These puff pastry apple turnovers are made with a delicious spiced apple filling and wrapped with flaky puff pastry. These are so easy to make, come together in under an hour, and taste absolutely incredible.
We love making apple recipes, especially in the fall time. If you like apple desserts as we do, you should try out our easy apple cake, apple crumble, upside-down apple cake, and our apple crumb pie!
What is a turnover?
A turnover is a type of pastry made by placing a savory or sweet filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing, and baking it. Turnovers are often eaten for breakfast.
Why this recipe works
- Extremely easy to make.
- Loaded with cinnamon and caramelly apple filling.
- Made with simple ingredients.
- Perfect to make when you need a quick dessert.
- The perfect dessert for fall.
Before you start to make this strawberry puff pastry recipe, measure and prepare your ingredients so the cooking process will go smoothly and easily.
Frozen puff pastry- we use store-bought frozen puff pastry, we find it the easiest and fastest to work with. If you want to use a homemade puff pastry, that will work great as well.
Apples- we like to use green apples for this recipe, they are a little bit less sweet, but any kind of your favorite apples will work!
Brown sugar- we use brown sugar for this recipe. Brown sugar adds a caramelly flavor. You can use dark brown sugar as well.
Butter- you will need 25 g of butter for this recipe.
Lemon- helps to balance the sweet flavor.
Cinnamon- gives a delicious cinnamon flavor.
Egg- for the egg wash
For the glaze
To make the glaze you will need two simple ingredients:
Powder sugar- use powder sugar for the glaze. We like making our own powder sugar at home, simply blend granulated sugar in a blender and that's it!
Milk- we used milk for the glaze, but you can use heavy cream, water, or lemon juice. It's up to you!
Step 1: Preheat an oven to 200c (400f), and remove the puff pastry from the freezer. Peel and cut the apples into small cubes. (as seen on the video)
Step 2: In a medium-sized pan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the apples stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Reduce to low heat, add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and keep stirring occasionally. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes on low heat until the apples soften.
Step 4: Flour a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the puff pastry and cut it into 4 even squares.
Step 5: Place 2 tablespoon of the cooled apple mixture on top of the puff pastry, bring two edges together and seal the edges with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the turnovers.
Step 6: Place the turnovers on a parchment-lined baking sheet keeping them about 1 inch apart. Mix 1 egg with a tablespoon of water, brush it on top of the turnover and sprinkle brown sugar on top (optional).
Step 7: Bake at 200c (400f) for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Step 8: Mix together powder sugar, and milk, and mix until you get a smooth consistency. While the turnovers are warm, drizzle the glaze we made on top. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on top!
These turnovers will last for up to 3 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge. When you are ready to reheat them, simply place them in a toaster oven, regular oven, or microwave.
We like serving apple turnovers with a simple glaze on top. Don't skip this step because the apple turnovers aren't very sweet. After you glazed the apple turnovers, we suggest scooping a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and drizzling caramel sauce on top of the ice cream.
Use your favorite kind of apples! We like using granny smith apples, but any apple kind will work. If you like sweet apples, use Honeycrisp, or pink lady.
It’s okay to store these turnovers at room temperature. Make sure that you store it in an airtight container so it won’t dry out.
Yes, you can freeze the turnovers after they are cooled completely in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months.
Another way to freeze these apple turnovers is to make the filling and make the apple turnover triangles, and before baking, place the unbaked turnovers in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag, and freeze for up to 2 months.
When you are ready to use the turnovers, take them out of the freezer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, brush egg wash on top, and brown sugar, and bake at a 200c (400f) preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Egg wash- to make this vegan, swap the egg wash with milk!
Crust- you can swap the puff pastry with homemade puff pastry or with pie crust!
Fruit- you can use any of your favorite fruit or berry for this recipe! Swap the strawberries with cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.
More apple recipes to try:
Apple upside-down cake- This upside-down apple cake recipe is a must-have for fall. This upside-down apple cake features an incredibly moist cake that is loaded with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized apple topping. This cake is simply irresistible.
Apple crumble- This apple crumble recipe is extremely easy to make, true comfort food with a crispy crumble exterior and a caramelized apple filling interior.
Easy apple cake (sharlotka)- This apple cake contains only a few simple ingredients to make and takes under 20 minutes to prep.
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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- 2 Apples
- 25 g Butter
- ¼ cup Brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Lemon
- 1 Puff pastry sheet
- 1 Egg
For the glaze:
- ½ cups Powder sugar
- 2 tablespoon Milk
- Preheat an oven to 200c (400f), and remove the puff pastry from the freezer.
- Peel and cut the apples into small cubes. (as seen on the video)
- In a medium-sized pan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the apples stirring occasionally.
- Reduce to low heat, add in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice, keep stirring occasionally.
- Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes on low heat until the apples soften.
- Flour a clean surface and use a rolling pin to roll the puff pastry and cut it into 4 even squares.
- Place 2 tablespoon of the cooled apple mixture on top of the puff pastry, bring two edges together, and seal the edges with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the turnovers.
- Place the turnovers on a parchment-lined baking sheet keeping them about 1 inch apart. Mix 1 egg with a tablespoon of water, brush it on top of the turnover, sprinkle brown sugar on top (optional). Bake at 200c (400f) for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Mix together powder sugar, and milk, and mix until you get a smooth consistency. While the turnovers are warm, drizzle the glaze we made on top. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on top!
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