How would you like to make a quick breakfast pastry that only requires two ingredients? I can’t imagine anyone turning down this offer. There are so many great products on the market that make baking much easier. I took two of my favorite shortcut ingredients, crescent rolls and apple pie filling, and created these tiny apple pies. If you have issues eating “pie” for breakfast then think of it as crescent rolls that just happen to come with fruit. 🙂
These tiny apple pies are a perfect Fall time treat.
Tiny Apple Pies Recipe
(Makes about 14 tiny pies)
- 1 tube crescent rolls, original flavor (I used Pillsbury)
- 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling and topping (I used Duncan Hines)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grease 14 cups of a mini muffin tin and set it aside.
- Lay out the crescent rolls on a flat surface. Using a round cookie cutter slightly bigger than the top diameter of your mini muffin cups, cut out the round shapes. Once you run out of dough that is easy to cut circles out of simply ball up the remaining dough and roll it out again. Your goal is a new sheet that has the same thickness as they were right out of the can. Repeat until you have no more dough left.
- Gently press each round of dough into a mini muffin cup.
- Spoon the apple pie filling flush with the top of the crescent roll (about 1 tablespoon). (Note, the pie filling I used had fairly large pieces of apple so I chopped them up a bit.)
- Bake them in the preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the crescent roll edges are a golden brown.
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
I like to make recipes from scratch, but there is something to be said about a two ingredient semi-homemade recipe. Picture those moments when you have a hungry crowd begging you for breakfast or you just found out that you need to make dessert for a function and only have a few minutes to spare. We’ve all been there. This recipe is the ideal solution.
Pretend like you’re making cut out cookies. I have a tub of 101 cookie cutters and found this cute fluted round shape. Any sort of edges will do as long as it’s basically round.
Gently press each crescent round down into each muffin cup and fill them to the top with the apple filling.
What do these adorable pies taste like? Uh, tiny apple pies, duh? Shocking, I know. Crescent rolls are an awesome way to cheat at getting a flaky buttery pie crust. If you want to go the extra mile and make homemade pie crust, don’t let me stop you. Feel free to use my Flaky Amazing Pie Crust recipe. I’m kind of obsessed with Pillsbury’s crescent rolls. If you’ve made these and realize you need more, just hop over to Hamburger Pie, Cheese Danish, or Raspberry Cheese Danish and bake your next craving.
Apples are synonymous with Fall time baking so these mini apple pies couldn’t come at a better time. Do you want to know a secret? Since the apple filling comes from a can you don’t have to wait for apples to be in season. You can enjoy them all year long. 🙂 I have to admit that I wasn’t sure what to expect from a pre-made filling, but Duncan Hines’ apple filing tastes delicious. The apples are tender and the “goo” is the perfect amount of sweetness and cinnamon flavors.
You will have some filling left over after you’ve filled your tiny pies. I used my leftovers to eat with my yogurt and toast. My husband used it on a bowl of oatmeal. Apple pie filling is not just for pies. 😉
I drizzled some warm caramel sauce on top because it goes awesome with apple pie. I was going to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but I thought that would just be going overboard. Plus, one scoop of ice cream would be bigger than the pie itself. 😉
I took these pictures outside on our deck. I hope the neighbors didn’t see me laying in all sorts of funny positions trying to get some of these shots. 😉
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
Other fun breakfast treats?
Note: Not a paid advertisement for Pillsbury or Duncan Hines. I’m just sharing my opinion.