Country French Apple Crescent Casserole
Favorite apple-dumpling flavors are baked in a sweet casserole, sauce and all!
Prep: 25 min | Bake: 38 min | Yield: 8 servings
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
- 1 large apple, peeled, cut into 8 slices
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon almond extract or amaretto
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon; mix well.
- Separate dough into 8 triangles; sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over each. Gently press sugar mixture into each triangle, flattening each slightly.
- Place apple slice on shortest side of each triangle; tuck in edges around apple slice. Roll up, starting at shortest side and rolling to opposite point. Seal all seams. Place point side down in ungreased 9-inch round baking dish or pie pan, placing long side of 7 filled crescents around outside edge of dish and 1 in center.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove baking dish from oven.
- In small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Spoon sauce evenly over partially baked rolls. Sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon.
- Return to oven; bake an additional 13 to 18 minutes or until deep golden brown. If necessary, cover with foil during last 5 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
- Serve warm.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Per serving: Calories 280 Calories from Fat 140 Total Fat 15g 23% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 45mg 15% Sodium 230mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 32g 11% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 21g 21% Protein 4g 4%
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% Iron 6%
Exchanges:1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photo used with permission from:
Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990 - Sharon Richardson, Dallas, Texas