Quick Cranberry Apple Dessert (Pillsbury Winner)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

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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