Easy Apple Turnovers

Easy Apple Turnovers JENRON DESIGNS

Easy Apple Turnovers

Happy fall y’all, are you starting to get ready for the season? Today I am making Easy Apple Turnovers to get ready for Fall!


Happy fall y’all, today I wanted to share a quick and easy favorite that makes an easy dessert, or even a nice breakfast or brunch treat. These are my semi-homemade easy Apple turnovers that I make in my air fryer. I say semi-homemade since I am taking a little help for the pastry dough, using a canned crescent dough.Apple Picking JENRON DESIGNSAfter a day of Apple Picking, which we love to do this time of year, you can check out that post at previous link. I find that I always need a few fun recipes for all the fresh apples we collect on our journey. This recipe is one of Ron’s favorites, along with my cheddar cheese crust apple pie, another family favorite. Which has a crust similar to a cheese straw, a true southern delicacy and a must try, so check out that link too.  Ingrediants for filling JENRON DESIGNSAfter cleaning your apples, coring, peeling and dicing them up, mix them with a 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice, 2 tablespoons cinnamon, and 1/4 tablespoons nutmeg, into a large skillet or Instant Pot for quicker hands-free cooking. Cooking Apples JENRON DESIGNSYou will need to cook the apples for at least 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly in your nonstick skillet, until the apples are soft. Tip: Allow your apples to slightly cool before you fill the crescent rolls, this makes them easier to roll.

Should you choose to use your Instant pot; you will need to cook the apples at High-Pressure Manual Cook for 10 minutes and allow for natural release.Cooked Apples JENRON DESIGNSPrep your crescent roll dough for the turnovers. It will only take 2 tablespoons of filling for each turnover; so you will have enough filling leftover to freeze for a pie or cobbler. I also really like the Hawaiian Sweet Crescent Rolls for the turnovers.Apple Turnovers JENRON DESIGNSPlace filling inside and roll up your crescent rolls per directions on the can. Lightly dust with additional outside with cinnamon and sugar. Place 4 into your Air Fryer too allow room for expansion and bake for 4-5 minutes at 390 degrees.Bake Apple Turnovers JENRON DESIGNS

Drizzling with icing is really the best part and makes these turnovers taste amazing. When they are finished baking and have sufficiently cooled, I personally like to drizzle my turnovers with an old school version of a simple icing mixture made with confectioners’ sugar and water. This simple icing is made in a 2 to 1 ratio, so you can make as much as you need for your turnovers. It is also great for lemon bundt cakes just like momma used to make!


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Easy Apple Turnovers

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Air Fryer, Apple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Turnover Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 220kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 8 Apples- Preferred Granny or Pink Lady Diced, Peeled, Cored
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar save extra dash mixed with cinnamon for outside of crescents
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp  Cinnamon  for filling, save extra dash mixed with sugar for outside of crescents
  • 1/4 tbsp Nutmeg- fresh ground
  • 1 can Crescent Rolls or Hawaiian Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 cup  Confectioners Sugar Icing- mixed with 4 tbsp Water Icing optional


  • Peel, core and cube all apples and pears place into Skillet or Instant Pot.
  • Mix in brown sugar, granulated sugar, spices, flour and orange juice with slotted spoon.
  • Make sure that fruit is coated well. Stir constantly for 10-15 minutes into tender for skillet cooking.
  • For- Instant Pot Lid and set for Manual High Pressure Cook for 10 minutes. When finished cooking allow to natural vent.
  • Take crescent dough and prepare according to can direction leaving crescents open for filing.
  • Add 2 tbsp of cooled filling to the center section of each crescent and roll up per can instructions.
  • Place 4 into Air Fryer for 4-5 minutes at 390 degrees. Remove and allow to cool prior to icing.
  • OPTIONAL ICING: While cooling turnovers you can make a quick icing drizzle by combining 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar with 4 tbsp of warm warm (you may need a touch more for certain altitudes but start with 4 tbsp and add a 1/2 tbsp until you reach the desired consistency). I mix this is a plastic sandwich bag by kneading it in my hands, then snip the tip to pipe on the turnovers.

Want to see more Apple Recipes and Apple Decor for the fall? Check out these great links from our other Apples Posts:

Hot Caramel Apple Toddy

Bushel & Peck Table Setting

Setting a Fall Transitional Fall Porch

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  1. Amber Myers

    5 stars
    I just love apple desserts. I cannot wait to make these!

  2. Monica Simpson

    5 stars
    Apple is my favorite fall flavor and scent! These look delicious.

  3. Tisha

    5 stars
    These are going on my to make list right now

  4. Amber Myers

    5 stars
    I am all about easy desserts. These look delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I tried these for my family after apple picking and we loved them! How delish and tasty. What a treat.

  6. 5 stars
    I love that you can make it in the airfrier! It sounds delicious!

  7. I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe for your fall adventure!

  8. The airfryer makes them super quick and easy too!

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve always wanted to try this at home! You make it sound so easy I’m gonna make this at home! Thanks!

  10. They are super easy, I hope you give them a try this season and let me know what you think!

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