Apple Pinwheels

Apple Pinwheels
Staff Writer
Apple Pinwheels

Taste of Home

Apple Pinwheels

Serve these apple pinwheels for breakfast, or serve them à la mode and turn them into a quick dessert. Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • Two 8-ounce tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3 cups peeled and finely chopped tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Cooking spray, for greasing

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, and 1 cup of the sugar. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Unroll each tube of crescent roll dough into a rectangle; seal the seams and perforations. Combine the apples, pie spice, and remaining sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over the dough to within 1 inch of the edges. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side, and cut into 1-inch rolls. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and place the rolls inside. Pour the syrup over rolls.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. 

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.