Shortcuts: Apple Pie Crescents

Welcome to “Shortcuts” — where I share fun and easy recipes that take advantage of pre-made and packaged ingredients!

While I like cooking a lot, I LOVE to bake. I bake often, and have never shied away from complicated or time-consuming desserts.

But sometimes I just want easy. And simple. And fast.

Is that too much to ask?

And that’s when I turn to my “shortcuts”: pre-made ingredients that get me to the finish line (in this case, dessert) in record time.

These apple pie “crescents” are a perfect example.

apple pie crescents

With just a few ingredients, and almost no time at all, you’ve got warm, sweet, flaky apple turnovers ready to pair with your favorite ice cream!

apple pie crescents

apple pie crescents

This is also a great recipe to make with your little helpers — they can take part in almost every step!

apple pie crescents

And for my vegan daughter I make these with non-dairy spread instead of butter, and serve with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream!

Apple Pie Crescents

Adapted from

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

1 Granny Smith apple – peeled, cored, and cut into 16 slices
4 T. butter (or non-dairy spread), melted
2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls
2/3 c. (packed) brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Toss butter and apple slices in a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.

Separate the dough into 16 triangles; place, evenly spaced, on both prepared baking sheets. Top each triangle with the brown sugar mixture. Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle, and carefully roll up to seal.

Brush tops with remaining butter from your bowl.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or till deep golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes and serve immediately.

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