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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kity910 User ID: 1577561 121152
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."

hershaw User ID: 5202910 193166
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."

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 121149
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

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

Alicia_Nichelle User ID: 4868471 191943
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!"

lisbethpink User ID: 3439719 189720
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."

vhoff1384 User ID: 4947751 111984
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"So easy (true for once) and what a reward for such simplicity :)"

jenilovesdaisies User ID: 532785 111983
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"My family and I love these!"

Blue Iris User ID: 4834377 191941
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"Great Taste! Delicious, however, the recipe amounts made 5 "muffins" but absolutely delicious."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 190689
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Thanks to all that left comments. I was able to adjust the recipe so that it was just right. I baked 375 degrees for 25 minutes so that they were not doughy, increased the filling amount and used some brown sugar in place of the white sugar and they came out supreme. My husband took them to his coffee club in the morning and received excellent reviews. To everyone out there, please continue to comment and rate recipes as it helps everyone else along the way!!!"

Staceface81 User ID: 501331 111982
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"These are AMAZING!!!! I've made them several times now and they're always a huge hit! I did a step-by-step tutorial on my website:"

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