Recipe by DuChick
This was the 1958 Grand Prize Winner in the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Kudos goes to Dorothy DeVault of Ohio who created it. It's described as a miniature pastry-a lighter version of old fashioned apple dumplings. It would look divine served in a single serving glass dessert dish topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry!
Top Review by steffmandarino
I think there is an error in the recipe. In order to not burn the sauce, I think the pastries should bake in a 425 degree oven for only 10 minutes, then add the water and reduce the heat to 350, and bake for an additional 20 minutes. I followed the recipe as written and the sugar started burning at 12 minutes in-- ruined, as is my pan. In addition, I would toss the apples in the cinnamon sugar before wrapping, then sprinkle the rest on top. With these changes I think the spicy apple twists would come out like the photo, and would live up to their name.
- 2 large baking apples, peeled and cored
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour or 1 1⁄2 cups self-rising flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 4 -6 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon margarine or 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup margarine or 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup water
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 425.
- Cut each apple into 8 wedges.
- Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.
- In a medium bowl, blend flour and salt.
- Using pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle flour mixture with water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with fork until dough is just moist enough to hold together.
- Shape dough into ball.
- On floured surface, roll dough lightly from cener to edge into 12 inch square.
- Spread with 1 tablespoon softened margarine.
- Fold 2 sides to center.
- Roll to 16 x 10 inch rectangle.
- Cut crosswise into 16 (10 inch) strips.
- Wrap 1 strip around each apple wedge.
- Place 1/2 inch apart in ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Brush each wrapped apple wedge with melted margarine.
- In small bowl, blend sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over wrapped apples.
- Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
- Pour water into pan.
- Bake an additional 12-17 minutes or until golden brown.
- Spoon sauce in pan over twists.
- Serve warm or cool, plain or with whipped cream.
- *If using self rising flour, omit salt.