Cherry Almond Turnovers (only 5 ingredients)


Cherry Almond Turnovers (only FIVE ingredients) | Cooking Classy

Most of the time I’m all about making things from scratch, but every now and then I’ll pull out a box of some kind. We all need a super easy recipe for when we are craving a good sweet but are feeling too lazy for a bunch of prepĀ sometimes. Plus, I thought I’d throw a recipe out there for your loved one to make you on Valentines day in case they don’t like to bakeĀ :).

These really couldn’t get any easier and they really do taste delicious! My husband came home from work and ate three within a number of minutes, then the next day came home asking for more. My kids couldn’t get over them either. I think it’s the almond glaze that really takes them over the top. I love a little almond extract with fruit flavors like strawberry, raspberry or cherry. If you’d like you can use another flavor of pie filling in place of the cherry, I would like to try strawberry or raspberry next time.

If you don’t want sixteen of these you can easily make half a batch, then just save your remaining pie filling to add to your morning oatmeal or something.


Cherry Almond Turnovers (only FIVE ingredients) | Cooking Classy

Cherry Almond Turnovers (only 5 ingredients)

Cherry Almond Turnovers (only 5 ingredients)


  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 (21) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk, then more as needed
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • Preheat oven to temperature listed on package of crescent roll dough (mine listed 375). Open, unroll and separate crescents onto two parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheets.
  • Spoon a slightly heaping 1 Tbsp of the pie filling near the large end of each of the crescents (you'll only use about 3/4 of the can of filling). Roll to opposite end and tuck the top corner under. Bake in preheated oven according to time listed on crescent roll package (mine listed 9 -12 minutes).
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk and almond extract, adding more milk to thin about 1/2 tsp at a time as needed. Serve warm or allow glaze to set and store in an airtight container.

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  • sara: Ooooooooh these look SO GOOD! Need to make. :) January 29, 2015 at 11:07am Reply

  • Sammi @ Sunshine Recipes: Those look and sound delish. My husband would be all over these! January 29, 2015 at 11:32am Reply

  • June Burns: Oh wow those look great! Such a terrific simple pastry… :) January 29, 2015 at 12:01pm Reply

  • Tara: These look like they would make a nice Valentine’s Day breakfast ;) xx January 29, 2015 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: These are soooo pretty! I made turnovers like this about a year ago, but my folding skills are clearly no where near as neat and tidy as yours and mine didn’t turn out quite as pretty! You make the prettiest food – I just want to dive in! January 29, 2015 at 2:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment, and as do you! January 29, 2015 at 8:52pm Reply

  • Jeanette: These look super amazing and super easy! Thank you. January 29, 2015 at 3:08pm Reply

  • Barbara: Now why didn’t I think of that!? lol
    They look so good and I don’t even like cooked fruit! January 29, 2015 at 10:44pm Reply

  • Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking: I wish I was lucky enough for my guy to bake me something for Valentine’s Day! But… I don’t know if he’s ever baked anything in his life, other than meat or a pasta dish. Somehow, I still think he could handle these! Pinned! January 30, 2015 at 10:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for sharing Amy! January 31, 2015 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Such pretty turnovers and you can’t go wrong with only 5 ingredients! :) February 3, 2015 at 5:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! February 5, 2015 at 5:43pm Reply

  • Melissa: Oh man, I was just looking at my 3 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls in the fridge yesterday and thinking, “What am I going to do with these?” Now I know! I can almost taste them right now…. February 4, 2015 at 2:18pm Reply

  • Peggy Sears: Could you use apple pie filling instead? February 2, 2016 at 11:18am Reply

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