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    Spicy Apple Twists (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

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    Total Time:

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

    DuChick's Note:

    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!

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 425.
    2. 2
      Cut each apple into 8 wedges.
    3. 3
      Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.
    4. 4
      In a medium bowl, blend flour and salt.
    5. 5
      Using pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle flour mixture with water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with fork until dough is just moist enough to hold together.
    7. 7
      Shape dough into ball.
    8. 8
      On floured surface, roll dough lightly from cener to edge into 12 inch square.
    9. 9
      Spread with 1 tablespoon softened margarine.
    10. 10
      Fold 2 sides to center.
    11. 11
      Roll to 16 x 10 inch rectangle.
    12. 12
      Cut crosswise into 16 (10 inch) strips.
    13. 13
      Wrap 1 strip around each apple wedge.
    14. 14
      Place 1/2 inch apart in ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan.
    15. 15
      Brush each wrapped apple wedge with melted margarine.
    16. 16
      In small bowl, blend sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over wrapped apples.
    17. 17
      Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
    18. 18
      Pour water into pan.
    19. 19
      Bake an additional 12-17 minutes or until golden brown.
    20. 20
      Spoon sauce in pan over twists.
    21. 21
      Serve warm or cool, plain or with whipped cream.
    22. 22
      *If using self rising flour, omit salt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 29, 2009


      Got this recipe years ago from my mom (we're from Ohio and she's probably had it since 1958!!!) To make these in a hurry we use Pillsbury pie crusts and roll them out to the desired size. My dad always called these "Dainty Delicacies" and to this day that is how I think of them!!

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    • on April 03, 2008


      Wow, these are out of this world! The pastry covering has the right amount of crispness and the apples inside were soft but not mushy. I wondered if putting water in the pan would make the bottom of the twists soggy, but it did not. (Be sure to use all of the dry cinnamon-sugar mix. There will be quite a bit left over after sprinkling the pastries, but I put the rest around the twists. This is what made the fantastic syrup!!) After the twists were done, I spooned the syrup on the bottom of the pan over each twist. Thanks, DuChick, these are easy to make and so very, very good.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Apple Twists (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

    Serving Size: 1 (302 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 676.9
    Calories from Fat 363
    Total Fat 40.4 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 460.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 36.1 g
    Protein 5.3 g

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