Quick Cranberry Apple Dessert (Pillsbury Winner)

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Recipe by DuChick

Credit for this recipe goes to Marie Balhiser of Oregon who entered it in the 1976 Bake-Off. The sweet apples pair up with the tang of cranberries for a wonderful filling that's topped with flaky biscuits. Mmmm.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Fruit Mixture

  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 12 cup chopped nuts, if desired (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping

  • 1 (12 ounce) canpillsbury golden layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 14 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. In large saucepan, combine apples, cranberries and water; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1/2 cup nuts, cornstarch, salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Stir into apple mixture; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  6. Separate dough into 10 biscuits.
  7. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers.
  8. In another small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  9. Dip one side of each biscuit in melted butter, then in sugar mixture.
  10. Arrange biscuits, sugared side up, over hot apple mixture, overlapping to make 2 rows.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts.
  12. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  13. If desired, serve warm with cream or ice cream.

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