Apple Crescent Rolls

BY : PUBLISHED : September 8th, 2022 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

Want a simple sweet treat that’s easy to make? Try these homemade apple crescent rolls that are ready in under 30 minutes! This easy vegan recipe uses packaged crescent roll dough and baked apples to create a heavenly pastry that’s perfect for brunch, breakfast, or even an afternoon snack or dessert!

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completed vegan apple crescents scattered on a white surface

I can never get enough apples during the fall! I love going to the market and discovering new varieties of apples in all shades of color!

When I bring them home, I can bake up all my favorites! From a vegan apple pie, apple cranberry crisp, and of course baked stuffed apples! What's your favorite way to prepare apples in the fall?

But the beauty of this easy apple crescent roll recipe is you can make these anytime of the year! So bake up a batch and watch them disappear.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy recipe. So simple to make and would even be a fun recipe to make with the kids!
  • Simple flavors. Cinnamon and apples with just a touch of salt highlight the wonderful combination of fall flavors.
  • Family-friendly! Everyone is going to love these vegan crescent rolls! 
  • Perfect homemade pastry for weekend brunch for the family or larger groups.

What Goes Into This Recipe

This simple recipe for apple cinnamon crescent rolls requires only five ingredients! Grab them on your next trip to the store and you'll be ready to bake them up!

ingredients for Apple Crescent Rolls on a white surface
  • Crescent rolls: This vegan crescent rolls recipe uses a tube of crescent rolls. You can find these in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. Believe it or not, most brands are vegan since they are made without dairy because butter doesn’t last as long as hydrogenated oils.
  • Apple: Honeycrisp apples are my favorite for their ultra-crisp texture and sweet flavor. You can swap it for other varieties of apples but try to avoid apples that have an overly mealy texture.
  • Sugar: I used a mixture of brown sugar, coconut sugar, and Stevia. Any granulated sugar option works.
  • Cinnamon: The perfect spice to pair with apples. 
  • Vegan butter: To brush over the tops of the crescent rolls before baking in the oven. Adds a nice final bit of flavor and helps the apple cinnamon crescent rolls brown up nicely in the oven.

How To Make Vegan Crescent Rolls with Apple

  • 1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prepare your baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • 2) Place the sliced apples on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • 3) While apples are baking, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl and mix well.
  • 4) Roll out the crescent rolls and lightly brush with vegan butter and sprinkle each with a little of the sugar mixture.
  • 5) Place a baked apple slice into each crescent roll and roll it up. Brush the tops of the rolled crescent rolls with vegan butter and sprinkle more sugar on top. Bake apple crescent rolls according to the directions on the package.

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • Use a crisp and flavorful apple for the best outcome!
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for an even baking temperature.
  • Cut the apples into thin, even slices so they bake evenly.
  • Serve up cinnamon apple crescent rolls warm for the best flavor!
Are Granny Smith apples good for baking?

Yes, they are! They have a great crisp texture that holds up well when baked. Plus, they aren't as sweet as some apples which makes them perfect for baking desserts that aren't overly sweet.

Can I use puff pastry dough instead of crescent dough?

Yes, you can if the puff pastry dough is vegan. Many stores now carry vegan puff pastry. Follow the directions on the package for rolling it out. Cut the dough into isosceles triangles in order to roll them up as crescent rolls.

Can I freeze apple crescent rolls?

Yes, you can! Layer them in a storage bag or container in a single layer after they are completely cooled. Freeze them for up to three months. Allow them to thaw out on the container and then reheat in an oven at 325° F until warm.

completed vegan apple crescents scattered on a white surface

Variations

  • Other fruit: Use fresh baked stone fruits such as peaches or plums.
  • Berries: Use any vegan berry jam with the apple or swap the apple for some sliced fresh berries.
  • Vegan chocolate: Place a small piece of dark chocolate in the middle to make dairy-free chocolate crescent rolls. Or sprinkle some chips over the baked apple for an apple and chocolate combination!
  • Add some nuts: Sprinkle a few chopped toasted walnuts or pecans over the apple just before wrapping it up.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed vegan apple crescents scattered on a white surface
completed vegan apple crescents scattered on a white surface

Apple Crescent Rolls

Stephanie Lundstrom
Want a simple sweet treat that’s easy to make? Try these homemade apple crescent rolls! This easy vegan recipe uses packaged crescent roll dough and baked apples to create a heavenly pastry that’s perfect for brunch, breakfast, or even an afternoon snack or dessert.
5 from 52 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 148 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar I used 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 tablespoon coconut sugar and Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegan butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Place apples on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • While apples are baking, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Roll out crescent rolls and lightly brush with vegan butter and sprinkle each with a little of the sugar mixture.
  • Roll an apple into each crescent roll and brush the tops with vegan butter and sprinkle more sugar on top. Bake according to package.

Notes

  • Use a crisp and flavorful apple for the best outcome!
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for an even baking temperature.
  • Cut the apples into thin, even slices so they bake evenly.
  • Serve up cinnamon apple crescent rolls warm for the best flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 390mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.4mg
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  1. Teodora says

    5 stars
    Perfect fall recipe! So good and easy!

    • Andrea White says

      Yesss! So good for fall and all the fall smells in the kitchen!

  2. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Omg these look delicious so good!

    • Andrea White says

      They're toooo good! Such a yummy snack!

  3. Beatriz says

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Want to make them every week 🙂

    • Andrea White says

      If I could, I would too! They're too good!

  4. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    Super fast, easy and just all around delicious!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! Such a great apple treat!

  5. Rachel says

    5 stars
    These apple crescents look so fancy—I can't believe how easy they are to make! Will be making these often!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! So easy, sweet, and fun to make!

  6. Andrea White says

    5 stars
    these apple rolls are so easy and so tasty!

  7. Jenn says

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious !

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! So delicious and easy to make!

  8. Katie says

    5 stars
    These apple crescents are the perfect vegan dessert! Easy to make and a perfect weeknight dessert!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! Such a sweet and healthy treat!

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