Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dessert or Breakfast? You decide!

Oven "Fried" Apple Pies

I mentioned my friend Brenda in my last post. She is someone that I have known for several years. We had lost contact for quite a while, by chance we recently met up again on a canning blog. We have stayed in constant contact since.
Brenda has helped me get in touch with my frugal side again. We have been coupon shopping and have saved some of the Ol' Goats military retirement money for him! (maybe a trip is my reward?) Anyway. I got a good deal on Pillsbury Grands biscuits. I used some for the breakfast sammies and then she found this recipe for me. If you know me at all, you know I cant pass up a good recipe.
These are also great for my batch cooking freezer treats! A win win situation, don't you agree?

First blend sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, but I used more of each.

Spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray. I line my pans with non stick foil and then spray. It makes clean up so much easier. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Assemble your ingredients: Grands biscuits, about a cup of apple pie filling for 8 pies. I used my home canned filling, but recipe calls for the store bought. A little flour on your cutting board, a rolling pin, a tablespoon and a fork.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. I know I know, I can't roll a good round! So, I just wing it.

Place 2 tablespoons pie filling slightly off center on each biscuit round. I really goofed on this one, but just more yummy stuff for the hubby.

Fold biscuits over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Prick top of each 3 times with fork. Blurry picture, but you get the idea.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and brush each pie with the melted butter.

Sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Put in 375°F oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown.

(Some filling may bubble out at edges.) Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm. I put them in a freezer bag and froze them after they were completely cooled. They can be popped in the microwave for a minute or so to reheat. Wrap in a paper towel to keep it soft.

Another goodie down, but many more to go!

Until next time,



  1. Liz...I was looking at your blog site yesterday after you posted the picture of your canned green reminds me of the days when I used to help my grandmother can in the summer.
    But what I'm really commenting on is I tried the Pillsbury Grands pies with apple and cherry filling. They turned out real good. So quick and easy. Much better than a store bought one. I love to bake but have diabetes and my good baking recipes are limited now a days.makes me sad. I love to bake from scratch.

  2. Glad they turned out for you.
    I too am a diabetic so I understand.
    Luckily tho, since I had my gastric bypass, my diabetes is almost totally gone. So I no longer take medications, but, I still have to limit sugar intake as my new pouch doesn't like it very much.