With four ingredients, these Easy Apple Buns are a quick treat your family will love! Made with in season fall apples, they’re deliciously sweet and perfect for tailgating.
I know you’re surprised, but I’m a total cool weather person. I love fall and winter. Which is the total opposite of my husband. He loves summer and warm weather. They say opposites attract. Guess that’s out opposite because we’re alike in almost everything else. Minus salmon, cilantro, citrus, and a few other food nuances.
I was so relieved to have cooler temperatures this weekend. We actually had the windows open one night this week, too. It just makes give a sign of relief that most of the hot weather days here in DC are over and that summer is soon to be over. Granted, we could have hot weather all the way into October, but it’s rare. Heck, it even got to mid 80’s in November once in the 70’s. Not that I was here for that, but it’s not unheard of.
With the cooler weather comes fall apples!
There are 7,500 different apple varieties across the globe. Seventy-five HUNDRED! That’s crazy. In the US, we have 1/3 of that, but only commercially cultivate 100 of those. Such a small amount. Of those 100, 15 make up 90% of the apple production.
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Paula Red
- Cripps Pink
I have to confess that I haven’t heard of a few of those like Jazz, Macoun, Ambrosia, Cameo, Paula Red; I’ve never seen them at the store or a market. I have had Cortland in upstate New York. They’re super delicious. My favorite is Golden Delicious with a close second of the Crispin. Mom’s McIntosh. She loves the sweet tart flavor of that apple.
These are Gala apples in my easy apple buns. Season Roots had apples and Asian pears for the box week before last. And since I was making an apple recipe, I decided to grab some. I’m just going to drop this link here and let you know you can sign up for only $10 through the end of the month. It’s well worth it because their produce is off the charts. And I am an affiliate, so you’ll not only be helping them, you’ll be helping me, too. Just use SAVEWITHAKHA when you sign up to help me out!
Since I’m on a history kick lately, here’s some information about the Gala apple.
Created in New Zealand, it’s a cross between Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious. It was name in honor of Queen Elizabeth II because she named it her favorite during a tour of New Zealand. It made its way to the US by way of Donald W. McKenzie who worked for Stark Bros Nursery. He brought the first tree to the US in 1974. It spread like wildfire and is not one of the US most popular varietals of apples commercially produced.
While you can get them year-round in most parts of the world, they’re sweeter and tastier during peak season. For the US that’s between May and September. And since it’s crisp and sweet qualities make it one of the top types, you want to eat them fresh in salads, as a snack, or bake with them while they’re in season.
With these sweet apples, you don’t need a lot of sugar in these easy apple buns. I put just enough to sprinkle the dough and combine with the juices from the apple to make a sweet and delicious treat. With just a hint of cinnamon, you can easily taste the flavor the apples. And since these Gala are super sweet and delicious, you will want to taste the apples!
As I was cutting up the apples, the dogs were at my feet. They hear the knife on the cutting board and come running. Because sometimes I give them pieces of the fruit or vegetables I’m cutting up. They love peppers and carrots. And I know Missy likes apples, but hadn’t given Luna some. She devoured her piece! So, I guess she does.
While we all know apples have great dietary fiber and are good for us, but do you know how good they are?
Apples help improve neurological health. Apples contain quercetin which helps reduce the loss of cells from oxidation and inflammation of neurons. Apple juice has acetylcholine which can help improve memory loss. They can help lower your LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk for diabetes, and helps with good gut bacteria. As if that’s not enough, apples contain vitamin C, B complex, and phytonutrients, and minerals.
And just look at how delicious these easy apple buns are! Layers of delicious dough with a hint of brown sugar and cinnamon highlight the super sweet apples. You can use crescent dough sheets, the crescents themselves, or even puff pastry to make these easy buns. It’s all about what you have on hand! While I have puff pastry, it hadn’t taken it out of the freezer. A rummage through the fridge and I came across the crescent dough sheet. PERFECT!
I whipped these up while cooking up some hamburger. I was making my husband’s favorite hamburger pie at the same time. I still can’t believe I haven’t shared this on the blog yet. We make it all the time! I should change that.
I will be making these all the time, too. They’re super simple to whip up any time. And you can make them with basically any pastry dough you have on hand. With any apples you have on hand. Just, whatever you have on hand! How easy is that?
- 1 apple, peeled and cored
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 sheet crescent dough
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Slice the apple into 5 slices.
- Unroll the crescent dough out onto your work surface.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the crescent dough.
- Carefully slice the dough into 10 strips.
- Place one apple slice onto a strip of crescent dough. Carefully roll the apple slice with the dough. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silpat sheet.
- Bake the buns at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
- Cool slightly before serving.
Fall Apple Recipess
- Apple Cider Old Fashion by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Apple Coffee Cake by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Baked Pork Chops and Apples by That Recipe
- Easy Apple Buns by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Glazed Apple Pie Bars by Art of Natural Living
- Pork and Apple Kebabs by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Sourdough Apple Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories