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Apple Cider Crescent Roll Turnovers

Recipe by Vegan Recipes and Vibes (@veganrecipesandvibes)

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Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes


Chilly fall mornings call for coffee and apple cider turnovers. Using flaky, buttery, and accidentally vegan Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough makes this a fun and easy recipe for all ages. They're stuffed with a flavorful homemade apple cider pie filling and topped off with more apple cider glaze. They will have you wanting more after each bite... in that case, you might want to double this recipe!

Turnover Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple (I used honeycrisp)

  • 1/2 cup apple cider

  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar (packed)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water

  • 1 package of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls

Apple Cider Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider

  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar (packed)

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water


  • Preheat your oven to 375° F.

  • Lightly grease a glass baking dish and set aside.

  • Heat a small sauce pot on the stove over medium.

  • Make the apple pie filling.

  • Peel the skin from the apple and dice it into small cubes.

  • Add the diced apple, apple cider, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the heated sauce pot.

  • Bring it to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until the apples are soft.

  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a small cup to make a slurry.

  • Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce pot and quickly stir until the filling thickens.

  • Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

  • Meanwhile, prepare your crescent dough. Roll it out onto a clean surface and break the dough apart into the individual triangles. Match them up into pairs.

  • Once the filling is cool enough to handle, spoon 2-3 tbsp of the filling into the center of one dough triangles. Spread it evenly on the dough, leaving space along the edges.

  • Cover it with a matching dough triangle, gently squeezing the edges shut.

  • Use a spatula to carefully transfer the turnover to the prepared baking dish.

  • Repeat with the rest of the dough.

  • If desired, cut 3 small slits in the top of the turnovers.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

  • While the turnovers are baking, prepare the glaze.

  • Make the cornstarch slurry and set aside.

  • Heat a small sauce pot over medium (you can use the same one from the filling).

  • Add the apple cider, brown sugar, and vanilla to the sauce pot.

  • Bring to a gentle simmer, whisking constantly so the sugar doesn't burn.

  • Continue whisking and add the cornstarch slurry to the pot. The sauce should thicken within 30 seconds or so.

  • As soon as it's thickened, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  • By now, the turnovers should be done baking. Remove from the oven and transfer the turnovers to a drying rack to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Drizzle the glaze on the turnovers and enjoy!


Tips and Tricks:

  • You can make these ahead of time for a quick breakfast! Prepare the turnovers but do not bake them. Refrigerate them until you're ready, then bake as instructed above.

  • Do not make the glaze ahead of time (it will thicken too much).

  • For a glaze shortcut, try combining 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar with 2-3 tbsp of apple cider (or enough to get it to the right consistency) in a small bowl. This will create a white icing style glaze.

  • Store the baked turnovers in an air-tight container at room temperature for 2 days.

Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)

  • Servings: 1 turnover (yields 4 turnovers)

  • Calories: 347

  • Total Fat: 9g

  • Carbs: 62g

  • Protein: 4g

^ Nutrition facts include the ingredients listed above. Nutrition facts may change slightly if different quantities of ingredients are used or added.

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