Dawn Bitz from Grasshaven Outdoor shows us how to make an Apple bites with homemade pecan butter.
Apple bites with homemade pecan butter
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 roll of refrigerated crescent rolls
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup chopped roasted pecans
1⁄2-1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; reserve 1 tablespoon. On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent rolls. Brush each triangle with 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
Peel and cut each apple into eight wedges; wrap one strip of pastry around each wedge, placing sugared side of pastry against the apple.
Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining butter; sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture. Bake 13-15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm.
Add cooled, roasted pecans to food processor and blend on HIGH until finely ground, 2-3 minutes. Add vegetable oil 1/2 tablespoons at a time and continue to blend until butter reaches desired consistency. Add salt to taste.
Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge usually, 1 to 2 months
To roast pecans:
Place pecans on a greased cookie sheet in preheated 350 degree oven. Spread them out in a thin layer to roast evenly. Roast for 5 minutes, stir, then roast for another 5 minutes until you can smell them. Be careful not to scorch. Transfer to a plate for cooling.AlertMe