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  • Writer's pictureEmily

Cinnamon Apple Tarts

It's seems like it's been too long since Thanksgiving and all the other amazing holidays that entail pie. So, I had to have a little taste and I think I've got the perfect recipe that is easy, tastes delicious, and has almost none of the actual prepwork that goes into making pie: the crust! I use Pillsbury Crescent Dough for the crust to make this recipe even easier and quicker treat.

Yield: 6 tarts

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 22-27 minutes


1 roll Pillsbury Original Crescent Roll Dough (the one that make 8 crescent rolls)

2 apples of you favourite kind (I used Gala), peeled

2 tbsp salted butter, melted

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg, for washing over dough

2 tbsp flour, for dusting

Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Cover a sheet pan with parchment. You may need to pans depending on the size.

  2. Chop the apples into small pieces, roughly 1/2-1 inch squares. Cover the apples with 1 tbsp of flour and lightly mix to keep the apples from letting out too much liquid. Mix the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon together.

  3. Dust a flat surface with flour and remove the dough from the casing and lay onto the flat surface. Press the seams that are indented for the crescent rolls into each other.

  4. Cut the dough into 6 equal rectangles and place on pan. Spread half of the butter/sugar mixture onto the dough rectangles. Place the apples evenly onto each tart.

  5. Fold the sides of each tart inward to keep all the buttery sugary goodness inside. Drizzle the rest of the butter/sugar mixture onto the apples.

  6. Whisk an egg until yolk is combined. Brush the egg onto the sides of the dough.

  7. Bake for 22-27 minutes. Bake closer to 22 minutes to have softer dough and a bit crunchier apples or closer to 27 minutes for a flakier dough with softer apples.

  8. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Before Baking

I had a recommendation to make apple pie on here but I thought I'd try something different, because we're all looking for easy and new ways to do things. Don't get me wrong, some classics can never be made different, but I think that apple pie is something we can play around with.

This is the first time I've tried making tarts with crescent roll dough and I have to say that it went just as good as I thought it would. So flaky and buttery that goes amazingly with some vanilla ice cream.

These are a great idea for a dessert when you don't have much time or effort...and to be honest, I don't think anyone would even notice that you didn't make the dough.

Let me know if you try these out and be sure to send me a picture or tag me in it on Instagram or Facebook!

Thanks for reading everyone!

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