Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bite-Size Apple Pies

Just a quick post from me tonight.  I wanted to share this recipe that I made for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  We are visiting with my dad, brother, and half-sister on Thanksgiving, but we are just having dessert and keeping it casual.  I’m super excited because I don’t get to see that part of my family very often and I love dessert!  Win win!  ;)  
I volunteered to make the desserts since I’m kind of into baking these days (crazy, I know!).  These bite sized apple pies are one of the desserts I made.  I tried these a month or so ago and really liked them, so I thought they’d be fun to make again.  AND...they are super easy to make!  Way easier than a whole apple pie!  (I would assume...never made one before!)  I got the recipe from Taste of Home and followed it exactly.
Bite-Size Apple Pies
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided, melted
  • 2 medium tart apples, each cut into 8 wedges
  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside 1 Tbsp.  On a lightly floured surface, unroll pastry.  Brush with 2 Tbsp. butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
  2. Cut each sheet into eight 1-in. strips, about 8 in. long.  Wrap one strip around each apple wedge, placing sugared side of pastry against the apple.
  3. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture.  Bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.  Serve warm.
Here they are all rolled up

...and here they are with the butter and sugar on top!
All ready to pop into the oven!


A couple tips about this recipe...
Definitely try to serve warm, if possible.  They taste even better when they’re a little warm!
Serve with ice cream!  Yumm!
Like the recipe states, use tart apples.  I don’t even know what kind of apples I used the first time around, I just picked them up at a farmer’s market.  They didn’t have Granny Smith apples at the time and I don’t know my apples, so I just picked ones that were described as tart.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think they were that tart once they were baked.  This time, I used Granny Smith apples.  I tried one out after they were baked because they looked really good and I couldn’t resist! to see if there was a difference, and there was definitely a difference!  I liked them even more with the Granny Smith apples...they just differentiate the apple from the pastry a little more.  So, I guess I would suggest using Granny Smith apples - not just any “tart” apple!  :)

And on a side note...I have really been trying to work on my photography skills and have been enjoying food photography a lot!  I'm having a lot of fun with it!  So, I hope you enjoy the pics, too!  ;)

Hope you enjoy the recipe and especially hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


  1. Oh my giddy aunt, these look delicious and your photos are gorgeous!! I love the olive green background and design beneath...SO SHARP! Your blog is looking awesome, Alli! :)