Secret Recipe Club: Apple Pie Bites

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by Amber on March 5, 2012

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the ability to do a Secret Recipe Club post, so I’m really excited to be healed enough and organized enough to be able to participate.

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This month I was assigned Mrs. Happy Homemaker, a new-to-me blog by Crystal. When Crystal says she’s a happy homemaker, she means it! In addition to three kids and a husband, she currently has 23 pets of the dog, cat, rabbit and chicken variety. Crystal, I’d like to know how you do it. Just reading that on your about-me page made me tired!

I browsed Mrs. Happy Homemaker for a good long while – and let me tell you, there’s a lot to choose from. First I thought I might make Crystal’s Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, then I thought maybe I’d make Meatball Lasagna, but all bets were off when I clocked Crystal’s Bite-Size Apple Pies with just 5 ingredients!

First of all, these little bites of win are perfect for any time you’re craving apple pie. They come together so quickly and easily, my sister was like, “Wait, that’s IT?!”

They’re good hot. They’re good cold. They’re good reheated in the microwave with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream on top. Crystal is pretty darn genius.

The only thing that I did differently to Crystal is to use apple pie spice instead of straight cinnamon. We just happened to have some lying around, and they really brought out that homey, comforting flavor you expect from apple pie. Feel free to use homemade pie crust, and straight cinnamon.

When I was making them, I also couldn’t help but think how Nanny would have tucked a small slice of sharp cheddar cheese in each pastry roll. She loved cheddar cheese on her apple pie, and I know she would have loved this recipe.

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Um, I so love that you referred to these as “little bites of win.” ;)

Amber March 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I refer you back to 5 ingredients and the words “apple pie”. How could they possibly NOT be win?!

Crystal @MrsHappyHomemaker.com March 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

This is one of my favorite easy recipes – so glad you chose it! Your pictures are beautiful!!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Thanks, Crystal! We really loved the recipe around here. My sister and I were a little embarrassed at how quickly we burned through them!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. March 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Um, YES to the cheddar cheese! I adore these little pie roll-ups. How smart are they??

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:08 PM

So incredibly clever, Casey. And so delicious.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 5, 2012 at 5:07 PM

This sounds like a little bite of heaven! Lovely!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Absolutely, Katrina. You’ve got to make them the next time you’re craving apple pie!

Jamie March 5, 2012 at 5:32 PM

These look like wicked little bites of heaven. I love cute they are and I’m thinking the cheddar cheese addition would be a whole lot of – yum!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

They are blow your mind good!

cookingrookie March 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

They look so delicious! Yum :-)

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Thanks :)

Amanda March 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Wow those look and sound amazing! I can smell them from here :)

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Thanks, Amanda. They were blow your mind good! So glad I got Crystal as my pick.

susie March 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

yes please! portion control of a pie, I love it. I am one of those people who keep chiseling away at the pie to get the crust even…

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Haha, Susie, you say that.. but we plowed through a plate of these miiiighty quickly.

sara March 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM

These look super yummy, and they’re so cute – a winning combination! :) Yum!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I completely agree, Sara. Can’t you see them on a buffet table for Easter?

Baker Street March 5, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Love bite sized treats. Apple pie enveloped in pastry sounds divine Amber!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Thanks, An! I want to try it with peaches next. :)

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 6, 2012 at 2:42 AM

What beautiful inviting pictures.

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Thanks, Lisa!

Shelbly March 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM

These look delish! I’d be drawn in by how easy they are too!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Thanks, Shelby. They really are so easy. I can’t wait to make them again!

angie March 6, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Delicious and simple. my favorite combo :) great pick!

Amber March 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Haha thanks, Angie. Mine too :)

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon March 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Oh my, these are so simple and look like a perfect bite. Love your thought of sneaking a bit of cheddar in with the apple. I bet you could also sprinkle the dough with grated cheddar and then roll it into the crust. I absolutely must try these.

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) March 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I love this! These look so tasty and are adorable.

Lisa March 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

At first I thought these were apple rugelachs, and they could be, if you make them with a cream cheese butter dough. Your photos are exquisite and enticing! You know i’m making them with rugelach dough ;) That said, I do hope you get to reading the story. It started out as a way to simply journal some memories because I had writer’s block as far as food went, and it’s turned into a ‘series’ lol Thing is..it hasn’t even gotten ‘good’ yet LOL

NO REASON NEEDED March 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Pinning this now…. yummmmmmmmm!!!!!

Tessa March 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

What is not to like here. Pie that is easier to make, easier to eat, and looks absolutely darling. Love these!

Susie Bee on Maui March 7, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Wow, love this idea. I too would go for the slice of cheddar! Great pick for this month-glad you are doing well enough to join us!

Lisa~~ March 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I’m in agreement with the cheddar rolled up in there and I love the simplicity of these bites.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

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Jersey Girl Cooks March 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

These are so cute and what agreat idea to make a simple homemade dessert.

Anna January 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM

They look lovely :)

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