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Easy Apple Crescent Rolls Recipe

Apple Crescent Rolls - These yummy apple pie pockets are super easy to make. They're made with crescent roll dough and a whole lot of gooey apple goodness. |

October is National Apple Month, and I wanted to make an apple-tastic dessert without having to make an entire apple pie. Thus, the crescent roll apple turnover was born.

It’s part apple pie, part apple turnover and totally delicious. And, it’s seriously easy to make.

Just buy some crescent roll dough, like these from Pillsbury, sauté some apples in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, wrap the gooey goodness inside the crescent roll dough, dust the rolls with cinnamon and sugar and then bake according to the package instructions.

Simple. Delicious. And, perfect for fall!

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Apple Crescent Rolls
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For the rolls:
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 container crescent dough
For the topping:
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to temperature specified on crescent dough package.
  2. In a large sauté pan, place 3 Tbsp butter, sliced apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Allow to simmer for 5-10 min on medium heat, till butter and brown sugar have melted and apples are soft.
  3. Peel crescent rolls apart where dough is perforated. Place a few cooked apples in the center of each roll. Roll up gently. Place each roll on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Rub about 1 tsp of butter on top of each roll. This will help the cinnamon-sugar topping stick.
  5. Mix the cinnamon and sugar for the topping together and sprinkle the mixture on top of each roll.
  6. Bake rolls according to package instructions.


What kinds of amazing apple recipes are you cooking up this month?


Photo: Nisa Burns Cochran

6 thoughts on “Easy Apple Crescent Rolls Recipe

  1. Just started my second week of maternity leave (still waiting on baby to emerge!) Made these today to use up some almost-too-soft apples. Really nice simple dessert for a chilly fall day, and the kitchen smells wonderful!

  2. these were fantastic.i added a little less cinnamon and more sugar on top than called for but they were a house my boyfriend and niece loved them

    1. I am so happy to hear and love the fact that your family loved them too! They are a staple around the holidays!!!

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