Apple Pie Bites

Delicious Apple Pie Bites are mini pies with a warm cinnamon apple center. The best mini apple pie recipe, topped with caramel and ice cream!

Delicious apple dessert, mini apple pie bites with a cinnamon apple filling. Another great recipe to add to your list of apple recipes!
{This post was created as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; but as always all opinions are my own}

Perfect timing for Apple Recipes!

As the air cools down and the leaves start turning yellow, you know it’s time to bake some Apple Pie and cozy up on a couch with your pumpkin spiced latte. Being 3 weeks away from my due date though, my energy span is all but about 30 minutes before I need to sit down and take a break. Whether you’re expecting, like me, or just plain busy, this apple recipe is for you.

It takes no time to prepare and the result is pretty spectacular, if I may say so myself! 

Apple Pie Bites - bite sized cinnamon apple dessert, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal | Let the Baking Begin!

The best apples to use in Pies or pastries are the ones that keep their shape and don’t become mushy when baked or cooked.

These firmer apple varieties include: 

  • Granny Smith
  • Golden Delicious
  • Jonagold
  • Pink Lady

Sugar Substitute

Being watchful about the amount of sugar or carbs for that matter, I used the SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener to bring out the natural sweetness of the apples. This new sweetener is a no-calorie sweetener made with stevia extract which gets its sweetness from Reb D, an extract from the stevia leaf. For the SPLENDA® brand “natural” means that there are no added flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no GMO ingredients. This all sounds great to me!

Can I use regular sugar instead of Splenda Sweetener?

If watching your sugar, calorie or carb intake is not an issue for you, you can go ahead and use regular sugar and maybe even drizzle some caramel and top the whole thing with vanilla ice cream while you’re at it. As for me though, I will stick to the Apple Pie Bites as is, all natural’ as they say.

Now go ahead and bake, my friends, and ENJOY!

Apple Pie Bites

Yield: 24 bite-sized apple pie cookies

Ingredients for mini Apple Pie:

  • granny Smith apples
  • pre-made pie dough (2 round sheets)
  • ground cinnamon
  • flour or cornstarch
  • vanilla extract
  • packets of SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener or 3-4 Tbsp regular granulated sugar

Apple Pie Bites are bite sized cinnamon apple dessert. A great apple pie dessert with cinnamon and granny smith apples.

How to make the Apple Pie Bites:

  • Peel, core and cut the apple in 4, then slice it into thin slices.
  • In a bowl combine the apples, SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, ground cinnamon, flour, and vanilla extract.

These apple pie bites is the perfect apple dessert. Simple apple pie in mini bite size forms.

  • Unroll the pie dough on a floured surface, then with a 3-inch cutter cut out 12 circles.

Apple Pie Bites - bite sized cinnamon apple dessert, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal | Let the Baking Begin!

  • Place a teaspoon of the apple filling in the middle of each cutout circle. Pinch around the perimeter of the cutout pie pastry to create a star, encircling the filling inside.
  • Whisk the egg. Using a pastry brush, brush the pie pastry.

A great apple dessert with pie dough with a warm apple cinnamon center baked to perfection. Topped with caramel and ice cream.

  • Bake in a preheated to 350 F oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden in color, rotating the sheet halfway through.
  • Let slightly cool and the Apple Pie bites are ready to eat. If you want to go over the top, use pre-made caramel and pour about 1/2 teaspoon over each pastry.

Apple Pie Bites - bite sized cinnamon apple dessert, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal | Let the Baking Begin!

Then top with a small scoop of ice cream on top for an unforgettable Apple Pie Bite. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Bites - bite sized cinnamon apple desserts, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal | Let the Baking Begin!

What is your favorite Apple Desserts?

I love a good apple dessert! What is your favorite thing to make with apples?

Try these other great apple desserts –

Apple Pie Bites

Apple Pie Bites - bite sized cinnamon apple dessert, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal | Let the Baking Begin!

Delicious Apple Pie Bites, mini pies with a warm cinnamon apple center. The best mini apple pie recipe! 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert, apple pie, mini apple pie
Calories: 42 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 apple pie bites

Ingredients

Mini Apple Pie Ingredients

  • 2-3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 pack of premade pie dough 2 round sheets
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp flour or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 packets or to taste SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener or 3-4 Tbsp regular granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and cut the apple in 4, then slice it into thin slices.
  2. Add 6 packets (or to taste) SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of flour, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. Unroll the sheet of pie dough on a floured surface. With a 3 inch round cutter cut out 12 circles.
  4. Place a teaspoon of apple filling in the middle of each cutout circle. Now using the picture tutorial pinch the around the perimeter of the cutout pie pastry to create a star, encircling the filling inside.
  5. Whisk the egg. Using a pastry brush brush the pie pastry.
  6. Bake in a preheated to 350F oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden in color, rotating the sheet halfway through.
  7. Let slightly cool and the Apple Pie bites are ready to eat. If you want to go over the top, use pre-made caramel and pour about 1/2 teaspoon over each pastry.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • very appreciate this step-by-step photos! i’ve never seen forming bites like that! 🙂

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  • Tanya

    Marina, You are incredible!!!! Being in school, pregnant, children and schoolwork, yet you still find the time to blog and come up with these amazingly tasting recipes! You are truly an inspiration to me and a blessing!!!! Thank you for sharing with us your talents! Good luck in everything!

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    • Oh, not as incredible as you think. It really is a family-wide effort to keep everything going, with the school eating up the most time right now, but thank you :*

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