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Crisscross Apple Crowns

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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  • kity910
    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
    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.

  • best of home cooks
    Feb 23, 2013

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  • JessBella6
    Sep 29, 2012

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

  • Alicia_Nichelle
    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
    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
    Sep 27, 2011

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

  • jenilovesdaisies
    Jul 23, 2011

    My family and I love these!

  • Blue Iris
    Jul 15, 2011

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

  • misscleocat
    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!!!