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Country Apple Coffee Cake

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1984

This winning coffee cake has the classic apple and cinnamon flavors everyone loves!

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1984.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.


For the Coffee Cake

  • 2 Tablespoons LAND O LAKES Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup chopped peeled apples
  • 1 can (12 ounces) Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Layers refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/3 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon whiskey, if desired
  • 1 LAND O LAKES Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Fisher Chef's Naturals Pecan Halves or Pieces

For the Glaze

  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 2 Teaspoon milk


For the Coffee Cake

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using 1 tablespoon of the butter, generously grease 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch square pan.

Spread 1 cup of the apples in pan. 

Separate dough into 10 biscuits.

Cut each into quarters.

Arrange biscuit pieces, points up, over apples.

Top with remaining 1/2 cup apples. 

In small bowl, mix remaining 1 tablespoon butter, the brown sugar, cinnamon, corn syrup, whiskey and egg; beat 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is partially dissolved.

Stir in pecans.

Spoon over biscuit pieces and apples.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Cool 5 minutes.

If desired remove from pan.

For the Glaze

In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency.

Drizzle over warm cake.

Serve warm or cool.

Cover and refrigerate any remaining coffee cake.