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Homemade Apple Turnover Recipe with Puff Pastry

Homemade apple turnovers have delicious flavor and texture. Enjoy a light crisp apple turnover as a delightful special breakfast treat. Your family will love these.

Apple Turnover Forkful
A delicious bite of sweet apple filling wrapped in your favorite crust.

Use our apple turnover filling recipe combined with our homemade puff pastry and vanilla glaze. The vanilla glaze takes it over the top. So yum.

Watch our Video demonstration on this recipe. We made the turnovers with our homemade puff pastry. It’s excellent!

Apple turnovers with puff pastry are very light and delicate. Use store bought frozen puff pastry if you don’t have time to make your own.

Read our complete tutorial on how to make your own simple puff pastry. You will need one recipe of our homemade puff pastry for this turnover recipe.

Turnover Pastry Options:

All of these pastries will make yummy turnovers with very different results. We are using our homemade puff pastry and I also show you a pie crust version further down the post.

IF you don’t have puff pastry on hand or want to make it you can you a pie crust pastry.

Freshly Baked Apple Turnovers On A Baking Sheet.
Fresh out of the oven. These puff pastry apple turnovers are beautifully light and crisp.

We most highly recommend puff pastry for large pillowy bakery style turnovers. The puff pastry will be tender and (of course) light and puffy.

Apple Turnovers with Pie Crust:

Apple turnovers with pie crust rather than puff pastry are also delicious. HINT: Fold and roll out the pie pastry about five times and then chill it for a more flaky result.

Broken Apple Turnover On A Plate
This turnover pastry is a butter pie crust recipe made in a food processor. I also did the folds as you would for a puff pastry and then chilled it overnight.
The result is flavorful and more durable. More like a hand pie. Not as soft and pillowy as a puff pastry. But still delicious.

However, The pie crusts are NOT going to give you a puffed result. I made the batch pictured above in my food processor with a butter pie crust.

I also folded them like a puff pastry five times and chilled them to develop the gluten.

The result was still a good turnover. But not the light bakery style turnover you get from puffed pastry.

Apple Turnover Recipe:

Watch our video demonstration to see me make this recipe with homemade puff pastry.

Glazed Apple Turnovers
finished puff pastry apple turnovers.

Here is a quick visual guide to how to make the apple pie filling we use in our turnovers. It’s very easy and tasty.

You’ll find this is a somewhat drier version of apple filling than you would actually use in a pie. That’s so the filling stays in the turnover. It’s moist and flavorful but not as messy.

Apple Filling:

While the apples cook make your pastry if you are making your own. Chill the pastry and the filling both at least an hour before assembling the turnovers.

Making The Turnovers:

Use whatever chilled pastry you wish. Here is the process walkthrough for making the turnovers.

Sparking Sugar Bottle
I use this sparkling sugar for shine and that larger sugar texture. It adds a nice element to the turnovers.

The Glaze:

Glaze Ingredients-Apple Turnovers
Ingredients for the sweet glaze
  • Just put these three ingredients into a small bowl and mix.
  • Add water or more cream to thin the glaze a desired. It can be rather gloppy and hard to drizzle evenly over the turnovers if left too thick.
  • If you are out of heavy cream you may substitute milk, half n half or even unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
Drizzling Glaze On Apple Turnover.
drizzle the glaze over the turnovers. This it if it gets gloppy like this.

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Apple Turnover Forkful
Yield: filling for 10 turnovers

Apple Turnover Recipe with Glaze

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Flavorful light homemade apple turnovers have a delicious apple filling and vanilla glaze. Use puff pastry for the lightest airiest turnovers.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pastry (about 1 recipe)
  • 3 baking apples-chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp.nutmeg
  • sparkling sugar
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

Apple turnover Filling:

  1. Wash core and chop the apples into small pieces
  2. set a 10 inch skillet over low heat.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet.
  4. Add apples and cook covered for five minutes
  5. Add spices and stir the apples.
  6. Cover and continue to cook the apples until they are soft and slightly juicy.
  7. Remove from heat and chill to use.

Pastry dough:

  1. Make our homemade puff pastry, pie pastry or use a purchased puff pastry.
  2. Chill at least an hour before assembling the turnovers.

Turnover Assembly:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the pastry into a rectangular sheet. At least 10 inches wide.
  3. Cut eight squares 5 x 5 inches.
  4. Spoon Apple filling into the center of the pastry square.
  5. Whisk together an egg and 1 teaspoon or so of water for an egg wash.
  6. Brush two adjoining edges of the pastry square.
  7. Pick up the corner of the pastry square that is dry edge and fold it over the filling.
  8. Match the edges and crimp them together.
  9. Set the turnover on your parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Repeat for all of the pastry squares.
  11. Brush all the turnovers with the egg wash.
  12. Sprinkle with the sugar.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes or until the filling bubbles and the turnover is lightly browned.
  14. Remove from oven and cool the turnovers.

Make the Glaze:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla and cream.
  2. Thin the glaze as needed.
  3. Drizzle evenly over the cool but slightly warm turnovers.
  4. Serve.

Notes

Glaze Notes:

  • Add water or more cream to thin the glaze a desired. It can be rather gloppy and hard to drizzle evenly over the turnovers if left too thick.
  • If you are out of heavy cream you may substitute milk, half n half or even unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 346Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 40mgSodium 248mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 3gSugar 29gProtein 5g

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Filling Recipe Adapted From Natasha’s Kitchen

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Homemade apple turnovers have delicious flavor and texture. Enjoy a light crisp apple turnover as a delightful special breakfast treat. Your family will love these.

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