Surprise Recipe Swap – Easy Apple and Goat Cheese Turnovers

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One thing I love to do is find new blogs. Some of you might know that from my #FollowFriday feature which I highlight a blog I’m crushing on and share 5 of their posts. I’m excited to be taking part of the Surprise Recipe Swap for February. Each month, a blogger is assigned to another participating blogger and pick a recipe of theirs to make & post about. If this is something you’d like to join, click on the Surprise Recipe Swap image to sign up!

For February, my assigned blog was Red, White & Blueberries. Melissa’s recipes are All American with a Texas twist. Cooking for family is something Melissa grew accustomed to. Her Mother & Grandmother would spend their weekends and vacations cooking for everyone. These days, Melissa is making meals for her husband and his large Greek family. We’re talking 30+ people. (wowza!)

Easy Glazed Apple & Goat Cheese Turnovers #easyrecipe #breakfast #dessert thetastyfork.com

The recipe I selected from Red, White & Blueberries was Melissa’s easy apple turnovers. Turnovers are great because they can be eaten anytime of day. I like turnovers for a sweet breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up snack or as a dessert.

I really liked Melissa’s recipe because she took a little shortcut to get these turnovers on the table. For the dough, she used Pillsbury crescent rolls. This makes this dish super easy!

Easy Apple & Goat Cheese Turnovers  thetastyfork.com  #easyrecipe

I did make a few changes to the recipe — for the apples, I mixed two different kinds. I like a tart apple (like Granny Smith) and then a sweet apple (like Gala). I always do this trick with any apple recipe — pie or cobbler — because mixing two kinds of apples provide a balance of flavor. It won’t be too sweet or tart. I also added goat cheese. I like the creamy texture and savoriness goat cheese gives this sweet turnover. It’s definitely something different, but I think you’ll like addition!

Red, White & Blueberries Easy Apple Turnover Recipe is a new favorite! I’m sure I’ll be making it again when I’m short on time in the morning for breakfast, looking for an afternoon treat or we’re having guests for dinner and I need a quick dessert.

Glazed Apple & Goat Cheese Turnovers #easyrecipe thetastyfork.com

Easy Apple & Goat Cheese Turnovers

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, peeled and cubed. (I used 1 Granny Smith & 1 Gala Apple.)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 dash of salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 2-3 tbsp goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 – 4 tbsp. water
  • ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add apples and the next 5 ingredients. Cook until almost all of the liquid evaporates. (the liquid should be thick like a syrup.) This step will take about 15 minutes.
  3. Roll out each crescent into a square shape. Take a spoonful of the apple turnover filling and place it in the center of crescent. Sprinkle goat cheese on top. Fold up the sides and pinch the dough to seal everything inside. Place turnovers on a grease cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until brown.
  4. To make glaze - combine water, sugar and vanilla. Stir until well combined and no clumps are visible. Drizzle over turnover and serve.
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26 Responses

  1. A Baker’s Dozen of Delicious Dessert Recipes « says

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  2. Kate | Food Babbles says

    These sound so good Meghan! I adore goat cheese in any form but pairing it with apples in handheld form is pure perfection.

    • admin says

      It’s the perfect combo of sweet & savory!

  3. sarah says

    What a wonderful and tasty combination. I’ll definitely try this one since I’ve recently started to attend a cooking course. To be more precise, on Valentine’s day my boyfriend gave me an unusual Valentine’s present – he made a private booking for one of the courses organized by Zac’s cooking school in our native Vancouver – cooking classes for couples so I’m now collecting interesting recipes to come up with during that course. And I’m sure this recipe will most certainly be among the first ones we’ll try together.

    • admin says

      What a cute & fun gift!! I’m happy you two like to cook together and you’ll be trying the turnovers. Have a great evening!!

  4. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    these look great! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  5. Christina says

    I saw your link on Manic Mondays at Serendipity and Spice. This looks so yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe!!

    • admin says

      Thanks Christina! Glad you liked it!

  6. Ruthie says

    How cute! These are adorable and I’m sure delicious!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Liz says

    These sound delicious! I’ve never tried goat cheese with apples before but I’m willing to give it a try! :)

    • admin says

      I think you’ll really like it!

  8. Jessica says

    You had me at goat cheese. I love goat cheese mixed with something sweet. Add a pastry and I can’t resist! Such a good idea.

    • admin says

      Thanks, Jessica! I’ll add goat cheese to just about anything :)

  9. Erika @ One Recipe at a Time says

    Wow! These look and sound fabulous! I will have to try this very, very soon!

  10. Joan says

    Yummy!! The photos are good too!

    • admin says

      Thanks Joan!

  11. HungryLittleGirl says

    This sounds so so delicious! I am happy you had a good time with the SRS this month! Can’t wait for March!

    • admin says

      It’s a fun group to be a part of!!

  12. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    Dear Meghan & Melissa,
    Thank you for giving me another excuse to hoard crescent rolls.
    I love these.
    Sincerely,
    ~Heather

    • admin says

      On behalf of both of us, you’re welcome!

  13. Kari@Loaves n Dishes says

    I love that you paired tangy goat cheese with sweet and tart apples; the perfect combo!

    • admin says

      It’s my favorite thing to pair on a cheese plate, so I figured why not try it in a turnover!

  14. Melissa @Red, White and Blueberries says

    Thanks so much for choosing this recipe. It’s one of the most popular on my site! And I love the the way you made it savory! Definitely going to have to give this version a try.

    • admin says

      I can see why it’s so popular!! I loved it and will be making it again.

  15. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says

    Crescent rolls are the bomb!!! Love the apple in these!!!

    • admin says

      Crescents made the turnovers come together so easily! The apples taste like apple pie filling. YUM!

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