Sunday, March 11, 2012

Un-Fried Apple Pies

So tonight we were looking for a light but tasty dessert. Last fall we dried a large amount of apples so I knew we could try to make some fried apple pies, but I thought I would put a spin on the classic. This recipe is made with the southern staple, crescent rolls, and reducing the fat by baking the desserts.

Ingredients:                   Preheat Oven Temperature: 350 degrees
1 1/2 Cups Dried Apples
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Margarine
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 8-count package Crescent Rolls

Combine all ingredients, except crescent rolls, in a small pot over medium heat.
Simmer for 5 minutes or until the syrup thickens and apples become tender.
Warning: Watch the pot closely! Stir frequently to prevent sticking. 
While the apples simmer, unroll the crescent rolls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Seal the seam between sets of crescents to form 4 rectangles instead of 8 triangles.

Allow the apples to cool slightly and then place 1 1/2 tablespoons of
filling on each dough segment.
Spread the filling into a thin line across the center of the dough.

Gently fold dough over filling to form long pouches.

Bake the pies in a preheated oven for  10-12 minutes or until golden.
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.
For extra flavor, drizzle with caramel sauce.

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