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Vintage Cookbook Desserts!

Found a vintage cookbook at my mama in laws and can’t wait to try some of these treasures!

Spicy Apple Twists

Course Dessert
Keyword dessert


  • 2 large Apples peeled & corked
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 tbsp Margarine melted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°

  2. Cut each apple into 8 pieces

  3. Unroll crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Cut each in half lengthwise to make 16 strips.

  4. Place an apple piece at wide end of each strip and roll up.

  5. Arrange on a 9-inch square pan

  6. Drizzle with melted butter

  7. Make a mixture with sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. Sprinkle on top of crescents.

  8. Pour orange juice into pan but not over crescents.

  9. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve plain or with ice cream!




  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2/3 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 can Apricot Halves Drain and Reserve Syrup
  • 3 Apples Peeled, cored and cut in half


  • 1 1/2 cups Apricot Syrup plus water
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°

  2. In large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt

  3. Cut in shortening until the size of small peas

  4. Add milk and stir until dough forms a ball

  5. Roll out on floured surface to an 18x12-inch rectangle

  6. Cut into 6-inch squares

  7. Place 2 apricot halves on each square

  8. Top each with apple half cut side down

  9. Bring opposite corners to center and pinch together sealing edges

  10. Place in un-greased 13x9 inch pan

  11. Pour hot syrup over dumplings

  12. Bake at 375° for 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender.

  13. Spoon sauce over dumplings to glaze and serve with ice cream.


  1. Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to boil

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