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Apple Cream Cheese Pastry Bites

Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:

13-20 min


12 servings




From Shari's Kitchen

Submitted by:

Shari Criso

About the Recipe

Indulge in the irresistible charm of our Apple Cream Cheese Pastry Bites – a delightful fusion of sweet apples, velvety cream cheese, and flaky pastry that promises to elevate your dessert game! Perfect for any occasion, these delectable bites are a symphony of flavors and textures, guaranteed to leave your taste buds craving for more.

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  • 2 8 oz. cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough sheet (or crescent dinner rolls)

  • 8 oz. Cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

  • 1 tsp. Lemon juice

  • 20 oz. can Pie filling, apple, cherry, or blueberry

  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon, optional (on apple only)

  • 1/4 Cup Nuts, optional (crushed pecans or walnuts)

  • 1 egg


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Unroll individual crescent roll dough pieces and lay them in individual tins. Put the widest bit of the dough in the bottom.

  3. Using mixer, thoroughly mix cream cheese with sugar and lemon juice. Spoon a dollop of cream cheese mixture in center of dough.

  4. Spoon a dollop of pie filling over each cream cheese mixture. If using apple pie filling, sprinkle with cinnamon. 

  5. Add optional nuts.

  6. Begin wrapping the dough around the filling, ensuring to enclose the three corners; don't worry about small gaps—they're perfectly fine. The filling doesn't need complete coverage, as the dough will puff up during baking.

  7. Mix egg in a small bowl and brush evenly over dough. 

  8. Bake for 13-20 minutes until golden brown. (They should be fairly firm to the touch and have nice, tan-brown tops.)

  9. Enjoy!

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