Tiny Apple Pies

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.

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Tiny Apple Pies Recipe 
(Makes about 14 tiny pies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube crescent rolls, original flavor (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling and topping (I used Duncan Hines)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease 14 cups of a mini muffin tin and set it aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Gently press each round of dough into a mini muffin cup.
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.

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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.

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Gently press each crescent round down into each muffin cup and fill them to the top with the apple filling.

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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.

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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.     😉

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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.     😉

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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.     😉

 

Rating:

5 Hats

Source: Tina’s Chic Corner

 

Other fun breakfast treats?

Apple & Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins

06Apple Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins

 

Raspberry Cheese Danish

07Raspberry Cheese Danish

 

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

 

Note: Not a paid advertisement for Pillsbury or Duncan Hines. I’m just sharing my opinion.

 

Comments

  1. Those are the cutest little things!!! What a great little sweet treat!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  2. You simply had me at two ingredients, Tina! Love how super cute these are. They are so adorable to even present at a dessert table kind of party. You’re amazing!

    1. Tina says:

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Gloria. 🙂

  3. “Crescent rolls that just happen to come with fruit”. Purely genius. I’d totally have this for breakfast, since they look out-of-this-world delicious. And cute, oh darn, they so lovely it makes it hard to eat them. Although I’d definitely be able to pop a few of these into my mouth now… it’s dinner time here and I’m ravenous GAH.
    Have an awesome weekend, Tina!
    p.s: I love how these pics look, the caramel one is amazing! Are you using the new camera? 😉

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! Yup, I had fun take these pictures with my new camera. I’m still trying to get used to using an SLR…much different than my point and click. I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. 🙂

  4. These are adorable! I love making tiny apple pies and the shortcut is an added bonus!
    haha when I’m home from school I take pictures outside a lot. I’m pretty sure my neighbors walking by think I’m crazy!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, glad to know that I’m not the only one outside taking pictures in crazy poses. 😉

  5. Joanne says:

    I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop popping these in my mouth!

    1. Tina says:

      Haha, that’s awesome!

  6. So darn cute and easy to make. These need to get on to my snack menu.

    1. Tina says:

      Sweet! 🙂

  7. These are so cute, Tina! I love easy recipes like this. Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Julie! 🙂

  8. Kelly says:

    Oh Tina, these mini apple pies look so adorable! I love that you can just pop them in your mouth! I definitely wouldn’t be able to stop at one and you can’t beat two ingredients! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I’m glad you like them. 🙂

  9. Alex says:

    I love that you added caramel! Would be hard to resist ice cream though! I love the ease of this recipe!

    1. Tina says:

      Oh this recipe could not be easier! Next time I’m definitely eating it with ice cream on the side. 🙂

  10. breakfast and pie. Those 2 words should always be in the same sentence! I love these cute little things! Thanks for sharing these at Saturday Night Fever Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Totally agree. 🙂 Love Saturday Night Fever link party!

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