apple pie pinwheels

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easy desserts are the BEST

and these apple pie pinwheels are sure to be a big hit at your holiday get-togethers

apple pie pinwheels with salted caramel

There are plenty of times that I love spending  hours and hours on a dish.

Baking bread from scratch on a Sunday afternoon, caramelizing onions for hour after hour to make french onion soup, a slowly simmered winter stew…

and then there are most days.

apple pie pinwheels

When laundry is piled so high I can barely enter the laundry room. When the dishes in the dishwasher have been clean and waiting to be emptied for days. When my dust bunnies have made friends, many, many friends.

apple pie pinwheels with salted caramel

It’s these days that I need quick and easy.

apple pie pinwheels with salted caramel

And these apple pie pinwheels are just that. Quick and oh so easy. Plus, you know how I feel about pie.  I LOVE to eat pie ,  but do not love to make pie, crust that is. Pie crust and I still are not on speaking terms.

apple pie pinwheels with salted caramel sauce

apple pie pinwheels


  • 1 tube of crescent roll dough (I use Pillsbury)
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • caramel sauce for topping (optional)


  • pre-heat the oven to 350
  • line your baking sheet with parchment or other non-stick mat
  • combine the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg, stir to coat
  • roll out the crescent dough, and press the seams together - you want one large rectangle of dough
  • top your crescent dough with the apples and any juices that have accumulated, I pressed the apples into the dough gently to keep them from spilling out when rolling
  • beginning from one of the long sides, roll the dough as tightly as possible
  • using a very sharp knife, slice into 16 rounds, and place cut side up on baking sheet
  • bake until golden brown and the dough is cooked through 15 - 20 minutes
  • cool slightly on baking sheet before moving to rack
  • drizzle with salted caramel sauce

apple pie pinwheels

 Fast, easy, and a delicious dessert, I may have even eaten a few apple pie pinwheels for breakfast.


a few other tasty treats

single serving apple crisp

single serving easy apple crisp

apple brownie bites

apple brownie bites

apple fruit leather

apple  fruit leather