These 5-Ingredient Apple Pie Bites Will Change The Way You Think About Snacking

You'll be eating them all fall long.

Pies can be intimidating. There are so many risks: over-stuffing, mushy pastry, burnt crust, watery filling…the list goes on. But, you can now have everything you look for in a perfectly baked apple pie with just five simple ingredients. Consider your next craving fulfilled!

How to Make Apple Pie Bites

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium tart apples
  • 1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry (or make your own if you want to practice)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

Step 1: Pick your apples

Sliced applesMandy Naglich for Taste of Home

No, not pick them from the orchard. (Although you totally could.) We mean pick three different types of apples to keep each bite exciting! The more firm and tart the apple, the better. So keep an eye out for varieties like Granny Smith and Pink Lady. If you need a little help choosing, learn more about apple varieties and their flavor profiles in our guide.

Once you’ve made your selections, cut each apple into six to eight pieces.

Step 2: Roll, sprinkle & slice

Rolling out dough on a floured surfaceMandy Naglich for Taste of Home

Unwrap both sheets of pie crust dough and roll ’em out to 10-inch x 8-inch rectangles on a floured surface. Melt two tablespoons of the melted butter and brush it over the pastry sheets. Make sure to brush the butter all the way to the edges. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all but two tablespoons of the mixture over the pastry.

Adding cinnamon sugar to buttered rolled out doughMandy Naglich for Taste of Home

Then, use a knife to slice the pastry into one-inch strips. If you have extra scraps of dough, try our favorite trick for using up pie crust pieces.

Step 3: Wrap & bake

Wrapping apple slices in the sugary doughMandy Naglich for Taste of Home

Your slices are ready to wrap! Wrap each apple slice with one strip of dough and set them on a plate or sheet of waxed paper. Use the remaining melted butter (you may have to reheat it) to generously cover each wrapped slice. Then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the slices.

Editor’s Tip: Make sure to do this step somewhere other than the baking sheet you’ll bake the apples on. If you sprinkle extra sugar and drips of butter on the baking sheet, they will burn in the oven leaving you with a black mess to clean up.

Step 4: Bake

Place wrapped and sugared apple slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and transfer to a preheated 425 degree oven. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.

Step 5: Cool & Serve

Apple pie bitesMandy Naglich for Taste of Home

Let the apple slices cool at least 5 minutes before serving. These are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for two days.

And there you go! Everything you want in an apple pie: soft sweet apples, warm buttery crust and a hint of spice and crunch—all without breaking out the mixing bowl. If you’re in the mood for other fall flavors, here are more easy recipes that only require five ingredients.

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Mandy Naglich
Mandy is a food and beverage writer with bylines at WNYC, Munchies, Mic and October. She's a Certified Cicerone and award-winning homebrewer living, writing and cooking in New York City.