Cherry Almond Turnovers (only 5 ingredients)


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 prep 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 bake :).

Cherry Almond Turnovers (only FIVE ingredients) | Cooking Classy

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)


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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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