Needless to say, I'm ready for some apple cookin'! I came up with this idea because I didn't want to make a pie, but I wanted pie. I know, it makes perfect sense. (This idea may exist somewhere out there in internet land already--I don't claim to be original). So why not wrap apple pie filling in crescent dough?
Apple Pie Crescents
~maybe not an original idea, but my own recipe
2 tubes of crescent roll dough
5 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Combine chopped apples with lemon juice. Stir in flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss until apples are well-coated. If desired, let apple mixture sit for 15 minutes to juice up. Unroll crescents into individual triangles. Place a spoonful of apple mixture onto wide end of crescents; roll up. It will seem overflowing--but the apples will shrink when cooked so that is what you want. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 14-15 minutes, or until crescents are golden brown.
Combine 3 T. melted butter, 1/4 t. vanilla and 1/2-1 cup powdered sugar until drizzling consistency. Drizzle over hot crescents.
I had about one and a half cups of apple filling left over. Tomorrow I'll show you what I did with it. It made a yummy breakfast!