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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies

apple1 can (21 oz) of apple pie filling
8 pinches of ground cinnamon
8 Tbsps. packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 can (12.4 oz) of refrigerated cinnamon rolls

Garnish:
Cool Whip
Caramel ice cream topping

Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.

Spread out the cinnamon rolls on the counter and flatten each with a rolling pin so that they fit into your muffin cups. (If you let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling out, they will be easier to work with.)

Line each of your muffin holes with the flattened dough and fill each with apple pie filling. You may need to cut up the apples a bit so that they fit better.

Add a pinch of cinnamon, a tablespoon of brown sugar, and a few pecans (in that order) to the top of each.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes. Be careful not to burn them, but also be sure the dough “crust” is cooked and no longer doughy.

When done, remove from oven and cool for a few minutes. Add the Cool Whip, more pecans, and some caramel sauce to each. Serve while warm!

Apple Pie Tarts

CRUST:
Pie crust dough for one pie
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

FILLING:
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups diced peeled tart apples
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Crust Instructions: Roll out pie dough and cut into twenty 2-1/2-in. circles. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Prick pastry with a fork. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pastry. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

Filling Instructions: In a saucepan, melt butter. Add apples; cook and stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the sugar, caramel topping, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened and apples are tender. Cool for 5 minutes. Spoon into tart shells. Yield: 10 servings.

Notes: You can use all ready made pie crusts purchased from the store.
Crusts can be made ahead of time.

Caramel Apricot Cake

1 white or yellow cake mix
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup water
3 eggs
1 (10.25 oz) jar apricot preserves
1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat over ot 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 X 13 baking pan with non-stick spray.
Mix together by hand the cake mix, oil, water and eggs in large bowl just until well moistened. Spread evenly in pan.

Bake 20-22 minutes or until a toothipick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven.

Set oven to broil and place the oven rack about 6 inches from the top heating element.

Combine preserves, caramel topping, coconut and pecans; Pour over warm cake, spreading it to cover the top. Place cake under broiler and broil for 6-8 minutes or until topping starts to bubble. Cool.