Apple Pie Twists


Apple Pie Twists

A delicious Fall or Holiday treat using crescent roll dough sheets and apple pie filling. As a bonus I make a very simple and yummy caramel sauce made in 5 minutes.
Course Baking, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Catherine’s Plates


  • Food Processor
  • large sheet pans
  • parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Medium sauce pan
  • small bowl


  • 2 (8oz tubes) refrigerated crescent roll dough sheets
  • 1 (21oz can) apple pie filling
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 TBS white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Spread out 1 tube of crescent roll dough on a large prepared sheet pan.
  • Place canned pie filling into food processor and blend until pureed. Spread pie filling onto crescent dough sheet.
  • Spread the 2nd tube of crescent roll dough on top of the apple pie filling covered bottom dough sheet evenly.
  • Using a pizza cutter or large knife, cut dough in half. Cut each half in to halves and so on until you get 24 thin strips. (NOTE: apple filling will spill out some what, but that's ok.
  • Twist each strip half way, then twist from other side to meet in middle. I move 1/3 of the strips to another prepared sheet pan to make room for the twists to rise while baking.
  • In a small bowl mix together melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Brush mixture on the tops of the twists.
  • Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown and twists are cooked through. Allow to cool

Caramel Sauce

  • Combine caramel sauce ingredients (butter, brown sugar, and milk) in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until butter melts and mixture comes to a boil. Stir an additional 1-2 minutes until sugars have melted and mixture has thickened.