Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

26 Feb 2016

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

These apple pie crescent rolls are so easy to make! With only 5 ingredients, you can whip this recipe up in less than 30 minutes.

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

Recently, whenever I see a sale on refrigerated crescent rolls, I fill my basket with them. But before last year, I have never found a reason to buy them.

Why the sudden change in heart? Well firstly, I am so busy with work that I barely have time to cook or bake anything anymore. And secondly, making breakfast and dessert recipes using refrigerated crescent rolls is so easy and basically no-fail, why would I deprive myself of this simple pleasure?

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

But after making my strawberry raspberry cream cheese danishes and my nutella crescent rolls countless times, I decided it was time for something new. And since I bought a lot of apples on my last shopping trip (as is my style), I knew that the two needed to be combined to make something great.

And it truly didn't disappoint. You are 5 ingredients and 30 minutes away to having these crescent rolls sitting on your table, ready to be scarfed down. And believe me, in the 12ish minutes that these are in the oven, you will be wishing they were ready sooner. They fill the house with an apple cinnamon scent that is better than any scented candle on the market.

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

Even though March break is quickly approaching for us teachers - which, let me tell you is hardly a break when I think of all the tests and assignments I need to mark, and the lesson plans I need to write - I still want to have the option of making quick and easy breakfasts that aren't cereal.

These apple pie crescent rolls will be a staple in my kitchen whenever I want bakery style crescent rolls without the bakery style price.

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

Apple Pie Crescent Rolls
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls 
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and cut into 8 pieces

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll out the cresent rolls onto the baking sheet, separating them into 8 triangles.
  4. Brush each of the triangles with butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  5. Place an apple piece at the base of the triangle, and roll to form the crescent rolls.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the tops are brown.

Adapted from Typically Simple

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  1. The only thing I've ever filled a refrigerated crescent roll with was a piece of hot dog when my girls were little :) I love this idea!

  2. When I married at 20..I had no idea how to cook or bake..Pillsbury Apple Turnovers were loved by my family:) LOL I felt like I had made them..yours look Littles love Crescent rolls:)

  3. My kids love crescent rolls, but I haven't bought them in years! I love that you used them for a shortcut apple pie treat---they sound scrumptious!!!

  4. Love crescent rolls, can never get enough! Recipes that take a short amount of time, but are delish are the best. Bookmarking this!

  5. Hi Cathleen, fantastic idea, what a quick and delicious dessert.

  6. Remember that show on Food Network called semi-homemade? I'm thinking this recipe would be a definite contender to be on that show - I love that you took simple crescent rolls and made them extra-ordinary!

  7. That is a fabulous idea.I had some apples I had to use up, and I just sautéed themail and scarfed them down, but I wish I had done this.

  8. That is a fabulous idea.I had some apples I had to use up, and I just sautéed themail and scarfed them down, but I wish I had done this.


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