These Apple Pie Halloween Bites are the perfect spooky treat for kids and adults! They taste like apple pie, but look way more fun!
Do you love apple pie, but the idea of making a pie seems a little intimidating? Skip the whole pie and make these easy apple pie bites! And this apple pie bites recipe has a few spooky extras to make the perfect dessert for Halloween. All you need are fresh apples, apple pie spice, and Crescent Roll pastry dough. In less than 20 minutes you’ll have delicious bite-size apple pies!
These spooky apple desserts are perfect if you need a break from all of the candy and traditional Halloween sweet treats. It’s the perfect easy treat for fans of pie and Halloween.
Why You’ll Love These Apple Pie Halloween Bites
Apple pie is a Fall staple dessert. These little rolled apple pies have all of the flavor of a classic apple pie, without the work. You don’t need to make a homemade pie crust or slowly cook pie filling. All you need is an apple, a few Fall spices, and Crescent Roll dough! You still get to enjoy the smell of apple pie, and the delicious flavor, but without any of the hard work!
It’s the perfect easy dessert for a Halloween party or Halloween movie night! And you can leave out the “Halloween” parts to create delicious apple pie bites to create the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving!
Ingredients for Apple Pie Halloween Bites
- Green Apples – The sharp, tart taste of green apples, like Granny Smith apples, is great for a sweet recipe like this. It balances the flavor and keeps the taste of the apples present.
- Cinnamon – You can’t have an apple pie without this warm, aromatic spice.
- Sugar – Sugar sweetens and caramelizes the “pie” filling.
- Nutmeg – Another staple fall spice! Nutmeg adds an additional depth of flavor to the cinnamon.
- Lemon Juice – Use lemon juice to add a touch of acidity to the dessert.
- Crescent Roll Dough – The best part of this recipe is how low-maintenance it is! That’s thanks to the Crescent Roll dough. It’s already made, easy to work with, and bakes quickly. Plus, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are delicious!
- Vanilla Frosting – The fun part of this recipe is the spooky addition of green icing! Plus, vanilla icing complements the flavors of the apple pie.
- Candy Eye Sprinkles – Make these apple pie bites look like creepy little monsters by adding a pair of eyes!
How to Make Apple Pie Halloween Bites
These delicious mini apple pie bites are the perfect Halloween dessert recipe if you’re tired of candy and cookies! They take less than 30 minutes to make and are always a big hit!
Step 1 – Cut a large green apple in half. Remove the core and then cut the apple wedges into thin slices.
Step 2 – In a medium bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the apples and the lemon juice to the bowl. Toss the apples in the sugar and spices until every apple slice is thoroughly coated.
Step 3 – Start preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Then, open the tube of Crescent Roll pastry dough. Separate the dough into triangles using the perforated edges.
Step 4 – Place 3-4 apple slices, covered in the sugar mixture, at the large end of each triangle. Drizzle a bit of the mixture down the length of the triangle of dough as well.
Step 5 – Roll each triangle into the traditional Crescent Roll shape, starting with the larger end. Tuck the dough around the edges to help keep the apples inside.
Step 6 – Place the rolled apple pie bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. The rolled mini apple pies should be a lovely golden brown with crispy edges.
Step 7 – Melt 1/4 cup of vanilla icing in the microwave in a small bowl. Drizzle the icing over the tops of the finished apple pie bites.
*For a little extra spooky fun add a few drops of green food coloring to the icing! This makes it a fun shade of “Monster Green.”
Step 8 – Add two candy eyes to each Halloween Apple Pie Bite for a little extra touch of spookiness.
It is best not to make these apple pie bites too far in advance because the dough will become soggy and unappealing. But an hour or two before your party or dinner is fine!
You can prep the apple mixture 24 hours in advance. After mixing it together, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then remove and roll it in Crescent Roll dough and bake.
Store the bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Enjoy them cold or heat them up if you prefer! I like to pop mine in the microwave for 30 seconds when reheating.
Yes, these little pastries freeze very well! To avoid them sticking, individually wrap each pastry in foil or plastic wrap. Then place in a large food storage bag and store in the freezer. These apple pie bites are good for about 2-3 months in the freezer.
Defrost the bites by thawing them at room temperature. Then, reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
I prefer not to peel the apple for this recipe. However, if you don’t like apple peels then feel free to remove them before making your apple filling.
If you don’t want to add any more sugar to these little apple pies, then feel free to skip the icing and candy eyes. They won’t look themed for Halloween anymore, but they’ll still be delicious!
You could also add a drizzle of caramel sauce instead! Or serve the apple pie bites warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
More Fun Treats for Spooky Season
Apple Pie Halloween Bites
- 1 large green apple thinly sliced
- 1.5 tbsp Cinnamon
- 5 tbsp Sugar
- 1/2 tbsp Nutmeg
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 8 oz Crescent Roll Dough
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Frosting
- 16 Candy Eye Sprinkles
- Cut a large green apple in half. Remove the core and cut into thin slices.
- Pour lemon juice over the apple slices.
- In a medium bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the apples and toss in the sugar mixture until every apple slice is thoroughly coated.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Open the Crescent Roll pastry dough. Separate the dough into triangles using the perforated edges.
- Place 3-4 apple slices, covered in the sugar mixture, at the large end of each triangle and drizzle a bit of the mixture down the length of the triangle.
- Roll each triangle into the traditional Crescent Roll shape. Tuck the dough around the edges to help keep the apples inside.
- Place the rolled apple pie bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes until golden brown.
- Melt 1/4 cup of vanilla icing in the microwave in a small bowl. Drizzle the icing over the tops of the finished apple pie bites.*For a little extra spooky fun add a few drops of green food coloring to the icing!*
- Add two candy eyes to each Halloween Apple Pie Bite.