Monday, August 26, 2013

Cherry Pie Bites


The recipe I'm sharing today was one that was partly inspired by my Easy Apple and Cheese Danishes and Cinna-Minis. I love to use crescent rolls to come up with fun and easy desserts. Plus, these are desserts my family can easily make themselves without a whole lot of assistance from me if they want to whip up a little something sweet.  We really loved these! The best thing about them is you can totally cater to what your family loves for a pie filling. There are just so many possibilities here. You could use Apple, Blueberry, Strawberry, Lemon and Chocolate pie fillings! 
Ingredients:
1 (21 oz.) can Cherry Pie Filling (I like the kind with the extra cherries)
2 tubes crescent roll dough
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.  Spray regular muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll individual crescent roll dough pieces and lay them in individual tins. Put the widest bit of the dough in the bottom. You may have to do this in two batches if you only have the one muffin tin.

Scoop pie filling into each crescent roll dough piece. Be generous with the pie filling. It's okay if a little seeps out during baking. I actually like when you can see the bit of pie filling bubbling out while baking. It also lets folks see what they are gonna be eating before then even bite into it. You want to bite into these and get a nice taste of the cherry filling. Because remember, the dough is really gonna puff up around these.  A good 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons should work. I'm guessing about 6 or so cherries in each one. I think I could have even put more filling than in the ones you see here. 
Start folding the dough around the filling as best you can. You should have three corners to pull in.
 Again, leaving small open gaps are totally okay here. The filling doesn't have to be totally covered.  The dough is gonna puff up.
Bake for about 13-14 minutes. Make sure the rolls are cooked all the way. You don't want to bite into these and still have some of the crescent roll be doughy and not totally baked. They should be fairly firm to the touch and have nice, tan-brown tops. 14 Minutes was just about right in my oven. They appeared done at the 12 minute mark but I let them go just a bit longer to make sure they were totally done.
 Now for the glaze.  In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until it is smooth reaches a desired consistency (I like mine a bit more on the thick side). 
With a spoon, drizzle glaze over the warm bites. Note: I put my bites on a cooling rack with some wax paper underneath but you can drizzle the glaze on these while they are still in the muffin tin. 
Now dig in!
Note: These also freeze very well!

Enjoy!

71 comments :

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love how easy and yummy these look! Best of both worlds, thanks!

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  3. Oh goodness! I could gobble up that whole panfull...along with a glass of milk. ;-} Love your new 'delivery' page. Ya Da Woman Brandie! Hugs for your week. XO

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    1. Thank you (as always) Mrs. B. Always appreciate your sweet words!

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  4. Your site is fantastic. On my way to the store in a little bit.
    I will try this recipe and one with apple pie filling. Do you
    think I could add a little almond extract to the cherry pie filling?

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    1. Thanks so much Ed! I don't see why you couldn't add a bit to it. I think it would be a great addition!

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  5. These look delish!! Only problem is that I don't have a pan full right here. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Pat

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    1. Pat - hahaaa! It is hard to eat just one...just a warning. ;)

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  6. hate you! totally making these asap. i'm wondering how Nutella would be....

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    1. Hahaa! I am betting they would be great with Nutella!

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  7. They look really good! I thought I wasn't going to be able to get over to your webpage today. The links seem to be different today.

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    1. Was it giving you a weird message or something? I hope it was just a glitch and glad you were able to get on here finally! :)

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  8. Brandie,
    I am big fan of yours and love your recipes! I have the app Paprika on my apple computer- it's for recipes- is there anyway to save your recipes to that application, instead of Ziplist? I love being able to take my recipes collection with me to the grocery store :) Any help would be most appreciated! Looking forward to your next recipe! :)

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  9. I love all your recipes!! This looks sooo good, and so easy!

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  10. I haven't seen this site before, but someone shared this recipe on Facebook. Thank goodness! There are so many yummy looking things on here I want to try! Great site!

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    1. I'm glad you found me! Hope you find lots of recipes that you love!

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  11. Yum...these look so delicious....guess my granddaughter Faith will have to make them the next time she spends the nite :) I love easy recipes like this.....so keep putting them out :)

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  12. I made these over the long weekend to serve for a family dinner. They were amazing! I used cupcake liners in the muffin tin so that guests could have a grab and go dessert. This recipe was so easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming back to let me know how they turned out for you! Good idea with the liners! :)

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  13. Girl! First, I love these and second: about 3 weeks ago Pillsbury featured my mini-cinnamon rolls made with Pillsbury pizza dough - I could not ----- in my wildest dreams have believed the new traffic and followers I received from that one little effort on their part. Congratulations! I'm going to go find those cherry bites and "like" them too!! xoxo

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    1. I know Kelli - wow! What a boost huh? Such a huge honor and I'm so thankful!!

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  14. Hi Brandie, I made these tonight and My hubby was like wow these are good! So easy to make, and well needless to say I'm betting wont be here very long. :)Thanks for all these fantastic recipes!

    Robin

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  16. I love these and I have been going to several other recipes on your site. I love them all and pinned them too! I am glad I found you and can be part of your Weekend postluck! It has been great. Thanks! (scrumptilicious4you.blogspot.com)

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  17. I love all your recipes. Will try these soon. Keep up the wonderful recipes!

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  18. Tried these today for the first time, and they are awesome! Used cherry, peach, and apple pie filling for a variety and they were all good. Thanks for all the Great recipes!!

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  19. I love this idea and how versitile it can be. Haven't tried to make them yet but I will SOON. I also want to try this with a savory filling like chicken or tuna salad. That sure would be really good too. Thanks for all your ideas and inspiration. I love this site!

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  20. Just saw this shared on FB--looks delicious. Bonus that it's simple enough for my budding 6yo chef to help with. Thanks!

