Crisscross Apple Crowns Recipe
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Crisscross Apple Crowns Recipe

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Wake ’em up on chilly mornings with the tempting aroma of apples and cinnamon filling the house. “I love making these for breakfast. They’re different and so easy.” —Teresa Morris, Laurel, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 333 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the apples, walnuts, raisins, 3 tablespoons sugar, flour, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until almost tender.
  2. Flatten each biscuit into a 5-in. circle. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle a rounded teaspoonful of sugar mixture over each. Top each with 1/4 cup apple mixture. Bring up edges to enclose mixture; pinch edges to seal.
  3. Place seam side down in ungreased muffin cups. Brush tops with butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. With a sharp knife, cut an “X” in the top of each.
  4. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crisscross Apple Crowns in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p20

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Very good recipe. I doubled the amount of filling and had 1/4 cup of mixture for each muffin. My family love it."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Really attractive and easy to make. I added a little orange zest and can't wait to make for the next family get together."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Everyone was so impressed with these treats and they were so easy to make!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"These were super easy to make and delish! I am a disaster in the kitch and these still came out fabulous. Making them for my new office Xmas party. Wish me luck!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"We love these and make them with homemade whole wheat biscuits. Other than that our family likes the amount of filling."

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