Apple Pinwheels Recipe
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
- 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
- 3 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1. In a saucepan, combine water, butter and 1 cup sugar; cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- 2. Unroll each tube of crescent roll dough into a rectangle; seal seams and perforations.
- 3. Combine the apples, pie spice and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut into 1-in. rolls; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 1-in. baking dish. Pour syrup over rolls.
- 4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 2 dozen.
1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Reviews for Apple Pinwheels
"Maybe refrigerate the roll ups before slicing?"
"these are AWESOME!! mine turned out like the pic too and i agree with SDawsonH they need a scoop of icecream. MMMMM they are delicious!!! what a hit!! and i baked them a full 25 min. u dont want to over bake them but definitely not UNDER BAKE either!!!!"
"This was extremely easy to make...the time listed is correct; no more than 20 minutes to assemble, so it is great for a quick treat. This turned out great for me and a nice desert for a dinner party if plated (might I suggest a scoop of vanilla ice cream?!?). Or, think about this as an option for a brunch? This would be a hit!"
"They do make a seamless crescent roll dough now, this may help with some of the "leaking" problems."
"Didn't have any of the problems others complained about. They came out just like the photo...wonderfully light and crispy on top, nicely apple pie flavored. I did think they were sweet enough that they might make a better dessert than breakfast, which is what I served them for. Oh, and I added 1/2 c. pecans to apple filling."
"I made these for Christmas morning. They were ok, but not a favorite. Too much syrup and they fell apart when you tried to take them off the pan. Maybe I had a bum batch of crescent rolls, but the rolls did not puff up like in the picture; they stayed quite flat. I don't think I'll be making these again."
"The grandkids loved them - of course they're full of sugar. Next time, I'll try my own sweet bread recipe as the dinner roll dough wasn't thick enough, at least mine didn't turn out like the picture used with the recipe. Great filling, though!"
"My family enjoyed this treat. I cut up the apples and mixed the sugar and pie spices first. This let the sugar and spices dissolve into a thin syrup with the apples. As I prepared the crescent rolls, which were another matter, I may use an egg wash to help seal the seams. All in all, They were a hit at our house!! M.L. Richardson"
"I would not make this again. Do not let the dough come to room temperature...it sticks to everything and hard to roll up. The sugar syrup crystalizes too quickly into a HARD candy in the oven- made it difficult to take out of pan. Pillsbury dough just doesn't taste as good as a sweet bread dough recipe."
"Excellent recipe, and easy. I substituted Splenda for most of the sugar, altho I drizzled some confectioners sugar mixed with water over the tops after baking. Everyone loved these - especially when warm! - Kathy"
"Mine didn't turn out as pretty as the picture but very good.. I used splenda(husband diabetic) and added a few pecans..Super good.. J.M."
"I really didn't do a good job with this recipe - the crescents didn't puff out, I might have used the wrong pan ... I didn't even let my boyfriend eat it. But I think it's a good recipe in theory. :)"
"I made the Apple Pinwheels recipe for our overnight guests. The pinwheels were not only delicious but very pretty for our breakfast dessert. A great way to use some of our bountiful apple crop. Betty D."
"Excelent and more excelent Wow it is Sooooooo good.Will make it again many times,but will try next time to cut the sugar in half and see if it would change anything, Ena K"
"very easy to make , really tasty ,economical, fast and dee-licious, used for breakfast treat."
"Real easy to make, my husband and I really enjoyed it. I make a cream cheese icing for mine."
"I had trouble keeping them together, too. As a result, they looked like hell...but tasted great!"
"I made the Apple Pinwheels. One problem with the cressent rolls though, they kept coming apart. Eventually I got them to stay together. However, the pinwheels were delicious. Joyce"
"This is a great recipe. I only have one idea, instead of water use Mountain Dew Soda. It is wonderful! Carol"
"I liked these, but it was important to sprinkle the sugar on the apples, then roll them ASAP. If one doesn't they become watery and difficult to roll and cut. I also would use less syrup over the top. I will make these again, however I may try it with regular bread dough (like a cinn. roll) or with less syrup. Finely chopped walnuts were a good addition."
"I made them with fresh cannedapples and the neighbors reallyliked the!!brenda"
"The Apple Pinwheels was very good. I enjoyed it best warmed. However, I think I would halved the sugar, butter, and water mixture that was poured over top. After sitting for a day, it was way too sweet. I will definately make this again."
"Very simple to make. Took it to work and the guys LOVED IT!!!!"
