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Crisscross Apple Crowns Recipe

Crisscross Apple Crowns Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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:"

bwgrygier User ID: 1377305 212021
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"Simple to make...delicious to eat.Great accompaniment to pork dinner."

dstampp User ID: 2798988 193164
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"These were amazing!! They are like mini apple pies! Very tasy and easy to make. This recipe is going in the favorites."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 190687
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Delicious! Nothing in them was hard, but it was a bit time consuming to peel and chop the apples and then to flatten out the rolls. I used the store brand Grands."

mcbutler23 User ID: 5367808 192858
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"I personally thought these were a little doughy and there was not enough filling to put 1/4 in all 8. I would probably double the filling next time. These are great every once in a while because they are really high in calories, fat and sugar!"

jenilovesdaisies User ID: 532785 175589
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"These are fabulous!"

twogranny User ID: 225160 192855
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"easy and fun to share with family and coworkers!"

lward0906 User ID: 4908444 130835
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"These are wonderful! It takes a little time to chop the apples so sometimes I put the filling together the night before. Then the next morning just microwave and continue on with the instructions. I also make a simple powdered sugar, milk, vanilla 'frosting' and drizzle over tops. Everyone loves them and not just for breakfast!"

lekesel User ID: 5357265 193163
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"This was perfect for a rainy Sunday morning! They made the entire house smell so good that my husband actually got out of bed to see what I was making. They made great to-go breakfasts for the next couple of days, we just re-heated in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoyed. Everyone at the office was jealous of such a pretty, delicious treat."

nyprmom1 User ID: 4073984 121147
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"Delicious and easy recipe!!  Instead of using 3 tbs. of sugar for the apple mixture, I used 2 tbs. white sugar and 1 tbs. brown sugar.  It really enhanced the flavor."

kkparsons User ID: 3004190 212020
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"These were easy and delicious! I made them for company and everyone loved them. I might increase the filling a little bit next time."

pamurray1 User ID: 5429823 192853
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful and very easy. I would not make any changes to the recipe. I used the Pillsbury grands."

fiddle-dee User ID: 1467753 189719
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"I'll try one more time. Crisscross did not open! Did not have 1/4 c. apple mixture to put in center. Mistake in recipe??? I used about 1/8 c. in center. (You'd have to have 2 whole cups of apples to allow 1/4 c. filling in each!)"

slvrscren User ID: 3585008 212019
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Slightly doughy. I did like the tartness and the snap of the apple. Would modify this next time"

jnelly User ID: 4856242 111965
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"These are amazing warm out of the oven and very easy to make!"

nyprmom1 User ID: 4073984 189718
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"I love quick and easy recipes like this one! I used Pillsbury Grands...they were delicious!! My family loved them. I used 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tbsp. brown sugar in the apple mixture instead of 3 tbsp. regular sugar and increased cinnamon to 1 tsp. Fabulous!!"

Kathie 43 User ID: 170795 191939
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"These are great! I used Grand Jr. tube biscuits which made 10 instead of 8 and they turned out just like the picture."

cookin&bookin User ID: 5336775 148479
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"My family loves this recipe. They are great for making ahead and serving for breakfast when everyone is in a hurry."

cousincarol User ID: 265358 190685
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"These were very good and I would make again but use just a little less cinnamon."

Pianonion9 User ID: 2883069 123067
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"I used Pillsbury "Grands". Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!! So easy and fast to make --I love recipes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are the tongue!"

Cakelady66 User ID: 2662530 114180
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"Very good but a little doughy."

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