Pudding or pie filling
Frosting, caramel, nuts, candies, or other toppings
What is our obsession with cake pops? Is it that they can be decorated to look like flowers, animals, planets, or other works of art? Is it that, when we serve cake pops, we don’t have to dirty plates and silverware? It can’t be that they’re super easy to make; they’re usually quite involved. It seems, though, that when we serve cake pops to our party or holiday guests, they appear happy and satisfied. For someone like me, serving cake pops for every special occasion just isn’t going to do the job. I simply have to serve something different each time; I don’t know why. Cake pops one time, pie pops for the next occasion. After that, cookie pops, and then, doughnut hole pops. Right now, it’s turnover pops!
Guests attending any of your parties will grab turnover pops and gobble them. They’re so much different than cake pops and, instead of a single bite or two of each cake, a guest gets a real dessert. A cake pop might be cute but a popover pop is filling. Plus, it’s so tasty, with its cherry, apple, blueberry, or other filling. You can make them quickly and serve them at your next party.
With crescent rolls, you can make delicious turnovers of any flavor, and serve them as pops – on sticks. Open up the crescents and tear them at the perforations so that you separate the pieces into squares – not triangles. Use pie filling, pudding, or other fillers, to make the turnovers that you want to feed your guests.
Lay a square of the dough out on a baking sheet and place a spoonful of pie filling or other filling. Bring one top corner up and over to the opposite corner, at the bottom. This will form a triangle of dough with the filling inside. Pinch all of the edges to ensure that the filling will stay inside.
Bake the crescent rolls according to the temperature and instructions on the roll. Remove them from the oven, allow to cool, and then add the toppings that you want. Popovers can be covered with frosting, caramel topping, a thin coat of chocolate syrup, or even melted cheese (apple pie). You can sprinkle on colored sugar, candy sprinkles, or other tiny candies (optional).
Slide a wooden skewer into each turnover and push it into the center of the dessert. Stand the turnovers up in a Styrofoam block to present them at the party. No cake pops this time? Cool!