Quick Apple Turnovers

wendy montgomery


This came about one Sunday morning. Really you can put any fruit you like in these or even a yummy cream cheese filling, but my husband's favorite is the traditional apple turnover. It is quick and delicious!


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20 Min
25 Min



  • 2
    pillsbury cresent rolls (8 ct) tubes
  • 1/8 c
    melted butter, unsalted

  • 2
    granny smith apples
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 c
    melted butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (to taste or optional)

  • 1/2 c
    vanilla or cream cheese pre-made frosting

  • 1/4 c
  • 2/3 c
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Quick Apple Turnovers


  1. Preheat oven at 425 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

    Wash, peel and core the Granny Smith apples. Thinly julienne cut the apples into 1/4 inch long matchsticks (for a more rustic look, rough chop the apples to your likeness). In a medium size mixing bowl add the apples and the remaining filling ingredients. Mix until all of the apples are well coated.

    Open and unroll the Cresent Rolls one tube at a time. Roll the entire tube out (do not tear at perforated edges). With a sharp knife cute the cresent rolls into 4 rectangles (each rectangle is made up of 2 cresent rolls connected at the long edge). Pinch the perforated edges together to ensure the rectangle is sealed in the middle and flatten the pastry to make it more uniform in shape and size. Brush each rectangle with butter. Take 1/4 cup of the filling and lay it in the middle of one rectangle. Take another rectangle (buttered side down) and lay on top, pinching the edges to create a sealed pastry pocket. With your knife make 3 slits on the top. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.

    Bake at 425 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and flaky on top. Bottom should be cooked through. Should make 4 turnovers.

    *TIP: If you experience seepage or spill over of the filling juice; half way through the baking time remove the turnovers from the oven and transfer to a new cookie sheet for the remaining baking time. This will help to keep the bottom crisp and cooked through.
  2. Quick Glaze: Take the pre-made frosting of your choice and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until smooth and can easily be drizzled. If needed microwave for an additional 5 seconds until consistency desired is reached.

    Home Made Glaze: Mix milk* 1 tsp. at a time and confectioner's sugar until the glaze can be easily drizzled but is not too runny. *You made need more or less of the milk depending on you preference of the glaze thickness.
  3. Cut each turnover diagonally and drizzle with glaze before serving. Serve warm and enjoy.

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