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Crescent Roll Cherry Turnover

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A crescent roll cherry turnover is a delicious and easy-to-make treat that can be enjoyed all year round.

These turnovers are a perfect combination of sweetness with a buttery crescent roll crust encasing juicy cherries and creamy cream cheese. The best part? You only need four ingredients to make them! With our foolproof recipe, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these delicious treats in no time.

A crescent roll cherry turnover is a perfect baked option for breakfast, dessert, or any time you need a little something sweet.

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What is a crescent roll cherry turnover?

A crescent roll cherry turnover is a pastry dessert made with crescent rolls, cream cheese, and cherry pie filling. The ingredients are layered and baked until golden brown.

What is the difference between a crescent roll cherry turnover and a regular cherry turnover?

The main difference between a crescent roll cherry turnover and a regular cherry turnover is the pastry used to make them.

A traditional cherry turnover is made with flaky pastry dough, while a crescent roll cherry turnover is made using a pre-made crescent roll dough.

Crescent roll dough is a pre-made dough that comes in a can. It is rolled out and then cut into triangles, which are then filled with cherry pie filling and folded over to create a turnover. Once the turnovers are assembled, they are typically brushed with an egg wash and baked until golden brown.

A regular cherry turnover is typically made from scratch using a pastry dough that is rolled out, cut into squares, and then filled with cherry pie filling. The edges are then sealed, and the turnovers are baked until they are flaky and golden brown.

Cherry Turnovers being held up to see the cherry interior

When it comes to the taste difference, the crescent roll cherry turnover has a slightly different texture and flavor than a regular cherry turnover.

The crescent roll dough is buttery and slightly sweet, which adds a different dimension to the overall flavor of the turnover. The crescent roll dough is not as flaky as traditional pastry dough, which can make the turnovers a bit denser.

However, both types of turnovers are delicious and satisfying desserts that are perfect for any occasion.

Other cherry pie filling recipes to make: Cherry Hand Pie Recipe, Cherry Cheesecake Poke Cake, 2 Ingredient Cherry Bars, or Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip,

What is the benefit of using canned pastry dough?

The main benefit of using a canned pastry dough is convenience.

Canned pastry dough comes pre-made and ready to use, so it eliminates the need for mixing ingredients and rolling out dough on your own. It also significantly cuts down on prep time, making it an ideal option when you’re in a rush or don’t have much time to cook.

When you want to make quick cherry turnovers like this recipe, using canned dough makes it so much easier and faster to put together!

Crescent Roll Cherry Turnovers on a plate

Ingredients for this easy cherry turnover recipe

This cherry pie turnover recipe only requires four ingredients to make!

Cherry pie filling

Cream cheese (room temp)

Sweetened condensed milk

Crescent Rolls

How to make homemade cherry turnovers

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Then in a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Set aside.

mixing the ingredients with a hand mixer

Then, one crescent triangle at a time, place 2-3 cherries and a dollop of cream cheese mixture on the widest end.

cherries in a bowl being scooped
filling the dough

Fold it over and using your fingers, press down around the cherries and mixture. This will help hold the filling in. Then fold the rest of the length of the crescent roll over and then under, and fold the sides under as well. If you prefer the filling to overflow, feel free to add more.

folding crescent dough

Line up the turnovers on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Add some egg wash to the tops and bake for 8-9 minutes. 

Crescent Roll Cherry Turnovers on a pan
adding an egg was to the cherry turnovers

Enjoy while still warm or after cooling off.

Cherry Turnovers on a cooling rack

Optional: Sprinkle a small amount of white sugar on top of the turnovers after adding the egg wash. This will add some more sweetness.

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How long do crescent roll cherry turnovers last?

When stored properly, these crescent roll cherry turnovers will last for up to 3 days. To keep them fresh, store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can you freeze crescent roll cherry turnovers?

Yes, crescent roll cherry turnovers can be frozen, making them a convenient make-ahead dessert or snack option.

To freeze crescent roll cherry turnovers, first, let them cool completely after baking. Then, wrap each turnover individually in plastic wrap, and place them in a resealable freezer bag or airtight container. Label the container with the date and contents before placing it in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat the turnovers, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for about an hour. To refresh the turnovers and restore their crispiness, warm them in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until they are heated through.

plated Cherry Turnovers with one opened to show the cherry interior

It’s important to note that frozen crescent roll cherry turnovers should be consumed within 1-2 months for optimal freshness and flavor. Additionally, while freezing may slightly alter the texture of the pastry, the overall taste of the turnovers will still be delicious.

Crescent roll cherry turnovers are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is sure to impress your friends and family. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic baking techniques, you can whip up a batch of these mouth-watering treats in no time.

Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert, crescent roll cherry turnovers are the perfect combination of sweet, buttery pastry and juicy, flavorful cherry filling. And with the option to freeze them for later, these turnovers are also a convenient make-ahead dessert that can be enjoyed anytime.

Yield: 16

Crescent Roll Cherry Turnover

Cherry Turnovers being held up to see the cherry interior

Learn how to make a homemade crescent roll cherry turnover. This is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion! Try this recipe and treat yourself to a sweet, tasty dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • 4 oz. of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cans of Crescent Rolls

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

    2. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Set aside.

    3. One crescent triangle at a time, place 2-3 cherries and a dollop of cream cheese mixture on the widest end. Fold it over and using your fingers, press down around the cherries and mixture. This will help hold the filling in. Then fold the rest of the length of the crescent roll over and then under, and fold the sides under as well. If you prefer the filling to overflow, feel free to add more.

    4. Line up the turnovers on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add some egg wash to the tops and bake for 8-9 minutes.

    5. Enjoy while still warm or after cooling off.

Notes

Optional: Sprinkle a small amount of white sugar on top of the turnovers after adding the egg wash. This will add some more sweetness.

Fun side note: If you don’t want to waste the other 4 oz. of the cream cheese block and the other half of the sweetened condensed milk, go ahead and add it all to the bowl when mixing. Once the turnovers are made, add any leftover cherry pie filling to the mixture and you’ll have some extra “Cherry Cheesecake Dip” as another sweet treat. Dipping graham crackers in the mixture is super tasty.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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