Apple Pie Bites

{This post was created as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own}

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!

Apple Pie Bites – bite sized cinnamon apple dessert, that can be topped with caramel and ice cream just like the real deal.

As the air cools down and the leaves start turning yellow from green all around, 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 recipe is for you. It takes no time to prepare and the result is pretty spectacular, if I may say so myself!

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 SPLENDA® brand “natural” means that there are no added flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no GMO ingredients. This all sounds great to me!

If watching your sugar, calorie or carb intake is not an issue for you, you can go ahead and use regular sugar and may be 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, au natural’ as they say.

Now go ahead and bake, my friends and ENJOY!

Apple Pie Bite Recipe
Yield: 24 bite-sized apple pie cookies

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

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!

How to make the Apple Pie  Bites:

Peel, core and cut the apple in 4, then slice it into thin slices.

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!

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.

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!

Unroll the sheet of pie dough on a floured surface. With a 3 inch round 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 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.

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!

Whisk the egg. Using a pastry brush brush the pie 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!

Bake in a preheated to 350F oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden in color, rotating the sheet halfway through.

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!

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!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!

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

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