Criss Cross Apple Crowns
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 17.3 oz. pkg. grand-size flaky/buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 10.2 oz. pkg. grand-size flaky/buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits)
  • 1 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
  • Vanilla Ice cream or Cool Whip, optional
  • Caramel ice cream topping, optional
  1. Heat oven to 350. Peel, core and slice apples. Place apples, walnuts,
  2. raisins, flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Microwave apple mixture on high 3 minutes or until hot. Mix well. Separate 12
  4. biscuits and place on cutting board. Roll each biscuit into a 5” disk, flouring
  5. dough as needed. Arrange biscuits in a single layer on clean, flat surface.
  6. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mixture over
  7. biscuits. Divide apple mixture evenly over center of each biscuit; gather up
  8. edges over filling, pinching to seal. Microwave butter about 15 seconds or
  9. until melted.
  10. Holding each biscuit at sealed end, dip each biscuit into butter, then in
  11. remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place biscuits, seam side down, into muffin
  12. pan. Do not press down into cup! Using a serrated bread knife, cut through
  13. top of each biscuit, making a crisscross pattern. Bake 25-30 minutes or
  14. until golden brown. Remove from pan. If desired, serve with a scoop of vanilla
  15. ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.