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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups chopped, peeled tart apples
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
Dash salt
1 package (17.3 ounces) large flaky refrigerated biscuits
2 teaspoons butter, melted

Instructions

In a large, microwave-safe bowl, combine the apples, walnuts, raisins, 3 tablespoons sugar, flour, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Microwave 2-3 minutes until almost tender. Flatten each biscuit into a 5-inch circle. Combine remaining cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle a rounded teaspoonful of sugar mixture over each. Top each with 1/4 cup apple mixture. Bring up edges to enclose mixture. Pinch edges to seal. Place seam-side down in an ungreased muffin cups. Brush tops with butter, sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. With a sharp knife, cut an X on top of each. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Shirley Dahl, Geneseo



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