Spicy Apple Twists (Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner)

Recipe by DuChick
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 16 twists




  • 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.