Peel and core and dice them up into little squares and then saute them in a little butter and cinnamon and brown sugar until they are nice and soft. Now pop that crescent roll tube open (and side note: why did they stop letting us whack it on the side of the counter to open it? Remember that? Now we are supposed to press a spoon to the seam to open it, and I’m sorry but that is nowhere NEARLY as satisfying).
Separate the crescent roll dough into little triangles and pop a spoonful of apple mixture at the wide end. Roll it up carefully, making sure that none of the apple filling is peeking out, and press the sides to seal it up. Now put the little apple pies on a baking sheet lined with foil and cook them until they are just golden brown, about 10 minutes or so.
This next part is the hardest…let them cool a little bit on a wire rack. Your kitchen is going to smell like apple pie while you are waiting, and I’m here to tell you that’s not going to make the waiting any easier. Once they are cool enough to handle, shake some confectioner’s sugar on top (I like to do this by putting the sugar in a fine mesh strainer and tapping the side of it – works perfectly as a sugar shaker!) and then those little apple pies are all yours! Or you can share. Or not. I leave that part up to you!