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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
These apple pie crescent rolls disappeared in minutes yesterday and I think I will be making another batch this afternoon. Know why? Because feeding teenagers during the summer takes a lot of food! Especially when one of those teens is almost 6'5" tall with the appetite of a linebacker even though he resembles a string bean. Seriously...where do my kids put all the food they eat? They have been out of school for 3 weeks and I am pretty sure I have spent thousands of dollars on food since then. Okay, I exaggerate a little bit but if I hear the words 'can I have a snack?' one more time I think I might have to duct tape their mouths closed! This easy crescent roll recipe was a quick and delicious way to fill them up yesterday!
I have actually been experimenting quite a bit with crescent rolls lately. I have found that my children love pocket food. It's quick and easy and can be grabbed while running out the door for school, sports or just to hang out with friends. Crescent rolls can be stuffed with fruit, meat or cheese for either a savory or sweet snack. These apple pie crescent rolls are delicious and next time I really want to try something like peaches or fresh berries. There must be a ton of combinations that would work, right?
I came across similar recipes on Pinterest and they all used a ton of sugar and cinnamon mixture. I really didn't feel the need to make these super sweet but adjust the amount you use to your own taste. You can also add nuts inside, however my kids aren't huge fans of nuts so I left them out. This is a pretty flexible recipe but I can say that these apple pie crescent rolls did not last long. The apples were still plenty crunchy, even after baking, which I prefer. If you are looking for a softer consistency, you can steam the apples for a few minutes before tucking them into your crescent rolls.
I brushed the outside of the crescent roll after baking with butter and added additional cinnamon and sugar. Since crescent rolls aren't sweet, I thought they really needed a little added something to make this more 'dessert like'. To prevent sticking, use this Amazon affiliate link for a silicone baking sheet. I have been very impressed with mine and nothing sticks to the cookie sheet!
So, I need more filling suggestions so I can try more crescent roll recipes this week! I am thinking apple, brie and walnuts? Pumpkin pie filing and pecans? Roast beef and blue cheese? Any other flavor combinations that would make an easy snack idea for kids or adults?
Apple Pie Crescent Rolls
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.