These apple turnovers are so easy to make, come together in under an hour, and taste absolutely incredible. These apple turnovers are made with a delicious spiced apple filling and wrapped with flaky puff pastry.
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.
These apple turnovers are:
- 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.
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Apple turnovers ingredients:
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
Apple turnovers 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!
How to make apple turnovers:
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 tbsp 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 tbsp 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!
Frequently asked questions:
How long will these apple turnovers last?
These apple 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.
How to serve apple turnovers?
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 drizzle caramel sauce on top of the ice cream. The warm apple turnover with the cold vanilla ice cream combination is incredible.
Can I freeze the apple turnovers?
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.
What apples should I use for this recipe?
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.
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.
Apple turnovers– These apple turnovers are so easy to make, and taste absolutely incredible. Made with a delicious apple filling and wrapped with flaky puff pastry.
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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