Apple Turnovers with Crescent Rolls

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Apple turnovers are always welcome on our kitchen counter. This recipe using crescent rolls came about this morning when I was looking through my cottage pantry. 

Read on and I’ll show you a great new way to use apples and make them even better with crescent rolls!.

Breaking open an apple turnover
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About these

Rummaging through my fridge, I noticed I has a boatload of apples stored in the crisper drawer. Wanting to use them up before they turned soft and brown, my sweet tooth started kicking in.

Trying to come up with an easy family dessert, I found exactly what I was looking for. Read on and I’ll show you how you can make this homemade apple dessert using just a few ingredients and a tube of crescent rolls. If you like these apple turnovers with crescent rolls, be sure an try this crescent roll peach cobbler. It is the best!

How to make these

Grab your kids and a tube of crescent roll dough for some fun family time in the kitchen!

(Full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post.)

Ingredients for apple turnovers.

What’s in them

  • One tube of cinnamon rolls
  • 2 apples
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Golden Grahams cereal
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
Pan of apples and spices.

1. Add the butter, apples, and spices to a skillet over medium heat.

2. Cook until the apples are brown and tender.

Rolling out crescent roll dough.

3. Roll out the crescent roll dough as directed in the recipe below.

4. Sprinkle each piece of dough with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

5. Crush some Golden Grahams cereal.

6. Place a small base of the crushed cereal in the center top third of each rectangle.

Adding filling to apple turnovers.

7. Evenly dole out the apple filling, on top of the bed of crushed cereal.

8. Wet a finger with water and wet the edge of each piece of dough.

9. Fold the top part of each dough rectangle and turn the edges up and seal.

Sprinling sugar and cinnamon on crescent roll dough

Finally, sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture over the unbaked turnovers before baking them.

Drizzling glaze over apple turnovers

The last step to making these apple turnovers is to allow them to cool. Then, you will drizzle each portion with the glaze.

Plate of apple turnovers with slices of apple.

This recipe is a great shortcut to making yummy apple turnovers. Using a couple of apples, some ordinary spices, and a tube of crescent roll dough, you can put these together for just a little over a dollar per serving. Your family is sure to love this fun recipe!

Common questions

What apples should I use?

This depends on your personal preference, or what you have on hand. We prefer the tart Granny Smith variety for their contrasting taste to the sweet topping.

How long will these keep?

You can store these in an air-tight container for up to one week.

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Apple Turnovers with Crescent Rolls

5 from 2 votes
Use a tube of crescent roll dough for this shortcut recipe for apple turnovers.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 people


  • 1 tube Crescent rolls

For the Filling

  • 2 Apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon, Divided
  • 4 tbsp Sugar, Divided
  • 1 tsp Cloves, ground
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 cup Golden Grahams Cereal, Crushed (or Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

For the Glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Using a non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the apples, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of sugar, cloves and nutmeg. Cook until the apples are tender.
  • Mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Open the crescent rolls. Separate keeping 2 of the triangles together to form a rectangle. Push together and seal the perforations. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to form a solid rectangle. You will end up with four rectangles of crescent roll dough.
  • Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar and cinnamon mixture down the center of the 4 pieces of dough, while staying away from the edges.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of the crushed cereal in the center top third of each rectangle.
  • Divide the apple filling between the four pieces of dough and place on top of the crushed cereal, being sure to stay away from the edges.
  • Dip a finger in water and wet all 4 edges of the dough and fold over the filling. Fold over the edges to make sure the turnovers are sealed. Place each turnover onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Use the remaining cinnamon sugar and sprinkle over the turnovers.
  • Place in a 400° oven for 18-20 minutes. If the turnovers begin to brown too quickly, put a sheet of aluminum fouls on top. Remove from oven when done and allow to cool.
  • Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and then drizzle over the cooled apple turnovers.



Use whatever apples you have on hand to make these apple turnovers.


Calories: 390kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 498mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 227IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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