You're going to love how easy and delicious these apple pie wedges are to make...and eat.
With store-bought or homemade pie crust, apple pie wedges are utterly delicious!!
I'm super excited to share this simple recipe for bite-sized apple pies with you today.
It's a family-favorite dessert of ours, and I believe it will soon become a favorite of yours too!Jump to Recipe
**Please Note - The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for make-ahead easy apple pie bites is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the "jump to recipe" text (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.
The ingredient list:
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- Apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- Pie Crust (store-bought or homemade)
- Butter, melted
- Ground Cinnamon
- Granulated Sugar
- Confectioners Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Apple Corer/Slicer
- Baking Sheets with Racks
- Parchment Paper
- Pastry Brush
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Pizza Wheel or Paring Knife
SPECIAL NOTE: At the bottom of this post I'll leave you a few links for some of the best homemade pie crust recipes from a few of my favorite bloggers. Don't forget to check them out!
Why this easy apple dessert recipe works:
Apple pie bites travel well, and are inexpensive to make!
With only two apples and one 9" round pie crust, you'll have 12 individual desserts!
What is the best apple to use to make these pie wedges?
The apple I chose to use for these apple pie wedges is the Pink Lady variety. They're my favorite apple. They're sweet, mildly tart and have a crisp texture and a lovely crunch.
Pink Lady apples can be rather expensive if you don't buy them when they're on sale, so if you prefer to shop the sales, Honey Crisp or even Granny Smith will work wonderfully well in this recipe.
Just remember that only two apples will give you 24 apple pie wedges, so all in all, this is a relatively inexpensive dessert.
Can raisins, dried cranberries, or even nuts be added to this recipe, and if so, how?
Each of those additions, or ALL of those additions, would be delicious!
Just make sure to chop the extra ingredients pretty finely and sprinkle them onto the pie dough before adding the apple and rolling them up.
Can this easy apple dessert be made in advance?
These can be made 5 days prior to serving (if needed) and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
These tasty apple desserts are best served at room temperature, so allow them to sit for a least 30 minutes, unrefrigerated, before serving.
Can apple pie wedges be frozen?
Wrap them individually in freezer or wax paper, and store them in zip-top bags in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Want more fun and delicious pie dough ideas? I've got you covered!
Homemade v.s. Store-Bought pie dough?
As I stated earlier, each and every one of the above pies can be made with homemade crust should you choose to go that route.
The following recipes I'm recommending for homemade pie crust are from bloggers I admire and trust.
I hope you'll take a moment to click on over and print out their recipes for the next time you want to make an incredibly delicious homemade crust.
Below are some perfect pie crust recipes from around the web;
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's make-ahead apple pie wedges
Apple Pie Wedges
- apple corer/slicer
- pizza cutter or paring knife
- measuring cups
- baking rack
- 2 apples peeled, cored and sliced into wedges (an apple corer works best for size)
- 1 9" round pie crust store-bought or homemade
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ cups confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Roll out the thawed pie dough and slice the dough into 12 wedges
- Brush the sliced dough with half of the melted butter.
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and sprinkle half the mixture over the buttered pie wedges.
- Roll each peeled apple slice in a wedge of the prepared pie dough.
- Place each rolled wedge onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Brush each with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle each with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 50 minutes or when golden brown and the apples are tender.
- Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, mix the confectioners sugar with the vanilla and milk until no lumps remain.
- When cool, drizzle the wedges with the glaze and serve at room temperature.
Serve warm, or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream.
Store in a covered container for 5 days, refrigerated, or at room temperature.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's recipe for bite-sized apple pies as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
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