Apple Turnovers Recipe

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Apple turnovers are a delightful pastry that combines a flaky, golden crust with a warm, spiced apple filling.

Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, these turnovers are a treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

The ease of preparation and the comforting flavors make this recipe a must-try for any baking enthusiast.


For the filling:

  • 2 cups peeled and diced apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

For the pastry:

  • 1 package puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the glaze (optional):

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, lemon juice, and flour.

Mix well to coat the apples evenly with the sugar and spices.

Roll out the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.

Cut each sheet into four equal squares.

Place about 2 tablespoons of the apple filling in the center of each square.

In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg and water to create an egg wash.

Brush the edges of the pastry squares with the egg wash.

Fold each square into a triangle, enclosing the apple filling.

Press the edges with a fork to seal them.

Place the turnovers on the prepared baking sheet.

Brush the tops with the remaining egg wash.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the turnovers are golden brown and puffed.

If you choose to make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Drizzle the glaze over the warm turnovers before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Each apple turnover contains approximately:

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 3g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of apple?

Yes, you can use any type of apple you prefer. Granny Smith apples add a tart flavor, while Fuji or Honeycrisp apples add sweetness.

How should I store leftover turnovers?

Store leftover apple turnovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the oven to maintain their crispiness.

Can I freeze the turnovers before baking?

Yes, you can freeze the turnovers before baking. Place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Can I add other ingredients to the filling?

Absolutely! You can add raisins, chopped nuts, or a splash of vanilla extract to the filling for extra flavor.

What can I serve with apple turnovers?

Apple turnovers can be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for a decadent treat.

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