Pazazz™ Apples sponsored this post and inspired me to make this New Year’s Eve snack.
While we stay home on New Year’s Eve with the kids, we do try to make it a party. We typically make a bunch of appetizers and pick on them through the night.
This year we decided to let the kids each have a say in the menu. We think it will be a fun tradition to make one thing each of us loves. And with any luck, the menu will change yearly. Although, I have a feeling my 4-year-old will be picking chicken nuggets for a while! 🤣
The food will be bite-size so we do not need to use a fork.
Here’s what everyone has picked:
- Popcorn Chicken
- Sushi (ambitious, I know!)
- Pigs in a Blanket
- Antipasto Skewers
A diverse menu, but one that suits everyone’s palette at this moment in time. For my personal choice, I decided to take on dessert. I love apple pie so instead of making an actual pie, I came up with a finger food type recipe; Apple Pie Crescents!
This finger food dessert has all the flavors of a warm, apple pie. But, one you can hold in your hand. The best part, you don’t need to peel and chop as many apples as a standard pie either, since a little goes a long way here.
For this recipe, I used Pazazz™ Apples. Next time you’re at Stop and Shop, check them out! They’re a new apple cultivated from a Honeycrisp, but have their own unique flavor.
Pazazz apples are crunchy, sweet, and a little bit tart, perfect for this New Year’s Eve dessert. They’re also great to eat raw in salads or with cheese.
- 2 apples peeled, cored and diced
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup of sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 cans of store bought crescent rolls
- Using a large saute pan, add unsalted butter, apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice and vanilla and bring to a simmer on medium high heat. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and allow the apple mixture to cool. Set aside.
- Follow the directions on your store-bought crescent roll package.
- Unroll each triangle within the package and place 1 tbsp of filling at the bottom of the triangle.
- Roll from the wide part toward the thin part of the triangle.
- Curl ends of the dough to shape a crescent.
- Bake for 10-12 in a 375 degree oven.
- Sprinkle top of crescents with powdered sugar.
This recipe makes 16 crescents, using two rolls of store-bought dough. It can be easily cut in half, using one can of crescents and 1 Pazazz apple. But, my kids gobbled up so many, I would have never been able to make just eight for the six of us!
I made extra of this filling because I thought it would be great in crepes. My kids love those, too!
As the folks behind this unique apple say, “Life is best lived with Pazazz.” This recipe could be a fun way to start a new year. Cheers to you all and I hope you have a special night celebrating with your family and friends!