Pinterest Test Kitchen: Apple Pie Crescent Bites
If you've ever visited Pinterest, you're sure to have seen any number of easy, quick, simple, two ingredient, microwavable, instant, magical recipes. Things like mug cake. I'm usually pretty skeptical of just how these will turn out, particularly considering how my brownie in a mug ended up looking more like tar than dessert, and tasting little better. So, I've decided to perform a service for humanity and test some of these crazy Pinterest recipes out. I'll share my results so that no one else has to endure that awful burnt sludge brownie ever again.
My first choice for the Pinterest Test Kitchen was easy. I've been eye-balling these Apple Pie Crescent Bites for awhile.The original recipe from Pinterest can be found here. The basic premise is bite-sized apple pies that are quick and easy to make. I modified the original recipe just a little bit to suit my tastes.
-1 can crescent roll dough
-1 large apple (or two small, it can be whatever kind of apple you prefer)
-1 tbsp melted butter
-4-5 drops vanilla extract
-2-3 tbsp brown sugar
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-dash of nutmeg
-(optional) ice cream, I chose classic vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350. Melt your butter. Once melted, add in the vanilla and mix together. Seperately, mix the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the nutmeg. Roll out your dough on a sheet of wax paper. Brush the top of the dough with the butter mixture and then liberally sprinkle with the sugar mixture.
Set the apple wedge on either end of the dough, and then roll it up. I found that it worked best setting the apple on the thin side, but just go with whatever works for you. Brush the tops with more butter and sprinkle with more sugar.
Place them in a greased pan. I just used the leftover butter. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Pull them out when the tops are crispy and just starting to brown. Serve with ice cream and enjoy.
The verdict: These turned out so well. They were shockingly good! Everyone went back for a second helping. They are a little more involved to make than a mug cake, but I'd say that they're still easier than cookie or cupcakes. I give them 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend them to everone.