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Bite-Size Apple Pies Recipe

Bite-Size Apple Pies Recipe

These little bites are fun for kids to make. Simply wrap strips of pastry around apple wedges and shake on some cinnamon-sugar. Then just bake and watch them disappear! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 2 medium tart apples


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; reserve 1 tablespoon. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pastry sheets; roll and trim each to an 8-in. square. Brush with 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Cut each square into eight 1-in. strips.
  • 2. Cut each apple into eight wedges; wrap one strip of pastry around each wedge, placing sugared side of pastry against the apple.
  • 3. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture. Bake 13-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 163 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Bite-Size Apple Pies

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 254640
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"We used honeycrisp apples, and tossed the slices in the cinnamon sugar mixture rather than sprinkling it on the dough. We had them with a side of warmed caramel ice cream topping for dipping. Fast, fun, delicious."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 230231
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"Amazing, simply amazing. Easy to make, delicious to eat and was loved by all. I have an apple tree in the backyard and come harvest time, i plan to make this a weekly staple. i served with warm caramel sauce for dipping. Score!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 230100
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"What's not to love? Pie crust, apples, cinnamon, butter? Mmmm good. I love hand held food when serving a crowd or group. This will go in my recipe file!"

Hideawaystella User ID: 5563036 226127
Reviewed May. 10, 2015


CamJoan User ID: 7136912 115459
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Easy to make and delicious. Best if eaten immediately"

srasmusson User ID: 1214622 196489
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Another great, easy dessert to whip up quick. We enjoy these on a weekend in the fall."

KelleyEE User ID: 6921479 196906
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"We had a lot of fun rolling this up as a family. We took leftovers to a large gathering and they were quickly gobbled up. So easy - I am no baker and pies intimidate me. This is completely doable for those of us who rely on refrigerated pie crusts! I especially love that I didn't have to peel and cube the apples! Just used my apple wedger, trimmed a little, and then ready to go!"

judith bailey User ID: 3809896 184193
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"easy and fun to make, can heat leftovers or just eat as is."

bdieges User ID: 3064751 187462
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Have made these twice, the first time with puff pastry--one sheet for two apples. The second time with the refrigerated pie dough. Yummy either way. I have an issue with the directions for cutting the dough. Refrigerated pie dough comes in two ROUND sheets, so if you cut the pieces about 8" long, you are wasting a WHOLE lot of dough, so I cut the dough into 8 wedges and wrapped one wedge around each slice. The next time I make this, I will cut each round sheet into an 8" square, use the curved edges for four slices and cut the square into 1" slices. This way I can make 3 apples with two sheets of pastry. The puff pastry was delicious as well, but is more expensive than the pie dough. Also the second time I used only 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, as the first time I had a lot of sugar left over. I also tossed the apples in the mixture, before wrapping them. Used up the smaller amount."

gmasu User ID: 4049519 115416
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Couldn't wait for a visit with 2 of my great grandchildren to try this. Ages 4 and 7, they like apples and this was a big hit. Especially when they got to the cooking. They will want to do it again and the other great grandchildren will want a turn too."

JanFKSD User ID: 6026550 115306
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"<p>You will not believe what happened...I goofed up and sprinkled Paprika on the dough instead of Cinnamon inside. My son came up and asked me what I was making and he said, "With Paprika???...I said no, "with Cinnamon"!!...Well, that's not Cinnamon...holy cow!!!! Since it was too late, there was nothing I could do, I sprinkled the Cinnamon on the outside w/ the butter and additional sugar...IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE...they tasted GREAT! So, from now on, I'm going to make half with Paprika and half with Cinnamon ALL THE TIME! Great recipe and easy, fast clean up...but you have to make sure you're wearing the right glasses when sprinkling spices, cause I am not sure it would go as well if you make the same mistake I did with say....Bay seasoning.</p>"

Antiques User ID: 31764 197413
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"This recipe is fantastic. My father loves apple pie and when I don't want to do a whole pie, these are fabulous. I can whip them up in no time. I don't do the egg wash and sometimes I add a little extra cinnamon/sugar and butter. I use whatever apples I have on hand - they are that good. But the Granny Smith works the best! I make these again and again and recommend them. So simple the kids can help you bake."

spiderman6707 User ID: 4217406 196903
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Excellent treat! And so easy to make. I did bake mine a little longer and used apples I had in the frig (gala.)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 181235
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"This was perfect for using up the 2nd pie crust in a package. Very easy, very yummy! Another great recipe by ToH !"

