COUNTRY FRENCH APPLE CRESCENT CASSEROLE

***I posted this on 9/11/04 and moved it here to add my adjustment at the bottom of the page!***

Serves 8.


2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 (8 oz.) Pillsbury Refrigerated Quick Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 lg. apple, peeled, cored, cut into 8 slices
SAUCE; :

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 tbsp. almond extract or amaretto
1 egg
1/2 c. sliced almonds
Cinnamon
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; blend well. Separate dough into 8 triangles; sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over each. Gently press sugar mixture into each triangle, flattening each slightly. Place apple slice on wide end of each triangle; tuck in edges around apple slice. Roll up, starting at wide end; roll to opposite point. Seal all seams. Place, tip side down, in ungreased 9 inch round baking dish or pie pan, placing long side of 7 filled crescents around outside edge of dish and 1 in center. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

In small bowl, using wire whisk, combine 1/2 cup sugar, whipping cream, almond extract and egg until well blended. Spoon sauce mixture evenly over partially baked rolls. Sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon. Bake an additional 13 to 18 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cover top of pan with foil during last 5 minutes of baking time if necessary to prevent excessive browning. Serve warm.


Note: I've made this 2x since I found it about 2 weeks ago. It is easy and tastes wonderful. The first time I made it I thought the Almond Extract was too much. I made it last night using 1/2 TBSP Almond Extract and it was better tasting...not overpowered.

I highly recommend this one. Got it from cooks.com