Last night we had a big family dinner with some of our friends to get together before the weekend ended, and see Lauren & Tj’s new house (and of course give Little Jack some love)!  All of us brought something for the meal, and I ended up with dessert.  I really wanted to make an apple pie, but had been busy painting the corn hole boards all day, and didn’t have the time to make one from scratch.  Thanks to Pinterest, I found a recipe for apple pie bites that were easy to put together, and had the apple pie flavor I was craving!

Apple Pie Bites

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  • ¼ C Brown sugar
  • 1 t Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • 4 T Butter, melted
  • 2 Granny smith apples
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans Crescent rolls

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.  Set it aside.

Cut up your apples into ~1/2″ thick slices, and making sure to remove the core.  You can either keep the skin on, or peel them — your preference!  Melt 3 T of butter in a bowl, then toss your apples in the melted butter.

Time to assemble!  Roll out the crescent dough triangles, and sprinkle the brown sugar mixture on top.  Put an apple slice at the wide side of the triangle, and roll it up.  Make sure the dough covers the apple around the edges.

Arrange your crescents on the parchment paper covered baking sheet.  Melt the last tablespoon of butter, and brush some of the tops of the crescents.  Sprinkle a little more pumpkin pie spice on top of the crescents.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes before serving.  Makes 16 bites.  Use 1 apple, 1 can of crescent rolls, and 3 T of butter for just 8 bites.

Edits : The original recipe calls for apple pie spice, but I didn’t have any so I opted for the pumpkin pie spice that I did have on hand.  I also didn’t add any nuts thanks to my allergy, but you could sprinkle some in on top of the brown sugar.  Lastly, I added cinnamon in the mix because I love cinnamon with apples in the fall!

Results : These were delicious and tasted like fall!  I made a few beforehand since they wouldn’t all fit on one baking sheet and ate 3 of them… I will definitely be keeping this recipe around for times I need a quick, and finger friendly dessert!

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