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?

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Step 1: 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)

- 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

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

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

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

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.

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 Discussions


    4 years ago

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    8 years ago on Step 6

    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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    sooooooooo good! i made them tonight. so easy


    8 years ago on Introduction

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

    Thank you for the incredible instructable :)


    8 years ago on Introduction

    New Note 251

    These sound delicious! However, Red Delicious are not really the best apples for pie. If you'll use apples with a crisper texture and a mixture of sweetness and tartness, you'll have a much tastier end product. Basically, an apple that is juicy and somewhat tart will make a better pie than most of the apples that people commonly eat. The best pie apples are rarely available in mainstream grocery stores. You may get a better variety at a natural foods store, and in fact organic apples will have a more complex flavor than the same varieties grown conventionally. If you're fortunate enough to live near where apples are grown, you can probably get much better apples in season from small local farmers. This is one of the many benefits of local foods.

    i frequently find the following apples in mainstream grocery stores or natural foods stores. Jonagold and Jonathan are my preferred apples when i'm looking for both sweetness and tartness in one apple. You can also use a combination of sweet apples (i like Fuji, Pink Lady, Suncrisp, Braeburn) and tart apples (Granny Smith are the most likely find in most stores, but if you're lucky you might find Pippin, Northern Spy, or Idared. Gala is a favorite sweet apple addition to any pie, in my opinion, for its near-perfect apple flavor.

    Happy baking! :)

    3 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    thanks or the tip :) Yeah, I'm sure you're right... I simply used the apples I had in the house at the time. If I had granny smith I would have liked to use those.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You're totally welcome! i create recipes and have published a cookbook (and have another in the works), available at the link on my profile. i am all about cooking with the ingredients you have on hand! Gala apples are the ones i buy most frequently for eating at home. They make nice pie but are a little too sweet in my opinion, so i carefully watch how much sugar i'm adding.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    this looks FABULOUS!! And I love your picture comments :) I agree with all of them :) lol