Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Apple Breakfast Ring

For dessert; drizzle with a caramel sauce or make a glaze using ½ cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tsp. apple juice or water and sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Servings: 8
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour
Meal Type: Entree
NC Ingredients: apples

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package Big and Flaky Crescent dinner rolls
large NC cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped (we used Braeburn)
Tablespoons all-purpose flour
cup brown sugar
cup butter
cup light Karo syrup
Tablespoons ground cinnamon


Combine apples, flour, brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Cook 3 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium low; cook 10 minutes; stirring constantly, until thick.  Stir in cinnamon.  Cool completely.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Unroll crescent rolls. Arrange triangles in a circle on a pizza pan, baking stone or baking sheet lined with non-stick aluminum foil with the points facing out and the triangles overlapping at the center (center of ring should be about 5” in diameter). You may not use all of the crescent rolls, probably 1 ½ cans. Spread evenly with apple cinnamon filling over the widest part of the dough. Bring points of triangles up over the filling and tuck under the wide end of the dough at center of ring (filling will not be completely covered).  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.