Apple Pie Bites on a Stick

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Introduction: Apple Pie Bites on a Stick

I'm all about the comfort food, and I have a crazy sweet tooth. So, naturally, I knew I'd have to make a dessert on a stick... and what's more comforting than a nice bite of apple pie?

Step 1: Ingredients


Ingredients:
- 1 large red delicious apple, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves, or all-spice
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 package of refrigerated crescent roll pastry (i.e. Pillsbury)

Topping:
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar

Icing Drizzle:
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 tsp water or milk

Step 2: The Filling


Method:
1. Melt butter in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.
2. Once butter is melted, add in brown sugar, corn starch and the spices. Mix well, until thoroughly combined
3. Add the chopped apple to the sauce pan, mix well. Continue cooking over medium heat (keeping mixture on a low simmer) until the apples are tender; roughly 5-6minutes.
4. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
5. Work on preparing your pastry for the filling.

Step 3: The Pastry


Method:
1. Remove the crescent roll dough from the packaging. With a sharp knife, slice dough log into 10 pieces of equal size.
2. Dust your work surface with flour and, one dough section at a time, roll pieces into a flat disc. (Note: When rolling into a disc, ensure that the center of the disc is thicker than the perimeter -- as you do not want the perimeter to be "bulky" once you begin forming the apple pie bites).
3. Once all dough sections are rolled-out, prepare to begin assembling the pie bites.

Step 4: The Assembly


Method:
1. Spread a thin layer of softened cream cheese onto a dough disc, place a heaping tsp of your filling into the center of the dough disc.
2. Gather up the edges (Note: wetting your fingertips may help the dough edges gather, and stay together more easily).
3. Place on a greased baking sheet, and repeat steps 1&2 with the remainder of the dough discs.

Step 5: The Finishing Touches and the Bake


Method:
1. Set oven to 350degrees.
2. Prepare Topping: Melt 1 tbsp butter, set aside. In a separate bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon.
3. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the assembled apple pie bites with the melted butter.
4. Dip the tops of the apple pie bites in the cinnamon+sugar mixture; place pie-bites back on prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake for 15-17minutes, or until the pie balls are golden brown.
6. Remove from oven and set on cooling rack, allowing the pie-bites to cool completely.

Step 6: Presentation

Completely optional, but adding a nice touch to the cute apple pie dessert, is the icing drizzle.

Method:
1. Add water, 1 tbsp at a time, to the confectioner's sugar. Mix well, until a thick paste forms.
2. Drizzle icing over-top of the cooled apple pie bites.
3. Skewer the pie-bites and serve.

(Note: Best if served on the same day as it was baked)

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    33 Comments

    these look so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    I can't wait to make these! They look sooo yummy!

    I gotta make these soon. Just looking at this makes me ALMOST crave XDD

    Sounds like a decent recipe, but I question the use of Red Delicious apples. They become a little too mealy in pie filling and pie really needs a more tart apple, like Granny Smith.

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    Your pictures look great. They look so delicious. Considering shortcutting this. Use cinnamon rolls instead of crescent rolls and canned apple pie filling. (Yes I am looking for short cuts on just about the easiest recipe ever...lol)

    sooooooooo good! i made them tonight. so easy

    AWESOME!!! I'm making these for CHRISTMAS for sure!!

    Thank you for the incredible instructable :)

    How many does this recipe make??

    It makes 10 pieces, and yes... I only used 1 apple!