In just minutes, you can get the taste of a homemade apple pie in these bite sized tasty treats. Now with this kid-friendly recipe for Baked Apple Pie Bites, your little chefs can make a delicious dessert the whole family can enjoy.  baked apple pie bites

Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to cook with real chefs to share their favorite kid-friendly recipe as part of our Guest Sous Chef Series.  For our holiday edition of the Guest Sous Chef Series, we are honored to have Mayor Harry LaRosiliere of Plano, TX join us and help share how to make Baked Apple Pie Bites.  The Mayor and his family was so gracious to open up their home to us and given that The Step Stool Chef was born in Plano, he was super excited about the opportunity.  We made him an honorary Step Stool Chef for the occasion!Baked Apple Pie Bites

IMG_4963The first step is to peel the apples.  Choose your favorite apple variety, preferably a crisp apple with great flavor. For this recipe, we used both a granny smith apple and red delicious apple.  To peel an apple, its best to use a fruit or vegetable peeler.  Look for peelers with a soft grip and long handles.

When using a peeler its important to peel away from your body using long downward strokes. Slowly turn the fruit around as you peel.

Baked Apple Pie BitesMake sure that all of the skin has been removed from the apple.

Baked Apple Pie BitesNext core and cut the apple into 8 small slices.  If you have an apple slicer that will work great.  Your little chef may need a little extra muscle as it can be a challenge to cut through a firm apple.  

Baked Apple Pie BitesIn a small bowl, pour 1 tablespoon of butter on your sliced apples then set aside.  

Baked Apple Pie BitesIn a separate small bowl, add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  

Baked Apple Pie BitesThoroughly mix the brown sugar and spices with a small spoon then set aside.

Baked Apple Pie BitesOn a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles.  We used a pizza cutter to help separate the triangles and prevent from over stretching out the dough.  

Baked Apple Pie Bites Next, sprinkle the brown sugar mixture on the dough triangles. 

Baked Apple Pie BitesThen place the apple slices at the wide end of the triangle and starting from the wide end, roll the dough around the apple.

Baked Apple Pie BitesPlace the rolled apple slices on the baking sheet, brush the top with remaining butter then sprinkle the top with the remaining brown sugar mixture.

Baked Apple Pie BitesBake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.  

Baked Apple Pie BitesLet cool for about 5 minutes… then enjoy!

Baked Apple Pie BitesWhat I love about this Baked Apple Pie Bites recipe is that you can get the taste of homemade apple pie in about 30 minutes.  Instead of a traditional apple pie, have your little chef whip up these fun, tasty treats this holiday season.  What a great what to have them contribute to the family meal!

Baked Apple Pie BitesA special thank you to Mayor Harry LaRosiliere for his kindness and generosity.  He is a progressive community leader and remarkable role model for my little chef!  He was so much fun to work and gave my little chef memory he will never forget!

Baked Apple Pie Bites

But by the taste of these heavenly bites, I think the Mayor enjoyed just as much as we did.


Apple Pie Bites
Yields 8
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  1. 1 apple, peeled and cut into 8 slices
  2. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  3. 1 can refrigerated Crescent Roll dough
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel apple then cut into 8 slices around the core. Using an apple slicer will make this easier.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of melted butter over the apple slices in a bowl.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 8 triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly among triangles then place an apple slice at the wide end of the triangle.
  7. Starting at the wide end of each triangle, roll the apple in the crescent dough. Brush the top with remaining tablespoon of melted butter then sprinkle the top with remaining sugar mixture.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes then let cool for 5 minutes. Then enjoy!
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Chef Julian has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now as the CEO and Head Kid Chef of The Step Stool Chef, he is focused on empowering kids to be leaders in the kitchen. Chef Julian has been featured on the covers of magazines, newspapers as well as made guest appearances on all major TV networks, conferences and food festivals and is known for his fun & easy approach to cooking.

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