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Apple Pinwheels Recipe

Apple Pinwheels Recipe

In Scottsdale, Arizona, Christine Campos swirls convenient crescent roll dough with a spiced apple filling for homemade appeal. "The apple flavor is simply wonderful," she reports. "For an extra-special touch, drizzle the rolls with a confectioners' sugar glaze."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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tillmandee User ID: 1703943 216474
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Maybe refrigerate the roll ups before slicing?"

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 81735
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"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!!!!"

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SDawsonH User ID: 4778352 46388
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"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!"

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tntma User ID: 5674210 81734
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"They do make a seamless crescent roll dough now, this may help with some of the "leaking" problems."

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angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 52400
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"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."

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craftycas User ID: 1680374 23436
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"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."

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mule.rider User ID: 1755383 52898
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"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!"

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Mrs Hall User ID: 3584805 23432
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"

The after picture is a little better than the before one - so thought I'd send it along too ;-)
"

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Mrs Hall User ID: 3584805 47305
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"

I made these during morning Thanksgiving time and it was wonderful! We ate them warm and they were just great! The think I had trouble with was keeping them in a nice roll/ Mine didn't look quite so pretty - they were just kind of shaped (?) onto the pan - still tasted good, I just didn't try putting them on my stand I had intended to use ;-)- may hae let my apples sit too long? They were quite juicy when I poured them over the dough?
"

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drichardson4351 User ID: 1139948 22417
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"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"

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BGJ66 User ID: 630295 47304
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"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."

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Casaletto User ID: 1528599 28281
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2008

"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"

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deljac User ID: 2897150 52884
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2008

"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."

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duchessofmalta User ID: 3489948 81733
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"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. :)"

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Betty D. User ID: 2905202 28210
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"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."

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twynstra User ID: 46476 52879
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"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"

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nana helen User ID: 909186 23707
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"very easy to make , really tasty ,economical, fast and dee-licious, used for breakfast treat."

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ccafloyd User ID: 2179209 52399
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"Real easy to make, my husband and I really enjoyed it. I make a cream cheese icing for mine."

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Pete2 User ID: 2698506 46386
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"I had trouble keeping them together, too. As a result, they looked like hell...but tasted great!"

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chefjoy User ID: 2856987 52877
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"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"

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karoline7 User ID: 2364323 28208
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"This is a great recipe. I only have one idea, instead of water use Mountain Dew Soda. It is wonderful! Carol"

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slpslp User ID: 289454 52396
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"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."

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go4th User ID: 3500784 202685
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"I made them with fresh canned

apples and the neighbors really
liked the!!
brenda"

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ljackson User ID: 1382799 52393
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"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."

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jaltheide User ID: 1259627 51421
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"Very simple to make. Took it to work and the guys LOVED IT!!!!"

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babasta824 User ID: 2415704 28269
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"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"

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spero5 User ID: 3193249 52873
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"The changes I made were to use 1/2 half brown & 1/2 granulated

sugar. Family thought these were
very good and commented how much
the tast was like apple pie. Most
definitely do againers!"

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msmini User ID: 1899545 22064
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"Yummie !!! Soft and tender; my husband loved the powdered sugar glaze I drizzled on top."

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vc_gal User ID: 3172060 17148
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"i loved the apples and very easy to make,i think i will make it for Thanksgiving"

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Laurie Poach User ID: 1657080 52392
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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grandmajean56 User ID: 162083 81728
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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765432 User ID: 2930493 48774
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"I halved this receipe and it came out flat. Tasted good but probably wouldn't make it again."

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canuck70 User ID: 3377825 46330
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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 !!!"

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redram37 User ID: 244092 81727
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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redram37 User ID: 244092 51091
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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okm User ID: 2876197 23431
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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"

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klh753 User ID: 913232 46328
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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cathyray User ID: 2349082 48773
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"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."

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amywood20 User ID: 1368931 23430
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"I thought it was good except it had too much of a buttery taste. I think less syrup would make it just right."

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duchessofmalta User ID: 3489948 28206
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

"That's what I'm going to do - use a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.

going to make these tonight!"

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TheDix User ID: 607421 46327
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

"What is apple pie spice? Is it a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves, or what?

Dixie"

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mom2-5 User ID: 3523740 81725
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2008

"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!!! "

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speedyqltr User ID: 3524914 59913
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"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 cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground ginger
Once mixed, store tightly in a spice container."

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sauceen User ID: 1625029 47303
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"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?????"

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Brinn User ID: 1075595 52391
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"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."

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sthrshr User ID: 2451626 28250
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Can this recipe be frozen? If so, would it be frozen before baking?"

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Suz1229 User ID: 3092634 46326
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"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"

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enns User ID: 2991213 28204
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Splenda can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar.  It should work out ok."

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csschmidt User ID: 238882 46325
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Could Splenda be used in this? My mom is a diabetic and that might take it down to something she can eat."

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kentuckmn User ID: 38203 48767
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Pecans would really add to this recipe like Carollizc indicated. Yum, can't wait to try it!"

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Carollizc User ID: 2124672 23706
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"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."

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brooksshaver User ID: 2783268 22402
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"It's the water, butter and sugar that you heated and set aside in the first step."

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dbarroso User ID: 2703542 46324
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"read the directions"

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janejoslin User ID: 1530778 17146
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Where does the "reserved syrup" come from?"

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