Apple Peanut Butter Crescents

Crescent roll desserts are some of my favorite recipes to make for quick fix sweets. My Apple Peanut Butter Crescents could not be more simple to prepare and so perfect for parties!

If you love crescent roll desserts like we do, try our Fluffernutter Churro Cheesecake Bars recipe.

apple crescent roll baked on baking sheet

Crescent Roll Desserts

Today we are talking Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I am kinda in love with them. There are about a zillion things you can do to create an amazing little work of art. I developed a simple Roasted Apples and Peanut Butter Crescent recipe that is going to knock your socks off. Just wait until you give these a try. I LOVE the apples and peanut butter combo, it works so lovely inside the crescent dough! This is such a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen with you. They’ll love to help in all of these simple steps. Enjoy!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy To Make. With just a few ingredients needed, these sweet crescent rolls are made in no time at all.
  • Apple Peanut Butter Combo. There’s something magical about apples and peanut butter together. This sweet recipe is absolutely delicious.
  • Perfect For Brunch. I love making this recipe for brunch and weekend entertaining. Easy and impressive.

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sliced apples in mixing bowl

What You’ll Need

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this apple peanut butter crescent roll recipe at home. See the recipe card located at the bottom of the post for full details.

  • Butter– I generally use salted butter for all of my cooking and baking.
  • Apples– You can use Granny Smith Apples or any of your favorite variety of apple for the recipe.
  • Ground Cinnamon– Ground cinnamon is used in the apples and sprinkled on top of the crescents with sugar.
  • Brown Sugar– Light or dark brown sugar works just fine for the recipe.
  • Crescent Rolls– Find the crescent rolls in the refrigerated section of the grocery store near the canned biscuits and pizza dough.
  • Peanut Butter– Use your favorite creamy peanut butter for the recipe.
  • Granulated Sugar– You’ll use the sugar along with ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top of the crescent rolls.

How To Make Apple Peanut Butter Crescents

Preheat Oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and large skillet over medium heat.

Cook Apples. Add butter to skillet to melt. Stir in apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Let cook for about 3 minutes. Apples should not be too soft. Remove from heat.

Spread Crescent Rolls With Peanut Butter. Unroll crescents onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat liner. Spread each crescent evenly with a heaping teaspoon or two of peanut butter.

Fill and Roll Crescent Rolls. Place a spoonful of spiced apples to the wide end of the crescent. Starting at wide end of crescent, start rolling to thin end (see pictures for a visual).

cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top of crescent rolls

Sprinkle With Cinnamon Sugar. Sprinkle tops with sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Bake. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then serve warm.

Recipe Tips For Success

  • Use Silpat or Parchment Paper. To prevent sticking, use a silpat liner or parchment paper over your baking sheet.
  • Use a Tart Apple. Use Granny Smith Apples for a nice tart apple that is perfect with the sweet filling.
  • Try Topping With Ice Cream. Use your favorite vanilla ice cream to scoop on top of the warm baked crescents.
apple crescent roll baked on baking sheet

How To Serve

Serve these easy to make apple peanut butter crescent rolls warm. Try sprinkling with powdered sugar and even topping with vanilla ice cream for an even sweeter treat.

Leftovers

Store any leftover crescent rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions

For best re-heating results, place crescent rolls in the air fryer at 350 degrees F. for 3-5 minutes, until hot and crisp.

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apple crescent roll baked on baking sheet

Apple Peanut Butter Crescents

These Apple Peanut Butter Crescents are the perfect quick fix sweet treat for any occasion!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $25
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper or silpat liner
  • serrated knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoons
  • Skillet
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples I used pink lady, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 12 ounce can Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls 8 count
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and large skillet over medium heat. Add butter to skillet to melt. Stir in apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Let cook for about 3 minutes. Apples should not be too soft. Remove from heat.
  • Unroll crescents onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat liner. Spread each crescent evenly with a heaping teaspoon or two of peanut butter. Place a spoonful of spiced apples to the wide end of the crescent. Starting at wide end of crescent, start rolling to thin end (see pictures for a visual). Sprinkle tops with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then serve warm.

Notes

  • Use Silpat or Parchment Paper. To prevent sticking, use a silpat liner or parchment paper over your baking sheet.
  • Use a Tart Apple. Use Granny Smith Apples for a nice tart apple that is perfect with the sweet filling.
  • Try Topping With Ice Cream. Use your favorite vanilla ice cream to scoop on top of the warm baked crescents.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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29 Responses
  1. Jamie

    These look so good, and maybe easy enough that even I can make them! ๐Ÿ˜‚ My question is, I want to take them to a gathering tomorrow but wonโ€™t have time to make them between work and dinner, so Iโ€™m making them tonight to take tomorrow. Are they still ok reheated after being refrigerated? Any advise on the best method of doing so? Thanks, and I canโ€™t wait to taste the results! ๐Ÿ˜

  2. Patricia Desilets

    Bravo Tina! N’aurait pas pu dire mieux. Couldn’t have said it better! Think I’ll make these for Easter brunch. Bon appetit!

  3. tinasdeliciousdishes.com

    I think everyone needs to realize when they visit someone’s blog/website, that is that persons “home”. Would you go into someone’s home and be unkind, critical or disrespectful? This is Jenny’s “home” and should be treated with respect. If you don’t agree with her, don’t like her recipes, just go back home. Literally, press your home button on your computer and leave. The world wide web is a tremendous place of knowledge and we can all learn so much from it. The one thing that we can’t learn is manners – momma should have taught you that! So that is my two cents!
    Have a fab-u-licious day and Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  4. Amy

    Jackie, why waste your time leaving a rude comment? Nobody is forcing you to make these recipes or feed them to your family. I love the recipes on here and my family is healthy and all of our BMIs are within a normal range. It’s called moderation and being active.

  5. Emily @ Life on Food

    These look great and so easy. Totally want this for breakfast and not do an apple pie for Thanksgiving dessert. Do you think anyone would notice?

  6. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    Yum! Gotta try these..especially with the peanut butter on them! Thanks for all the great recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jackie Marvel

    Almost all of your recipes are super unhealthy. Why would we cook and feed our families this food on a daily basis? Hello, Type II Diabetes. Feeding your family this food – because they are ‘picky’ – will result in obesity and chronic disease. Not to mention the fact that a lot of recipes that load junk food on top of junk food on top of processed convenience foods is somehow real cooking demonstrates how low the bar has sunk for women interested in feeding their families and “cooking.”

    1. Joyce

      What is wrong w/YOU!! Nobody is forcing you to cook this way, or make these recipes!! There is no need for your derogatory comment!!

  8. Tieghan

    These look killer! Warm peanut butter apple crescents sound soo good! I love Pillsbury products! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and I have been loving your instagram pics! Keep having fun in vegas!!

  9. Tina

    My husband will love these since he is a huge peanut butter and apples fan. Do you have any suggestions for making similar without pb for the kids? I was thinking of just the apples or possibly using nutella or biscoff spread?

  10. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker

    Seems like crescent rolls are the perfect vehicles for recipes like this. Now I really want one for breakfast!

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