This is a fun and tasty recipe for mini apple pies using cinnamon rolls or crescent rolls and diced apples. We add caramel for added yumminess. They are a tasty breakfast or dessert with fruit and so fun to make and eat! If you love muffin tin recipes this is a great one to try.
Ok, I admit….I am a little obsessed with my muffin pan! I have made our favorite meals, mini sized thanks to this favorite pan of mine….and this one takes the cake (well pie that is)! When it’s the holidays and we are invited to several parties I always like to think of something simple I can make, that’s delicious, and does NOT have to be cut into portions…thus this recipe for mini apple pies was created (there are 2). Special thanks goes out to Pillsbury® for sponsoring this post so we could share our easy apple pie recipe with all of you! (originally published 11/15)
They look good right??!! The best part about this recipe is that there are only 4 ingredients, less if you choose to omit one. Other than putting them in the oven for about 10 minutes to cook the Pillsbury® Crescents, there really is no cooking involved which I love!
Crescents are so versatile and make cooking dinner easy for this busy Mom, we use them in our leftover ham recipe and so many other dishes too! Let me show you what you’ll need to grab at Walmart to get these goodies going. 😉
You can find all of these items easily at Walmart. 1 package of Pillsbury® Crescents or a can of cinnamon rolls, your choice, are enough to make 8 mini apple pies. If you want more than that just double or triple this recipe. You will need 1 can of apple pie filling or 2 apples skinned and diced into small pieces, a handful or 2 of the lunchbox sized boxes of raisins (or caramel bits), as well as about 1/4 c. chopped walnuts (omit if you prefer). I add a bit of cinnamon to this mix too but typically I already have that in my cupboard. Here is the entire recipe:
What you need to make this easy Recipe for mini apple pies
- Refrigerated cinnamon rolls (below style) or Pillsbury crescent rolls (like version above)
- Green apples
- Walnuts – optional
- Brown sugar
- Caramel bits – optional
Recipe for Mini Apple Pies
- 1 pkg cinnamon rolls refrigerated, or crescent rolls
- 2 green apples peeled and diced, or use canned apple pie filling
- 1/4 c walnuts
- 1/4 c brown sugar if using fresh apples
- 1/4 c caramel bits
- Combine diced apples or apple pie filling with walnuts, caramel bits (or raisins), and brown sugar if you are using fresh apples in a bowl.
- If you are using cinnamon rolls save the frosting packet that comes with the cinnamon rolls to sweeten it up at the end.
- Flatten cinnamon rolls and push into muffin tin (spray with non stick spray first). If using crescent rolls put the larger end of the triangle into the muffin hole and fold other half over the top once you fill it with your apple mixture.
- Fill with mixture and put in oven at 350 for about 12 minutes or until rolls or crescents are cooked and light brown on bottom.
- Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or drizzle frosting over top if using cinnamon rolls.
Put your raisins and nuts into a bowl and then empty about half of the can of apple pie filling. Use a knife and cut the apple pieces into about thirds. It is not an exact science, you just want the pieces to be smaller because we are making these pies mini sized. Now open your Pillsbury® Cresents (or cinnamon rolls) and lay one in each muffin cup.
Put plenty of non stick cooking spray in first so they are easier to scoop out once they’re coked. Lay the larger half in the bottom and up onto the sides of each muffin cup with the top of the “triangle” hanging off the side.
Scoop up your apple pie mixture and fill the cup, one heaping spoonful should be just right (do NOT overflow or it will stick to sides easier).
Fold the side of the Crescent that is hanging over on top of the apple pie mixture and tuck under the other side (using cinnamon rolls just press flat and put in bottom….once again this isn’t an exact science but you get the idea. Now set your oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes then check.
You want the dough to be a golden brown. Once they are done let them set before scooping out so they stay in tact once they are put on a plate, they show quite nicely! You could make a quick glaze too with some powdered sugar and water and drizzle that on the top or top with ice cream too!
Literally by the time you get home with all 4 items and start cooking this recipe mini apple pies can be done and ready to serve in less than 15 minutes….now that’s my kinda’ dessert!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.