Easy Apple Turnovers with Canned Biscuits

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Just bringing you easy and affordable recipes these days huh!  To make these Apple Turnovers from scratch would be divine but since many of us don’t have the time, I found a shortcut from the coolest cookbook ever, 101 Things to Do with Canned Biscuits!  These only take a few minutes to prepare and about the same amount of time to cook.

I love cookbooks like this and if you’re into this stuff, check out the whole line of 101 things cookbooks for fun and easy recipes.


  • 1 can (16.3oz) biscuits
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 400′.  Flatten each biscuit into a 6″ round.  Place 2 heaping tablespoons of pie filling on each biscuit.  Moisten edges of dough with water.  Fold over and press edges firmly with a fork to seal.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Mix cinnamon and sugar and then sprinkly over top of biscuits.  USE IT ALL.  It might seem like a lot but it’s really not.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  YUMMY!

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Cinnamon Sugar

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Apple Turnovers with Canned Biscuits


  1. Sandy

    Hi! I just found your website yesterday and I love it! Gonna make these with my g-kids tonite! I’ll let you know how they turn out!!

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  2. Chris

    Those look amazing! Sugar, apple, cinnamon… have you ever fried them? You know, for that extra bit of flavor?

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  3. Lori A

    These look SOOOOO yummy! I can’t wait to try them. My 5yo son loves apple pie and will probably love these!

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  4. maria

    I made these this afternoon after reading your post! Everyone loved them!! super Easy and affordable!!! Thanks so much!!!

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  5. Laurel

    You are so fabulous for sharing this recipe. Thank you!

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  6. Treehouse Chef

    I love recipes that are easy and delicious! I am making this over the weekend when my daughters will be home from college.

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  7. The Food Hunter

    Those look delicious. Especially with all that cinnamon.

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  8. chrystal

    Wow, these look great! I don’t like apples so I’m going to try them with peaches!

    Posted on March 10, 2009
  9. rochelle308

    Oh my goodness, this looks sooo good. I can’t wait to make them. These would be great for individual deserts for dinner parties.

    Posted on March 11, 2009
  10. Mary Ann Carmichael

    Can you make them with cherry pie filling? Just wondering since it’s what I have on hand.

    Posted on March 11, 2009
  11. Brandi

    These look and sound so delicious! Thanks for such an easy and affordable recipe! I bet you could use just about any kind of fruit…hmmm… :)

    Posted on March 11, 2009
  12. Debbie

    I grew up on these, all flavors of pie filling, only we did fry them. We called them fried pies and back before “fried” was so bad for you, we had many a fund raiser at our church selling “fried pies”. We never had a bad sell day when these were on the menu. They are great for slumber parties too. Everyone has a great time.

    Posted on March 17, 2009
  13. Treehouse Chef

    made these with my stepdaughters over the weekend and they had so much fun! Plus the pies were very delicious! There is such a variety with what you can put inside–we were thinking maybe using chocolate next time.

    Posted on March 19, 2009
  14. Maple Butcher Blocks

    Love those simple receipts. Being a guy I just want it to be easy to make it and good to eat

    Posted on March 23, 2009
  15. JT Purdom

    Try this one folks!
    1 pound ground beef
    1/2 pound ground pork
    1 small onion diced
    4 cloves crushed garlic
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    6 green onions chopped
    tablespoon dried parsley
    1/8 teaspoon celery salt
    1/4 cup flour
    canned biscuits
    cooking oil (i prefer peanut oil)

    Brown the ground beef, pork, garlic and onions, drain the fat, add all of the seasonings, green onions, and parsley reduce to simmer stir every couple of minutes, add about 1/4 cup of water and bring the heat back up to medium high, stir in the flour and let it get thick!
    set the mixture aside and let cool
    bring you cooking oil up to 350 or 375
    roll each biscuit into a 4-5 inch circles, add a good heaping tablespoon of the meat in the center, wet the edges with some water or egg wash and fold over, and try to push some of the air out, seal the edges with a fork, and deep fry until golden brown
    These are wonderful as they are, but i also like to take a container of sour cream and add some dill to it with a pureed cucumber and serve as a sauce!
    These are reminiscent of the old cajun meat pies i loved to eat in southern louisiana.

    Posted on June 4, 2009
  16. ronda

    looks good..but i’m wonderin can i make a “cobbler” like..out of this same recipe? if so..how exactly?

    Posted on June 9, 2009


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  19. tanyetta

    I just did a google search and was quite delighted to see a familiar blog for this recipe. I have 2 cans of biscuits and wanted to make some turnovers. I am off to make this now. Thank YOU :)

    Posted on January 1, 2010
  20. Gloria Jennings

    My granddaughter and I made these with candied yams. Yummy.

    Posted on December 19, 2011
  21. Tess

    i made these last night- delicious- the kids loved them-thanks for the receipe….i also made the pinto beans and the hamburger pattys and mozzarella sticks and calazones last night- omg- what was i thinking- trying to tackle so many recipes with a 9 mth old, and a 3 and 4 yr old- i was in the kitchen from 530-730- never again- next time- 1 new receipe a day :) all was good though

    Posted on June 5, 2013

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