Hey Frugs! I recruited a guest blogger to teach us how to make a frugal and fabulous apple turnover. I mean, I want to offer something sweet for my sweeties! Yes, I’m corny. Please read this guest post by professional writer, editor and smart money spender Vanzetta Evans!
How to Make Apple Turnovers for Fewer than $3
By Vanzetta Evans
I was half watching one of my favorite talk shows with the TV on mute when I saw them making apple turnovers. They didn’t show the recipe, but I knew I could figure out a way to make it faster and cheaper than how they were doing it.
Here’s what you need:
· One tube of crescent rolls (Pillsbury, store brand or some other brand)
· One apple (I got mine as my side with my lunch at Panera, so it was free)
· 2 tablespoons sugar
· ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Slice the apple into 16 thin slices. Unroll the rolls and separate. Place 2 slices of apple on the widest end of each triangle. Sprinkle with enough cinnamon and sugar to cover the apple slices and a little on the dough. Roll dough and apples up starting from the widest end to the point. Sprinkle each turnover with more cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Serves 8.
Here’s what this dessert costs:
· $1.88 for the crescent rolls (I splurged and bought Pillsbury on sale. Store brand may be less)
· $0.50 for one apple (mine was free)
· $0.10 for cinnamon and sugar (estimate)
· Grand total – $2.48 for 8 turnovers
And for Frugalistas who are watching their waistlines as well as this wallet, each turnover has about 100 calories. You can also try this recipe with pears.