"Made these for company and they loved them. So easy to make and so very tasty. Of course I gave out the recipie. They would also be great for breakfast. bga"
"The changes I made were to use 1/2 half brown & 1/2 granulatedsugar. Family thought these werevery good and commented how muchthe tast was like apple pie. Mostdefinitely do againers!"
"Yummie !!! Soft and tender; my husband loved the powdered sugar glaze I drizzled on top."
"i loved the apples and very easy to make,i think i will make it for Thanksgiving"
"I never got my mom's apple biscuit recipe. She just through it together. I've been trying to remember it and this recipe came very close, including the syrup that was put over her biscuits. Thanks for the recipe and the memories."
"I made these last night and will definitely make them again. They disappeared in no time and everyone was looking for more. I didn't roll them correctly but no one cared because they were so good. I'm going to try it next time with my own dough."
"I halved this receipe and it came out flat. Tasted good but probably wouldn't make it again."
"I made these with one of my granddaughters on the weekend. Used my own dough and didn't chop the apples fine enough....but very yummy and a great recipe for kids !!!"
"a. They didn't last long with my son & his kids. b. I, also, added a 1/2 c. chopped pecans walnuts would do,too). Really Yummy. Not a usual Australian dish. As we don't have the 'Crescent Rolls' in our grocery fridge---I made the yeast bread, with butter, by hand."
"a. They didn't last long with my son & his kids. b. I, also, added a 1/2 c. chopped pecans walnuts would do,too). Really Yummy. Not a usual Australian dish."
"Yes I sure did make them they were delish... I just should of cut them a bit thicker as some fell apart on me but easy and so good"
"It was delicious but next time I think I will roll the dough into a ball and then roll it out into a rectangle. I too had a hard time rolling it because the filling came out the seams. I am going to try it with just one pack of crescent rolls for just the two of us. I served it to guests and it was a hit."
"These tasted very good--but only one roll hardly makes a serving.I found them easy until I had to try and pinch and roll the crescent roll dough. The sugary apple filling popped the seams and leaked through. I'll probably make them again."
"I thought it was good except it had too much of a buttery taste. I think less syrup would make it just right."
"That's what I'm going to do - use a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.going to make these tonight!"
"What is apple pie spice? Is it a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves, or what?Dixie"
"I would use Splenda with the apples and then for the glaze, maybe reduce down some unsweetended apple juice (adding Splenda to taste if necessary). I would also use the reduced fat crescent rolls. This recipes sounds really yummy!!! "
"I didn't know what "Apple Pie Spice" was as I've never heard of being able to buy that ready mixed before (I'm in Canada) so I looked it up online.Here are the ingredients to make "Apple Pie Spice" and it makes about ¼ cup:¼ cup cinnamon2 tsp ground nutmeg1 tsp allspice1 tsp ground gingerOnce mixed, store tightly in a spice container."
"hi all!!!!does this sound just out of this world or what??!!as for splenda,yes use it!!!as for the liquid you poor over simply use the splenda there also,well on second thought maybe not,you are going for a glaze effect...plus it also soaks in the rolls..tell you what,i am going to call slenda's 800#tomorrow and ask about it.even if we use it,the glaze will not be there..oh my,this is a situation is it not???and i have no doubt would freeze well...got to think more on this,i will post tommorrow sometime on it.anyone out there smarter than us?????"
"I too would like to know if this can be frozen and if I could use splenda blend for baking in place of the straight sugar."
"Can this recipe be frozen? If so, would it be frozen before baking?"
"tednan, I'm diabetic and if I made this recipe for Apple Pinwheels, I would just leave off the glaze which has 1 cup of sugar in it and substitute Splenda for the 1/3 cup in the recipe. The apples are sweet enough that it shouldn't hurt the recipe. For most regular recipes, I'll halve the sugar and do half Splenda. They usually turn out fine.Suz"
"Splenda can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. It should work out ok."
"Could Splenda be used in this? My mom is a diabetic and that might take it down to something she can eat."
"Pecans would really add to this recipe like Carollizc indicated. Yum, can't wait to try it!"
"I'm going to try this using Splenda instead of the sugar. I think it'll be a great breakfast for Christmas morning when the kids are running around - easy to assemble, easy to eat. I think I'll also add some chopped hazelnuts or pecans to it."
"It's the water, butter and sugar that you heated and set aside in the first step."
"read the directions"
"Where does the "reserved syrup" come from?"