I have to confess, winter brings the desire for lots and lots of baked goods. It unfortunately doesn’t bring me time and energy to bake. This means I sometimes cheat by starting with Bisquick or refrigerated dough. Here is an example:
Spicy Apple Twists
2 large apples, peeled and cored
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400.
Cut each apple into eight pieces. Unroll crescent roll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut each in half lengthwise to make 16 triangle strips. Place an apple piece at wide end of each strip. Arrange in 9″ square pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Pour orange juice into pan but not over dumplings.
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes until apples are tender. Serve warm, plain or with cream.