I love one-bite (or two) desserts! I find it so much less stressful thank cutting myself a slice of cake or pie. I always feel terribly bad when my eyes are bigger than my stomach and I waste food. Especially when someone else has gone through all the effort of making and serving it to you. It almost feels like a slap in the face. And believe me, it’s usually not the case that dessert wasn’t delicious, it’s just I’m a greedy monster and load my plate for guarding purposes. I’ve figured out a way to chill out on the large pie slices and came up with these apple pie bites.
Since moving to Montreal, I’ve had a lot of time to get better at cooking and baking. And I’m not talking about intensive recipes, I’m talking the basics. It’s good to have some extra time to yourself to improve your skills in some subject. I chose cooking (easy enough), then ventured in to baking (just a little). Again, I’m talking the basics of baking. I’m not going to start decorating these extravagant cake pops for 4 year olds birthday parties! I’m just trying to make some easy little sweet treats for after dinner.
Ingredients: ¼ cup packed light brown sugar, 3 tbsp melted butter (for glazing), 1/3 cup chopped pecans, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp honey (for drizzling), 1 Granny Smith apple (cored and sliced into 8 ½ inch slices), 1 can (8oz) Pillsbury crescent rolls.
Instructions: preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash, core and slice the apple. Glaze the apple slices in a bit of melted butter. Arrange the crescent rolls in triangles (how they come apart) and sprinkle with brown sugar, chopped pecans and cinnamon. Place an apple slice at the wide end of the triangle. Drizzle honey over entire triangle. Fold the crescent roll as directed on the Pillsbury package. Glaze the roll with melted butter and top with more sprinkled cinnamon. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
I ended up bringing these to a get together on a cute white cake stand. As if they even needed to be showcased like that, they disappeared in minutes.