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Homemade Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers

Only 4 ingredients for these Homemade Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers! A quick and easy homemade pastry filled with cooked fresh apples.

apple turnover sliced in half with icing on top
Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers

Make these Crescent Roll Apple turnovers for dessert after dinner or for breakfast. Only a few ingredients and this apple dessert is ready in no time. The house smells great with fresh apples cooking too.

Crescent rolls are one of my favorite staples to keep on hand. Sure, they are great for bread to accompany almost any dinner but they are even better when used for quick desserts like this one.

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These easy-to-make Homemade Crescent Apple Turnovers are a delicious pastry treat for the family. I was cooking for two when I made these so I only used one small can of Crescent Rolls. If you are feeding a crowd just double or triple the recipe. 

How to make Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers

Did you know you can easily make apple turnovers with crescent rolls? Yep, and it’s a super easy fall dessert too.


  • 1 Apple (I like Honeycrisp)
  • 1 pkg. (4 ct) Crescent Rolls
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened

Optional Icing

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • a drop of milk
Simmered cooked apples

Step 1 Prepare and cook the apples

Peel and cut up your apples into small pieces.

Simmer your apple slices with just a tiny bit of melted butter in a large skillet. I used less than 1 Tbsp. when cooking one Apple. One apple was enough to make two apple turnovers.

We prefer Honeycrisp because it is naturally sweet. I do place a lid on the skillet to create steam and hasten the cooking time but keep in mind that we don’t want too much juice so don’t leave the lid on for long.

crescent rolls with butter and cinnamon sugar spread on top

Step 2 Prepare the Crescent Rolls

While the apples are cooking, prepare your Crescent rolls crust.

Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and prepare the crescent dough on it.

Place 2 Crescent rolls side by side and pinch the edges together to form a rectangle as seen above. Spread softened butter over the surface and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Mine are Pillsbury Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers because I have found the name brand to be best in this recipe.

crescent rolls with cooked apples on top

Step 3 Add apples to crescents

Scoop an equal amount of the apple filling onto the top of the crescent roll dough. Use a slotted spoon which will help drain the juices a little bit. We don’t want too much juice in the centers. 

stuffed crescent rolls pinched closed

Step 4 Fold and Bake

Gently fold dough over top of apples as shown. Pinch edges together and sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar if desired.

Bake according to package directions for the crescent rolls, in a preheated oven at 375° for 9-12 minutes. Oven temperatures vary so check after about 8 minutes.

Bake until golden brown and remove from the oven to cool.

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Optional: How to make icing for your apple turnovers

Use about 1/4 cup powdered sugar and a drop or two of milk. It’s one of these ‘recipes’ seasoned cooks make without really measuring. If you get your icing too thin, add a dab more sugar and keep stirring. Use a small whisk or a fork to stir so you won’t have lumps.

Drizzle the icing onto the Apple Turnovers and enjoy! 

Another option for caramel lovers is to drizzle the top with caramel sauce! Yum!

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Crescent Roll Apple Turnover Recipe

Yield: 2
Only 4 ingredients for these Homemade Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers! A quick and easy homemade pastry filled with cooked fresh apples.


  • 1 medium apple (I like Honeycrisp)
  • 1 pkg. (4 count) Crescent Rolls
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Optional: 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Optional: A few drops of milk


    Peel, core, and cut up the apple. Place into preheated skillet with 1 Tbsp. melted butter.

    Cook apple until tender on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

    While apples are cooking, prepare the crescent rolls.

    Pinch together 2 rolls to create one rectangle. You will do this twice so that your 4 crescent rolls are now in rectangles making 2 crusts.

    Spread 1 Tbsp. softened butter over the crescent rolls (1/2 Tbsp. ea.) and sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar.

    Scoop the cooked, hot apples onto the crescent rolls using a slotted spoon to drain the juice, into the center of each crust.

    Fold over gently to close the crust over the apples, and pinch the edges together to seal.

    Bake according to directions on the crescent roll package, generally at 375° for 9-12 minutes. Oven temperatures vary.

    Remove from oven when the crust if golden brown and allow to cool. Apple filling will be hot.


    Stir the milk and powdered sugar together using a small whisk, until your desired consistency. You want it to be a little thick, not too thin.

    Drizzle the icing over the cooled Apple Turnovers.

    If your icing is too thick, add a drop of more milk. If too thin, add a dab more powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 631Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 40mgSodium 226mgCarbohydrates 126gFiber 11gSugar 105gProtein 6g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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These easy apple turnovers will quickly become a favorite dessert at your house in the fall too.

If you decide to make more than two, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy hot apple turnovers.

Types of apples

Types of Apples for baking

You can use most types of apples for baking. It mostly depends on what you are making and if you prefer sweet or tart.




Pink Lady

Red Delicious

Granny Smith

Golden Delicious

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Updated 9/17/2021

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    1. Sydney, thanks for stopping by. I know most folks like to cook with Granny Smith, and I do too sometimes, but you have to add sugar to those. The Gala are perfect for a recipe like this. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. I’ve been at the beach all week and was going over the draft for my post tomorrow when I realized that I had missed this post! My post for tomorrow is my top 5 apple recipes – great minds! 🙂

    This is one of my favorite ways to eat apples. Yum! Wish I had one right this second!

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