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  21. Oh...my...lord! These would be perfect for my babies in the morning while they are getting ready for school! Put something yummy in their tummies to start their morning off and send them to school happy! I am sooooo making these!

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  22. I just made these tonight and they were fantastic and super easy. I added apple filling to my second batch and they are just as good. I noticed that the rolls i pushed into the cupcake pan mold hold up better than just folding them over.

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  23. I just found your website on Facebook this morning; I will be making these for work very soon!! I know that they will be a hit!! thank you for all of your yummy recipes!! (already made the cream cheese Danish this morning, and I love them!!)

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  24. These look great! Could we use Pillsbury pie dough instead of the crescents? Thanks..

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  25. Made some cherry & some apple - smelled awesome while baking - thanks for the recipe!

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  26. So easy to make and absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Huge hit at my house.

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  27. Would these taste okay even when they have cooled? I want to make them for a church dinner but they will not be hot or even warm by the time they are eaten. Any thoughts?

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  28. Has anyone tried pumpkin pie filling? My mother wants me to try & I'm not feeling very confident in the finished product.

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  29. Making these today recipe for my 4 yr old to help with!!! Easy peasy!!! Thanks much

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  30. These are so good. You can add cream cheese on top of the pie filling. It is so good.

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  31. I just found your blog and I love this recipe! I will make it tomorrow for my husband. Thanks for sharing it.

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  32. Wow. Thanks for the idea. I am making some to go with Christmas breakfast. I am trying cheese cherry.

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  33. I have been making these for several years now. Came up with it on my own and am glad to know great minds think alike, Brandie. That is always a good thing. I make them with pie crust at times or the crescent rolls...both are delicious and fast. *Julia, I have placed cream cheese mixture in with the cherries...make a small well in the berry mixture and put in a T. of cream cheese mixture then cover with the dough. So delicious...Blueberry are delicious this way..hubby loves them . Hot or cold...so darn good.

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  34. I loved this recipe, I sprinkled sugar over top before putting them in the oven. I also tried:
    -Apple, where i sprinkled cinnimon and sugar over top before adding into the oven
    -Blueberry
    -Peach where I added nutmeg and cinnimon to the filling, then sprinkling cinnimon and sugar over top before entering into the oven.
    -Strawberry, where i sprinkled cinnimon and sugar over top before adding into the oven
    -Pear, where i sprinkled cinnimon and sugar over top before adding into the oven

    Very easy and fun to make, with little effort!

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  35. GURL! How am I just now seeing these?! Brilliant! Can't wait to make them!

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  36. Have made these a few times for big gatherings and they are a hit! I use my mini cupcake pan which works great. Try the cherry with a pinch of cream cheese on top of the cherries before you bake them. Love these quick and easy!

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  37. Made these to take to a New Years gathering and they were a hit with everyone! Made a triple batch and all were gone before the party was over! Will try them next time with a bit of the cream cheese. So easy to make and so good!

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  38. I made these today and they were wonderful! Quick question...believe it or not we have a few left over...do I need to refrigerate them?

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  39. Just made these with apple filling. I used the butter flake crescents. OMG they are sooooo good!!!! I've had 3 already! Thank you for this super easy recipe!

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  40. I am going to have to lose some weight so that I can eat as many as I want. This page is wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful treats.

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  41. Michele R, that's a great idea! apple filling with the butter flake crescents. I will try that too.

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  42. Hi, Brandie.

    I just did a Google search for Cherry Pie Bites and your recipe came up- they look so EASY! I want to make them for my daughter's birthday (in 2.5 weeks). You said they freeze well- do you freeze them after you bake? and when you thaw them out, do you just let them sit out and thaw and serve cold? I would love to fix these now so that I don't have to worry about it at the last minute :).

    Thanks for the recipe! (I will be using it in her Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party in place of the slice of cherry pie)

    Jennifer S.

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  43. These look wonderful! Can't wait to try them. TFS

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  44. LOVE this recipe! So easy and doable... Thank you for sharing!

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  45. I don't care for cherries but I bet this would be yummy with apple pie filling instead. I always add a little vanilla to the drizzle for that added yumminess. =)

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  46. I've made something similar, but saw a variation from Pillsbury Recipes to top the cherry pie filling with a mixture of cream cheese and sugar (8 oz cream cheese, softened with 1/4 cup sugar), then fold over the dough and bake & drizzle icing. They are delicious too.

    Love your recipes! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  47. I made these about a month ago, after seeing it on FB!!! My church group loved them, as did I!!!! Thanks for a quick & easy, and delicious treat!!!!!!

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  48. These were so good! So easy and they came out of the pan so easy. I'm so glad you made the note to not take them out so soon. Thank you!

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  49. I saw this recipe on pinterest last night and it was perfect to make today for a church picnic.
    They were gone in a flash and several people asked for the recipe.
    We had to stop at the store on the way home so I could make more for the family! Thank you for the easy, wonderful recipe!

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  50. These look so yummy. I don't cook a lot anymore, so easy recipes are great. Can't wait to have my granddaughters bake these with me. Thank you for posting these easy recipes!

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  51. Making these today with strawberry Pie filling & will add a tsp. of my homemade vanilla extract to the glaze. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I made these with blueberries as well as the mixed berry. Super yummy, easy and crowd pleaser.

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  53. Wow....I'm craving cherry turnovers. Think I'll make these instead!

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  54. I always appreciate printable recipes as I don't have a computer even close to the kitchen! Thanks!

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  55. I want to make these but I live alone. Can they be frozen?

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  56. These look so good. What about sweet potato pie filling? Do you think they would work. I have a can of sheet crescent dough and was thinking about making miniature sweet potato pies.

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  57. These look wonderful!

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