Make these NOW. I'm usually not very demanding, but oh my goodness this is GOOD. We love crescent roll recipes. There is just so much you can do with them. To think that for the longest time we just baked them up and spread some butter on them. While they are very good that way, it doesn't take much time or imagination to dress up a crescent. In the past we have made Pepperoni Pizza Crescents and Crescent Rolls with Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter and they were a huge hit. I was in the mood for something sweet and thought we would try making Apple Crescents. Think of them as an easy apple pie. I love apple pie and crescents so how could this be wrong? Check out how easy they are to make - even with kids!
Why you'll love Apple Dessert with Crescent Rolls
- Just 3 ingredients
- Kids can help make them
- Cook up in just 12 minutes
- Tube of Pillsbury crescent roll dough
- Apple slices from pie filling
- Caramel sauce
- Toaster oven
How to make apple pie crescent rolls
Pre heat oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees. Open up the tube of crescent rolls and separate the crescents into individual portions.
I made these with my kids and it is a great recipe to introduce children to cooking. I gave my daughter a spoon with an apple from the can of apple pie filling. Then she placed it on the open crescent. Try and have your child aim for the middle part of the crescent.
Then she rolled up the crescent from the wide end of the triangle to the small end.
When the crescents are rolled up, pinch the edges so the juice from the apple pie filling doesn't come out. That part can be tricky for a kid to do.
Now they are ready to go in the oven or toaster oven for 12 minutes at 375 degrees. If the tops start to get too dark, cover with foil. For easy clean up, you can cover the baking sheet in parchment paper.
When these mini apple pies came out of the oven, they were golden brown and we poured some caramel syrup on top. Do not skip the caramel syrup. It took the lowly crescent to a whole new level.
These caramel apple pie crescents took around 15 minutes from start to finish and could not have been easier - or tastier. Talk about easy apple pie! They are best right out of the oven and I am thinking some whipped cream would be great on top of this easy dessert. Or maybe some ice cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, brown sugar or apple pie spice.
Sometimes recipe inspiration comes from unlikely places. In this case, a tube of crescent rolls helped to create a delicious apple treat! Be sure to also give our Apple Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Braid a try.
- Preheat toaster oven or conventional oven to 375 degrees.
- Unroll and separate crescents into 8 triangles.
- Place one apple from the can of apple pie filling into the center of the crescent triangle.
- Roll from large end of the crescent to the point of the triangle.
- Pinch edges of crescent together.
- Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Remove from oven and top each crescent with 1 teaspoon of caramel syrup.
This nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store them at room temperature for a day or two or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can reheat these for a few seconds in the microwave and allow to cool a bit as the filling will be hot.
You cannot make the exact same thing, but you can make Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers like these from Preppy Kitchen.