Sunday, April 25, 2010

Apple Crescents

Don't forget, my super fun giveaway going on through Thursday...hurry and enter now!

This recipe comes from the cookbook included in my super fun giveaway. (it's possible that your definition of "super fun" may be a little different from mine, I lead a somewhat mundane life)


I modified the recipe a bit to try to make it a bit more calorie conscious.  I've gained a few pounds back and need to try to reign it in a bit.
That reminds me...have you seen this cool thing at Spark Recipes?  It's a recipe calculator where you can input all the ingredients from your recipe and it gives you the nutrition info per serving. I think this could come in pretty handy!
(according to their calculator, these have about 125 calories each after my substitutions)


I thought it looked like this crescent had a mouth, and so I got a little silly at Picnik.


In my opinion, these were delicious, the sauce was just right, and my house smelled like I'd been making apple pie all day!  
Here is the original recipe, with my changes in parentheses.  Also this makes 8 crescents, and I halved everything to just make 4.

Ingredients:
1 eight oz can refrigerated crescent rolls (used reduced fat)
2 granny smith apples, peeled and quartered
1 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cups sugar  (used splenda)
1/2 cup butter  (used butter buds dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Unroll crescents and separate.  Wrap each apple quarter with crescent. (I sprinkled cinnamon on each apple quarter before wrapping it)  Place each apple in sprayed 9x13 inch baking dish.
Combine orange juice, sugar, butter, and cinnamon in saucepan and bring to boil.
Pour over crescents and bake 30 minutes until golden and bubbly.

21 comments:

Jen said...

YUM and even calorie conscience!! That's great!!

Thanks for helping me celebrate my SITS day today!!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What scrumptious little treats! Only 125 calories? That's great. I can have two!

Mimi said...

All my treats should be low calorie. These look perfect.
Mimi

theUngourmet said...

Crescent rolls make recipes so much quicker. This looks delicious! I'll take mine with a dollop of vanilla ice cream! :P

Cathy said...

These apple crescents looks so delicious and not overly sweet. Crescent rolls are such a time saver when we need a quick and tasty dessert.

3 hungry tummies said...

oh forget about the calories lol They look so good I'll gladly have all 4!

Sara said...

What a great recipe! Apple desserts are always wonderful.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

I LOVE that you have a quote from Kai-Lan here. Totally had me busting up laughing.

Oh, and as for this post? Y-U-M! I love it. Anything that makes my house smell like I have been baking all day is a good thing. :)

-Francesca

The Blonde Duck said...

Sweet wounded wuffles.

Steph said...

Wow, I've never tried anything like this before.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Thanks for the modifications. I'm dieting too and all calories saved are welcomed!

Emily said...

YUM!!! I love it when my house smells like apple pie!

doggybloggy said...

what a nice little treat

Joanne said...

These look like little bites of apple pie-ish heaven! I can't believe they are so low cal!

Abby said...

My dad would love those! And it's pastry so of course I'm game. Awesome.

From the Kitchen said...

These looks delicious. I'm just making a Thursday grocery list and am going to put the ingredients on for a weekend treat. Thanks so much for the recipe. I'm now off to check out your spinach lasagna rolls.

Best,
Bonnie

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Yum and cute crescents!

Autumn said...

This look wonderful! Love apple pie-like dishes and the fact that they are low cal is even better!

grace said...

yes, i can appreciate the fact that you made these a little less sinful, but i'd throw all that to the wind with the ample ice cream i'd add. :)

Christy said...

125 calories is really great for a sweet treat...i bet you only need one. thanks for the great idea!

Ingrid said...

LOL....it does look like it has a mouth.

I make something similar ... It stuff mine with whatever. Sometimes they're sweet and sometimes savory. So easy so good.
~ingrid