Spicy Apple Twists

These miniature pastries are a lighter version of old-fashioned apple dumplings.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Twists

2
large baking apples, peeled, cored
1 1/2
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose, Unbleached or Self Rising Flour*
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
4
to 6 tablespoons cold water
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened

Topping

1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1
cup water
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Cut each apple into 8 wedges. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, blend flour and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle flour mixture with water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with fork until dough is just moist enough to hold together. Shape dough into ball.
  • 2 On floured surface, roll dough lightly from center to edge into 12-inch square. Spread with 1 tablespoon softened margarine. Fold 2 sides to center. Roll to 16x10-inch rectangle. Cut crosswise into 16 (10-inch) strips. Wrap 1 strip around each apple wedge. Place 1/2 inch apart in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 3 Brush each wrapped apple wedge with melted margarine. In small bowl, blend sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over wrapped apples.
  • 4 Bake at 425°F. for 20 minutes. Pour water into pan. Bake an additional 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon sauce in pan over twists. Serve warm or cool, plain or with whipped cream.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Twist
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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