Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday..."A" as in APPLE Bites

OK...I'm going to try and keep up with Alphabe-Thursday this time, but sometimes real life gets in the way and in spite of good intentions I don't get a post written in time. I'm starting with A and I'm hoping to finish with Z this time!

I want to thank our teacher Ms. Jenny Matlock for sponsoring this event. For information on how you can participate and for a list of this week's participants head over to Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."

One evening I was reading some of the blogs on my reading list and came upon one that was participating in one of these weekly events. (I don't remember which blog.) I became interested and decided to click on the blog that was hosting it. (I no longer remember this blog either.) From there I started clicking on links and came across a recipe for Bite Sized APPLE Bites at a blog called Lady With The Red Rocker. She in turn said she found the recipe on a blog called Cookin' Up North and that lady said the recipe came from Taste Of Home. OK...did you follow all of that?

Anyway, I've now made them twice and we love them! I made them again this morning just so I could post a picture of Bite Sized APPLE Bites.

Here they are about to go in the oven...

And here they are fresh from the oven...

If you want to see beautiful photographs and step by step directions click on the links to those two blogs. If you think you can figure it out without beautiful pictures and step by step directions just follow the below recipe.

Bite Size APPLE Bites

1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. of cinnamon
1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crust (let stand out for about 15 minutes or so)
3 tbsp. melted butter, divided
2 medium tart apples, each cut into 8 wedges

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon, set aside 1 tbsp. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the pastry. Brush with 2 tbsp. melted butter, sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.

Cut each sheet into 8 one inch strips, about 8 inches long. Wrap one strip around each apple wedge, placing sugared side of pastry against apple.

Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 16

Note: I soaked some raisins in a little warm water while I got the apples sliced and added a few to each of my APPLE BITES. I found it took 18-19 minutes in my oven. DON'T skip the parchment paper!

Another Note: One of the above ladies said that it was easy and only took her about 20-25 minutes to make. Well, I will agree that they were easy, but it took me a whole lot longer than 20-25 minutes. Perhaps I'm a slow worker in my old age. Cleaning up the mess and doing the dishes took me almost 20-25 minutes. :)

Now head off to school and visit with the rest of the classmates listed on Ms. Jenny's blog.


  1. Looks yummy! Good luck with getting from A to Z!

  2. They look wonderful! I am into apples big time right now. Don't you love how recipes get just passed around from blog to blog? I love seeing everyone's unique take on them...

  3. Mmmmmmh... Look delicious!

  4. Oh Miss Betty, chuck the alphabet and let this Ozark Farm Chick at those apple~bites. I'll be right over with a jug of cider!!!

    They look magnificent!

    God bless ya from the windy hills and hollers of the frosty Missouri Ponderosa!!! :o)

  5. I think you can do A to Z and what a great start with these apple desserts.

    Wish we could have one with a cup of coffee or tea.


  6. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Yum! I can practically smell the cinnamon baking.

  7. I can even smell the apples and cinnamon. Delicious.

  8. Oh my!!! These look ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

  9. Absolutely delicious!

    XOXO Lola:)

  10. My guys would love these. They would take more than one bite.

  11. YUM! Looks like something even I could do:)

  12. You've done it again....making me so hungry....they look delicious!

  13. These look really yummy :) I have a bunch of little apples and I think they would go great as Apple Bites!

  14. Yummy treats! Bet they smell so good when baking too.

  15. Anonymous3:37 AM

    I love seeing recipes as responses to the Alphabe challenge 'cuz I know they are among the best the writer has to offer. Yours has the bonus of previous endorsements too. I might have to try this over the weekend, especially with the raisin addition!

  16. Call me next time they're on the way out of the oven and I'll be over. I'll bring the tea.

  17. That recipe sounds both delicious and do-able!


  18. Anonymous3:59 PM

    I recently saw these on Pinterest and have added them to my list of things to make over the holidays.

  19. Sounds easy enough, but I know for sure that it will take me more than 15-20 minutes of doing anything.

    Yours look scrumptious, and good luck posting to Z.

  20. I am so making these for Thanksgiving!!! Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday. xo

  21. Funny how we go from one link to another and then lose our way. LOL! These apple bites look very yummy. May have to try them when my kids are here for Thanksgiving. I better bookmark it so I remember. I have never done this meme. So I hope I am also able to go from A to Z!


  22. These look amazing and what fun little apple treats! Thank you for sharing and your photos and recipes are great :o)

    I hope that all of you are doing well!

    Sorry that I have been absent lately, but it is soooo good to be back in class! (I totally understand what you mean about "real life just gets in the way".

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you so much too for stopping by and for your congratulations :o)

  23. they look delicious. I made a new board in my Pinterest site called Food, just to put it somewhere close! {:-Deb

  24. Oh My Goodness! These look appetizing! Hee Hee! I can not get over Alphabe Thursday! I keep going long after the next letter comes up. I lost you for a bit and here you are! I am glad I kept looking!

  25. Betty, what a terrific idea! Great to serve at a party or reception.

  26. Hello.
    These look so delicious, my mouth is watering. It's amazing what you can find when you click on a link (smile).

    Thanks for sharing & visiting.


  27. Those bites would definitely take me a long time to make lol.

  28. I love your idea for this round. I'm going to try and stick with a theme as well.

    These look really luscious AND easy! Always a perfect recipe!

    Thanks for sharing this little taste of autumn for the letter 'A'.


  29. Nice recipe, Betty! I like something like this that can serve a lot of peole without much fuss.


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