My kids and my husband love apple pie but usually the last thing I want to do is spend what feels like hours in the kitchen peeling and slicing apples. That's why I love this recipe. It has all the taste of an apple pie with less than an 1/8th of the work!
Simply mix sugar and cinnamon.
Roll out each pastry until flat and even (so easy my 3-year-old can do it without dropping her "binky").
Brush with melted butter.
Top with cinnamon and sugar.
Cut pastry into eight strips, place slice of apple at end of each.
Brush with butter, top with more cinnamon sugar and bake.
Let cool on rack and try not to eat them all!
Glaze (if you like).
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tsp. cinnamon
1 package refrigerated or frozen pie crust (the kind with 2 crusts in box), brought to room temperature
3 Tbsp. melted butter, divided
2 apples peeled (if desired) and cut into eight slices each
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice or water
In small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar together reserving 1 Tbsp. for the topping.
On lightly floured surface roll out each pie crust until flat and even.
Brush each crust with melted butter and top with cinnamon sugar.
Cut each pie crust into eight strips, top each one with an apple slice and roll (sugar side in).
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet, brush with remaining melted butter and top with remaining cinnamon sugar.
Bake in pre-heated 425F oven for 13 to 15 minutes.
Let cool on baking rack.
If using glaze, put sheet of wax paper or paper towel under the baking rack (for easy clean-up), mix glaze and using fork drizzle glaze on top while apple pie bites are cooling.
PS: Looking for other super easy, child-friendly apple pie recipes? Try my son's favourite Mini Apple Pies.
PPS: Want to try your hand at making your own pie crusts? Try Karen's recipe for the perfect pastry.
Adapted from Cookin Up North.