Fall is a season filled with pumpkins, brightly colored leaves, and apples. When I lived in New England for college, I went apple picking ever fall. Someone would always have a car when it came time to visit the apple orchards, and we’d all pile in the car to go pick apples. And have cider doughnuts and apple cider, and enjoy being out in the country and away from school for an afternoon. Apples to me are the epitome of autumn and the fall harvest, and today I wanted to share with you a SUPER EASY recipe for Apple Turnovers made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
This fall, Mellow Man and I took the Littles to an apple orchard. The Big One was away on a camping trip, and we had a perfect early fall day. It was much later in the season to get that fall breeze than it would have been in New England, but the beginning of that cooler air was upon us.
And both the Monkey and the Peanut got to pick apples for the very first time.
We picked both “Green” (Granny Smith) and “Red” (MacIntosh, I think) apples, and the Monkey was very particular about how many of each kind of apple we gathered. When we got home, I was trying to think of fun recipes for the apples, and the perfect triangular shape of the Crescent Roll came to my mind.
- Two Medium Sized Apples (this will be more than Enough!)
- 1/4 to 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar (this should be done to taste, and how sweet you like your filling, we prefer the more tart filling, but not all do.)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Apple Pie Spice
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped and cubed finely
- Dust with Freshly ground Nutmeg
- 1 Tube with 8 Original Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Finely chop your apples, add brown sugar, Apple Pie Spice, cubed butter, and nutmeg to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Open up your Crescent rolls, and take out 2 triangles, and spoon some apples on the roll dough. Then put the other triangle on top of the apples and pinch the edges. If you add too much, the top roll will split (yes, I did do that for one of them, so that’s how I know!)
Cook the turnovers on parchment paper or Silpat (my favorite) for 15 minutes at 325. (This is longer and lower than the temperature on the package of Crescent Rolls). Take them out of the oven when they are lightly brown, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let cool and serve. Yummy!