All I can say about this is....get on your stretchy-waisted pants.
Really, though, you are going to want to eat this whole pan of deliciousness.
This was a happy accident that resulted from wanting to use up some apples and cranberries I had on hand. They were both starting to go and I needed to save them with something delicious.
I had previously made a crumble of sorts with both apples and cranberries, and it was really yummy too. But I wanted to try something a little bit different. We are huge fans of Pull-Aparts. Or as everyone else calls them, Monkey Bread. I had heard of someone adding apple pie filling to them, but I was curious to see how it would turn out with the addition of the cranberries. We were in a for a sweet surprise.
I did make use of the microwave for this recipe. As I do with my apple pie filling, I pre-cooked my filling so that the baking time was shorter. 10 minutes in the microwaves and it was smooth sailing putting everything together after that. When you do this it can cut down on your baking time by a pretty big portion of time. This is great for the holidays when you have several different things to bake.
Here is the recipe, and please take a look at the video for look at how it all comes together!
- 3 Large Granny Smith Apples, Peeled and Chopped in 1/2 inch
- 1 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries, picked over
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinammon
- 1 1/2 tblsp corn starch
- 4 cans of Pillsbury Biscuits, the small rolls
- Butter, to butter your pan
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 2 tsp milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large microwavable bowel put your apples, cranberries, spices and cornstarch. Mix to coat your fruit. Microwave for 5 minutes. Stir. Repeat, for another 5 minutes. While your fruit cooks, butter you pan and set it aside. Open one can at a time of the biscuits, and cut them into small bite sized pieces. I like to use kitchen scissors. Spread the pieces evenly in the pan repeating with each can of biscuits. When your fruit it done cooking, it should be soft and have a slightly thickened juice. Carefully spread it over the top of the biscuits in your pan. Bake for about 35- 45 minutes, until the biscuits are cooked through. Set aside.
Mix your powdered sugar and milk to make a drizzle for the top. Add more sugar or milk to get the consistency that you like. Drizzle it over the top.
This is best served warm.
This is definitely on my to-make list for Christmas morning!