Home > Desserts > Apple Turnover Apple Turnover April 21, 2020 | 31 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This simple Apple Turnover recipe will turn heads! It’s made with store-bought puff pastry, filled with sugared apples, and coated in an easy glaze. After trying an apple turnover, make sure to give this Apple Crumble or this Caramel Apple Cheesecake a try! Apple Turnover Since I’ve known my husband, he’s always ordered an apple turnover whenever it’s been on the menu. After taking bites of the turnovers he’s had over the years, I’ve been determined to make him a better version at home. And this Apple Turnover recipe is just that — so much better than you’d find at any fast food restaurant! It’s soft, flaky, buttery, and best of all, packed with cinnamon-sugared apples! How t0 make Apple Turnover dough While I love to bake (especially when it’s something my husband will enjoy), I’m not one to spend hours making pastries, so we’re taking a shortcut and making these Apple Turnovers with pre-made puff pastry. My personal favorite store-bought puff pastry to use is made by Pepperidge Farm® (not sponsored). Store-bought puff pastry is delicious and will save literally hours of prep time for this recipe. That said, homemade puff pastry will also work with this recipe! And if you make your own pastry, my hat’s off to you! How to make Apple Turnovers Dough: Pick out the puff pastry in the freezer section of your grocery store — generally by frozen pie crusts and pre-made frozen desserts. Apples: Peel and core some tart apples (I recommend Granny Smith) and chop them into small pieces (no larger than 1/2 inch). Toss with a few ingredients and set aside. Assembly and baking: Roll the puff pastry into a 12×12-inch square, cut into 4 squares, top with the sugared apples, fold over & seal, and bake! Glaze: Whisk 3 ingredients (powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk) until smooth and drizzle on each baked and cooled apple turnover. What temperature do you cook turnovers at? I’ve found 400 degrees F is the perfect temperature for baking Apple Turnovers. QUICK TIP Make sure the turnovers are COLD when going into the oven. I recommend chilling them for 15-20 minutes before baking. Apple Turnover Tips Use a ruler: When measuring the size to cut the puff pastry dough, I highly recommend a ruler for precision — it removes any guessing for how thick/wide you need to roll it out. Grab tart apples: The sugar and other ingredients added to the filling may vary, depending on how sweet the apples are. I recommend Granny Smith apples for this Apple Turnover recipe; using another variety might leave you with overly sweet turnovers. Line your tray with parchment paper: No matter how well you seal your apple turnovers, they tend to leak. Save yourself clean up by lining the tray before baking! Can you freeze Apple Turnovers? Yes! Completely prepare the apple turnover recipe and before brushing on the egg mixture or baking, freeze the turnovers (on the tray). Once the turnovers are frozen, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight freezer bag. To bake frozen Apple Turnovers You can take each unbaked Apple Turnover straight from the freezer (no need to thaw) and place it on a parchment paper-lined tray. Brush with egg white mixture and bake for a few minutes longer (3-5) than if they were made fresh (watch carefully!). More Dessert Recipes: Oatmeal Cookies with ground cinnamon Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with a streusel Applesauce Cake with cream cheese frosting Peach Cobbler with sugared topping Apple Fritter Bread with a simple glaze QUICK TIP While this recipe is quite different from Ina Garten’s apple turnovers, I don’t have a video (yet) for this recipe, so you may find it helpful to watch her create them. FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Apple Turnover - Review this recipe This simple apple turnover will turn heads with store-bought puff pastry filled with sugared apples and coated in an easy glaze. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Apple Turnover - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This simple apple turnover will turn heads with store-bought puff pastry filled with sugared apples and coated in an easy glaze. Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword apple turnover Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Chilling Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 8 turnovers Calories 520kcal IngredientsApple Turnover1 (17.3 ounces) package Puff Pastry Sheets I like Pepperidge Farm best4-5 large (4 cups chopped) Granny Smith apples (1 and 3/4 pounds before being peeled/cored)1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour1/3 cup white sugar1/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark (I use dark)1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons heavy cream1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractEgg Wash1 large egg + 1 tablespoon water, whisked togetherOptional: coarse sugar for topping (or you can use cinnamon sugar*)Glaze1 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2-3 tablespoons milk (1%, 2%, or whole recommended) InstructionsPREP: Thaw the puff pastry completely in the fridge. APPLE PREP: Prepare the apples by peeling, removing the core, and chopping them into small pieces, no larger than 1/2 inch. Toss the chopped apples with lemon juice.APPLE MIXTURE: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter with flour to create a thick paste. Mix in the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. Pour over the prepared apples and gently toss to coat.PUFF PASTRY: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Unfold the thawed puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface. Roll each piece of puff pastry into a 12-inch by 12-inch square (use a ruler if you have one!). Cut each 12x12 piece into 4 equal squares.PREPARING TURNOVERS: Place a packed 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on top of each square of dough. Spread so the apples are in one even layer on the bottom third triangle of the dough (see photos in post). In a small bowl, whisk the egg with the water to create an egg wash. Brush that egg wash around the entire border of the dough square and then fold over one corner to the opposite corner to form a triangle. Using a fork, crimp the edges, making sure they are all well sealed. Brush the egg wash over the entire pastry. Use a knife to cut 3 small slits in the top of the pastry to vent steam. OPTIONAL TOPPING: If desired, sprinkle a teaspoon or so of coarse sugar over each pastry. Alternatively, you can sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon sugar over each pastry. (See Note 1.)CHILL: Place the pastries on a parchment-lined sheet pan (to avoid sticking) and into the fridge for 20 minutes (it's very important they go into the oven cold). BAKE: Place the turnovers on baking sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown.GLAZE: While the turnovers are baking, whisk together all of the glaze ingredients until smooth. If needed, add a little bit of milk to get a thinner consistency. Pour the glaze into a small plastic bag and cut off the tip. Pipe the glaze over the slightly cooled apple turnovers. Alternatively, spoon the glaze over.ENJOY: Enjoy while warm! Do not try to toast these later, but you can microwave them for 5-10 seconds to warm them up at another time. Recipe NotesNote 1: To make your own cinnamon sugar: whisk together 1/4 cup white sugar with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon. Nutrition FactsServing: 8turnovers | Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. 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