But why are THESE so good? Why this recipe, specifically?
This delicious apple pie bite doesn’t have your normal filling. Theres a special ingredient that makes it all the more delicious. You don’t need too much, just a little — but a little goes a long way here.
What is that ingredient?! Caramel .. Because who hasn’t tasted a delicious apple pie and thought that caramel wouldn’t be better served with an already great apple pie made of sugar, apples, buttery and flaky greatness, served with ice cream.
I’ve seen caramel drizzled on top of apple pies before, so It’s no surprise that caramel and apple pies are not something new. But I can’t say I’ve ever had an apple pie or fried apple pie with caramel mixed into the filling. It makes a difference.
Even more important than the filling, is the crust! A buttery, flaky and crispy golden crust is the perfect compliment to a delicious apple pie filling. Even the thickness of the dough, as you roll it out prior to filling, can add layers and layers of buttery, flaky goodness to such a delicious sweet treat.
Side note, these apple pie bites don’t have to be fried, they can be baked!
These apple pie bites are so fun to serve, you can make them in any size and shape you prefer. Personally, I like any shape that will allow me to stuff as much filling as I possibly can. Like, taking a large round piece of dough and pinching in the edges until you get one big dough ball. Insanity.