I have seen a lot of recipes for Apple Pie Bites on Pinterest, but they are never the way I love apple pie – with cloves! Cloves is one of my favorite spices to cook with because of what I think of as a “warm” taste. It also smells fabulous! I tweaked the popular recipe to better match my cooking style and am SO happy I did!
I have made these a couple times, using both refrigerator pie crust and Pillsbury crescent rolls. I prefer the pie crust because it has the texture of pie more. However, crescent rolls are still yummy! I made them for a Super Bowl party with the crescent rolls and none came home, which is always my test for whether my friends like a new recipe or not.
- ½ c. sugar
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground cloves
- 1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) OR 1 Can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 3 tablespoons melted butter or spray butter
- 2 medium sized apples of your choice (I use Granny Smiths.)
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees for the pie crust or 325 degrees for the crescents.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside a tbsp. of this mixture for the topping.
- Cut your apple into wedges.
- Roll out your pastry of choice and brush or spray with butter. Then, sprinkle on the cinnamon, sugar, and clover mixture. Then with a pastry knife or pizza cutter like I used, cut the pastry into strips for a total of 16.
- Wrap each strip around each apple wedge with the sugar side facing the apple.
- Brush the tops with a little more butter and sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture.
- Place your “pies” on a parchment lined baking sheet or cooking rack with cooking spray. I prefer mine on a rack so that the entire pasty gets the nice golden brown.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes for both pastries, or until golden.