Laves_girl User ID: 4603340 181230
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Delicious, and impressive-looking! I agree with those who cut the pastry in thinner strips. Otherwise, there is quite a lot of pastry in proportion to the apple. The parchment paper is essential; makes cleanup of the sticky sugar that leaks out a snap."

myrojisa User ID: 4987248 187460
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Such an easy recipe. I cut the pastry in smaller strips to get 10 per sheet. That way I used my apple slicer/corer (which makes 10 sections per apple. Used a large fuji apple and granny smith apple. Liked the fuji apple better. I left the skin on. Yummy!"

amgm1119 User ID: 5908510 196486
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I have made this recipe a lot. It is a big hit in my house. I actually use refrigerated crescent roll dough. Yummy!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 213054
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"These were super easy & very addicting, would be great for a party! I modified the recipe a bit - I used a premix cinnamon / sugar blend and tossed the apple slices in it before rolling in the dough instead of sugaring the dough. After they were rolled, I brushed the pies with butter and sprinkled with the sugar mixture before baking - YUM! Everyone loved them!"

GrammyGarl User ID: 4370033 184180
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Sounds yummy and so easy, planning to make this afternoon.

GinnyB, it probably depends upon which type of apple as well as where they were grown. There's info online about which type of apples are best in different cooking situations. I found it was a great reference for me. :)"

KGMANNING User ID: 6310701 194241
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I made a half batch of these today - very easy and tasty! I left the peel on the apples, I used JonaGold since the store was out of Jonathans. Peel was not tough, apples were completely cooked and held their shape. Also, I put in just a pinch of nutmeg. My husband loved them and told me to make them for Thanksgiving instead of taking a whole pie to our family dinner."

debrakaym User ID: 6067583 115287
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Wow - what a guilt free yummy treat! Easy to make and eat. We will definitely make this again (maybe next time for friends and family). Next time, I will peel the apples."

debrakaym User ID: 6067583 120115
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Wow - what a guilt free yummy treat! Easy to make and easy to eat! I will definitely make this again for friends and family. Thank you! :-)"

bickey User ID: 243834 194239
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"GinnyB, It is best to peel the apples because the skin will be rather tough."

gizzmo2347 User ID: 5308081 196484
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"My 3yr old daughter loved helping me make these for an afternoon snack. A great kid friendly snack to make and it tastes delicious!!"

grammadebby User ID: 1015752 121834
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Last night 2 of my grandkids (ages 3 and 5) helped me make these. The 3 year old said this was more fun than playing. We used refrigerated crescent roll dough. It worked great. I lowered the oven temp to 375, they were browning too quick. Turned out great and we all loved them."

feezfam User ID: 6281538 197412
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Easy and yummy!"

amgm1119 User ID: 5908510 121833
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"This recipe was easy and a real hit with my family. They said it is a keeper."

administrator User ID: 1996148 184177
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Served these warm with cinnamon ice cream - SOOO GOOD! I used brown sugar instead of white and had to bake them closer to 20 minutes. Next time I will peel the apples as the tough peel was distracting when eaten. Very easy to make and safer than having a whole pie around!"

jenk30 User ID: 6035104 181229
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"We really enjoyed these. Easy to make and delicious to eat!"

GinnyB. User ID: 276081 194238
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Could not get the apples off the parchment paper and the apples were very mushy. It sounded so good and like it would be so fun. Not sure what I did wrong any tips would be appreciated."

howeavenue User ID: 6211932 138788
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"These were fun to make and a nice treat without all the calories of a full piece of apple pie. I also could not tell if the apples were peeled in the photo, either, but decided not to peel mine (Granny Smith). My only trouble was that I did not have parchment paper. I sprayed a cookie sheet with Pam and took the "pies" right off the tray as soon as they came out and scooped off the burned sugar that, when hard, is really hard to get off. This sugar that oozed out and burned caused my oven to smoke a lot (and set off my smoke alarm).But still worth making!"

ampfuzz User ID: 4223950 184175
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"Made these with my 6 year old - perfect!"

dani88 User ID: 1852900 181228
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"Delicious and my 4 year old loved helping make these!"

DrPharmwife User ID: 6229337 213053
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"This looks so good. I havn't tried it yet, and I'm going to make it in the next week or so. I don't really like pie, but this looks so good, I would totally eat this. To answer the question below, I can't tell either if the skin is on the apples, but I say no. When I make it this week I'm going to peel the apples. I will post how I liked it after I make it, but it looks so GOOOD!!!!"

CMDF User ID: 5170462 115285
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I can't tell from picture..are apples peeled?"

grnwillow User ID: 1856754 120112
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"I just tried this since I was feeling lazy, but wanted an apple treat. Wow!! I got two, because my 21 year old son smelled them and poof! gone. I added a bit more cinnamon since we love it, but this is a great recipe, quick, easy, tasty, I will double it next time, which will be tomorrow."

goodfoodshows User ID: 5184780 137021
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"I haven't actually made this yet - but it caught my eye (tummy) as I often work late nights and need something quick and sweet before bed!! Wondering if croissant dough could be subbed? Hmmmmm....I'll let you know!!"

AuntieShari User ID: 5598079 115283
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"Made it with pre-sliced apple wedges from store. BIG time-saver!"

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