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Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by Diane Hoffmaster
These apple pie crescent rolls disappeared in minutes yesterday and I think I will be making another batch this afternoon. Know why? Because feeding teenagers during the summer takes a lot of food! Especially when one of those teens is almost 6'5" tall with the appetite of a linebacker even though he resembles a string bean. Seriously...where do my kids put all the food they eat?
These crescent roll apple pies start with crescent roll dough and are filled with fresh apples, seasoned with cinnamon, and lightly sweetened with a little bit of sugar. Brush them with melted butter before baking and you will have a delicious fall dessert recipe your whole family will love.
I have actually been experimenting quite a bit with crescent rolls lately. I have found that my children love pocket food. It's quick and easy and can be grabbed while running out the door for school, sports or just to hang out with friends.
More apple dessert recipes
Love apples? Try a few of these apple desserts:
- Apple rhubarb crisp: Loaded with fresh apples and tart rhubarb.
- Apple oatmeal smoothie: If you are looking for a healthy apple dessert why not try an apple smoothie?
- Simple grated apple tart: An easy-to-make tart recipe perfect for fall.
Crescent rolls can be stuffed with fruit, meat, or cheese for either a savory or sweet snack. These apple pie crescent rolls are delicious and next time I really want to try something like peaches or fresh berries. There must be a ton of combinations that would work, right?
I came across similar recipes on Pinterest and they all used a ton of sugar and cinnamon mixture. I really didn't feel the need to make these super sweet but adjust the amount you use to your own taste.
You can also add nuts inside, however, my kids aren't huge fans of nuts so I left them out. This is a pretty flexible recipe but I can say that these apple pie crescent rolls did not last long.
The apples were still plenty crunchy, even after baking, which I prefer. If you are looking for a softer consistency, you can steam the apples for a few minutes before tucking them into your crescent rolls.
Rolling and Filling The Crescent Rolls
I brushed the outside of the crescent roll after baking with butter and added additional cinnamon and sugar. Since crescent rolls aren't sweet, I thought they really needed a little added something to make this more dessert-like.
To prevent sticking, use this Amazon affiliate link for a silicone baking sheet. I have been very impressed with mine and nothing sticks to the cookie sheet!
So, I need more filling suggestions so I can try more crescent roll recipes this week! I am thinking apple, brie, and walnuts. Pumpkin pie filling and pecans? Roast beef and blue cheese? Any other flavor combinations that would make an easy snack idea for kids or adults?
Apple Pie Crescent Rolls
These easy apple pie bites use crescent rolls for the crust and fresh apples for the filling. Lightly sweet apples seasoned with cinnamon are the perfect filling for these moist, tender apple pie crescents.
- 1 package crescent rolls
- 1 to 2 medium apples, peeled and sliced
- 3 TBSP cinnamon and sugar mixture
- 2 TBSP melted butter
- Unroll the crescent rolls and lay on a cookie sheet
- Lay 2 to 3 slices of apple at the thickest part of the dough
- sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the apples and the remaining dough
- Roll up and set on a cookie sheet for baking
- Bake according to dough instructions until light golden brown
- Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes
- Brush with melted butter
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
Nutrition Information Not Always Accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.