fall cinnamon apple bite-sized pies

The Fall apples are being harvested and the markets are filled with the best selection of the year.  Some of my favorite desserts are prepared with apples.  My blog has featured many apple recipes over the past few years, some of which I make throughout the year.  Yes, I do love apples that much in dessert.

Recently, I found this recipe for bite-sized apple desserts.  So, when a slice of pie is just too much or too many calories, consider this recipe.  Of course, I added some ice cream and real whipped cream for presentation–maybe it would be best to leave those off the plate if really watching the calorie count.

The Six Sisters featured this one in their cookbook called Six Sisters Stuff. The mini pies taste just like a slice of homemade apple pie but are quick to make and easy to serve.

To make the bite-sized pies:  Place one prepared pie crust on the counter for 30 minutes.  While the crust is coming up to room temperature, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.  In a smSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESall bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar with two teaspoons cinnamon. And, melt 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine in the microwave.

When the pastry is ready, open on waxed paper to lay flat.  Spread 2 of the 3 tablespoons of butter on the pie crust.  Sprinkle almost all of the cinnamon and sugar on top of the butter.  Save some of the sugar/cinnamon mixture for the topping.

Cut the pastry into 8 long strips.  Peel the two apples that are ready for baking.  I used Gala apples.  Remove the core of the apples.  Slice each apple into four wedges.

Place an apple slice on each strip of pie crust and roll around the apple.  Place on the baking sheet.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES  Be sure to keep the sugary side of the pie crust next to the apple.  Brush the tops of the apple pies with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until the pie crust is brown and the apples are cooked.  Serve warm with ice cream and whipped cream. I also sprinkled with powdered sugar. Yummy.

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