15 minutes and you are done! One apple and one dough package (I used immaculate baking because I like the simple ingredients) yields 8 bites.
These are a great easy alternative to apple pie. They are easier to make, serve and eat!
Other Short-cuts or Alternatives
- I love the frozen pie crusts from Whole Foods they have simple real ingredients (almost the same as my pie crust).
- If you struggle with pie crusts make an apple galette it is more forgiving and its supposed to look rustic.
- My Easy Apple Cake is healthy alternative.
- Cut out fun shapes and make a decorative top, it is actually easier than putting a solid top crust on, sealing and crimping.
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Wash and Slice Apple into 16 wedges (I used an apple divider)
- Toss Apples with sugar and apple pie spice
- Lay out your crescent dough
- Add 2 apples to the thick side of the crescent dough and roll up
- Place each bite onto a parchment lined baking sheet
- Continue with the rest of the bites until all the dough is done
- Sprinkle each bite with a little raw sugar (optional)
- Bake for 15 minutes until the dough is puffed and lightly brown
- I didn't peel the apples for this recipe, since the skins contain all of the nutritional value I like to keep them on. If you prefer your apples peeled you can peel them for this recipe.
- You can cut the apple into 8 pieces and put in one per bite, but they may not cook as much. I did the 16 slices and 2 slices per bite so the apples would cook more.