Easy ‘almost from scratch’ Apple Turnovers

I’ve been spending more time in the kitchen lately.  Trying to ‘trim’ the grocery budget back a bit and buy less ‘convenience’ foods.  Which mostly consists of SWEETS in our house.  Michael doesn’t just have “a” sweet tooth.  He’s got a whole mouth FULL of them!  Last week I made some apple turnovers, almost from scratch; and using stuff I already had on hand.
That’s my ingredients.  Although I only used a TINY bit of the frosting.

First I diced up about 1/3 of the apple filling so they’d more easily fit inside the turnovers.

Take one of the crescent rolls and fold over one of the corners.

Smoosh your crescent piece around a bit to get a shape like the one on the right.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Put a dollop of your diced apple pie filling on one side of your smooshed out crescent.

Fold over and pinch the edges together by hand, then use a fork to seal the edges more tightly.  Make three small slits in the top.

Sprinkle on a little more cinnamon sugar and transfer to your greased baking sheet.

Continue the process with all 8 crescents in the package.  If you wanted to, you COULD shape them more ‘perfectly’ and uniformly.  Since I wasn’t even sure these were going to turn out, I went for ‘speed’.

Bake per the instructions on your crescent roll package.   While they are baking, portion out a little bit of your frosting.  I put mine in a ramekin.  Frosting is really optional, except in Michael’s case!  You could also do a simple sugar glaze with powdered sugar and water.

Microwave the ramekin of frosting just long enough to melt it.  (just a few SECONDS!  Watch it or it WILL bubble over very quickly!)

Remove from oven when baking time is up.

Give your melted and now slightly cooled down frosting a stir and drizzle on top of the cooked turnovers.

We sampled them ‘just out of the oven’ and still warm.    Michael gives them 2 thumbs up!

Next batch will be with regular canned fruit instead of pie filling!

Bon apetit!  

 

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