2 Quick and Yummy Apple Desserts!

Since apples are in major abundance right now, we seem to have a lot of them. So, I have been playing around with making some desserts.

Sometimes I am in the mood to do the full "from scratch" thing. But, sometimes, I just want to whip up something simple. So, these two recipes I put together are "cooking hacks" because I used a couple of pre-made products.

Last month, I got quite a bit of the Pillsbury refrigerator biscuits and crescents for little to nothing (big sale & lots of coupons!). So, I played around and made a couple of desserts.

The first one I used the crescents.

Here are the other ingredients:

6 Jonathon apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 T softened butter
1 T flour

Mix all together.
**I wish I would have chopped the apples a lot smaller than what I did. So, I would recommend cutting the apple pieces very small.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Unroll the crescents and smash them down just a little. Put a good T of mixture on the crescent and roll up. I tried to pinch some of the edges the best I could so the filling wouldn't all seep out during baking. Bake for about 20 minutes. They didn't come out real pretty but, OMG! They tasted so rich and buttery!!

Here is a picture:

Since I only used half of the mixture, I grabbed a can of the Grand biscuits and cut them like you make monkey bread (each biscuit cut into 4 pieces)

I rolled each piece in a cinnamon/sugar mix and put them into a round cake pan (sprayed). The one can makes just the right amount to fill the entire pan (you do a little squishing along the way).

Once the pan was filled with the biscuit quarters rolled in the cinnamon sugar, I just dumped the rest of the apple mixture on top and spread it around. I put the pan in the already heated 400 degree oven. Baked for about 25 minutes.

WE can't decide which one we like better! I have a feeling I will be receiving requests for both of them from the Hubs in the future!

Here is a picture of the "Apple Monkey Bread"-

I put the bread back in the oven after the one picture above because I had followed the time from the package of biscuits. They weren't fully cooked so, back in the oven for another 10 minutes and they came out great. The bottom of the biscuits almost creates a caramelized crust. YUM!!

A little coffee and dessert and we were happy campers! LOL

The coffee mugs, plates and pumpkin votive holders, which make very nice spoon rests, were all from the dollar store. The basket tray was from a yard sale a few week ago, $2.00, the cream and sugar dishes were from The Home Goods store years ago (clearanced because of a chip, so I paid $1.29 for the set) and the napkins were recently purchased at Walmart in the clearance aisle for $1.00 (a pair).

This post will be linked to these great food parties:

"Tempt My Tummy Tuesday" at Blessed with Grace

"Tasty Tuesday" at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

"Tuesdays at the Table" at All the Small Stuff

"Foodie Friday" at Designs by Gollum

"Friday Food" at Momtrends

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  1. Love your mosaic! The desserts look YUM...especially that monkey bread :)


  2. YUMMY!!! monkey bread with apples sounds so YUMMY!!! YUMMY!!! is the word for today on this YUMMY!!! recipe. THANKS!!! for sharing.

  3. Love the apple monkey bread idea!! Thanks for both recipes.

  4. Both of these look good, I am enjoying apple desserts this year.

  5. Both of those look fabulous! Great recipes; thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi, It's nice to meet you. Love your blog. Very cute.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  7. I love anything made with apples...both these sound delicious.

  8. They both look delicious but the apple monkey bread is calling my name. I love apple season!

  9. Love the mosaic. Monkey bread is so much fun to make and eat:)

  10. Apple desserts are my second favorite-after chocolate! Thanks for sharing. Looks delicious.

  11. Love the idea of using the leftover apple mixture to top the monkey bread! Looks great!


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