These puff pastry apple turnovers so quick and easy to make!
Made with the best homemade apple pie filling you can serve these for breakfast at a brunch or with a cup of tea. So are you ready to learn how to make puff pastry apple turnovers? Join me in the kitchen!
If you have a packet of puff pastry lying around in the freezer this is a great time to take them out and make this recipe.
All you need is some apple pie filling which you can make from scratch.
Once you made these I’m certain you will keep a jar of apple pie filling in your fridge because this recipe is done in less than 30 minutes!
What is an apple turnover?
In case you do not know an apple turnover is a pastry dessert filled with pieces of sweetened apple filling.
The pastry is folded to cover the filling. Usually, the top of the turnover is sprinkled with sugar or decorated with icing.
Puff pastry apple turnovers ingredients
So what do you need for this recipe? Take a look at the list of ingredients which is really short actually:
- Puff pastry
- Granny Smith apple
- Brown sugar
- Lemon juice
- Granulated sugar
How to make apple turnovers
To make this recipe start with the apple pie filling. Peel the apple and in wedges and then in thin slices.
Sprinkle the apple with lemon juice.
Put a small pan on the stove and heat water and add the arrowroot and whisk until the arrowroot is dissolved.
Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the pan and whisk until all is combined.
Now add the sliced apples in the saucepan and let it simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes until the apples are soft and tender.
Take off the heat and stir to let it cool. Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Put the puff pastry squares on the baking tray. Scoop 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling on the pastry.
Leave at least an inch of pastry free to seal the turnover. Brush all the edges with water and seal the turnover into a triangle.
Then brush the top with water as well and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
How do you seal puff pastry edges?
There are a number of ways to seal the edges of the puff pastry turnovers:
- Water – brush all the edges with warm water. Fold the pastry and press the edges tightly together
- Egg wash – whisk and egg and add 1 teaspoon to turn it into eggwash. Take a brush both layers and then seal the edges pressing them together
- Fork – fold the turnovers and press them together with the tines of a fork, just like you would seal a piecrust
Additional dessert turnover ingredients
If you want to make this recipe even tastier, take a look at the list below with more ingredients to add:
- Dried apricots
- Chopped pecans
- Dried prunes
- Hazelnuts chopped
How do you keep Apple turnovers fresh?
You can keep apple turnovers fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Just keep the turnovers in an airtight container when you put them in the fridge.
Always store them on the shelf and in the back of the fridge. It is the coldest spot in the fridge.
Can you freeze turnovers?
After you cool turnovers they can be frozen. Do not put icing or other toppings on them.
Put them lightly wrapped in aluminum foil and put them in a freezer-friendly container or a freezer bag.
You can keep it in the freezer for 1-2 months.
How to reheat apple turnovers?
When you store the apple turnovers in the fridge let them get to room temperature.
If frozen let them thaw at room temperature first then preheat the oven to 400℉. Bake on a baking sheet for 5-7 minutes.
Do not reheat turnovers in the microwave or let them thaw in the microwave.
When you reheat them in the microwave your crunchy flaky turnover will go soggy and soft. Which is not what you want for this tasty treat.
Other baked goods
If you love these baked turnovers take a look at these baked recipes:
I hope you love this apple turnover recipe as much as I do!
- 4 squares puff pastry
- 1 large apple
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ⅓ cup of warm water
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Make the apple pie filling. Peel the apple and in wedges and then in thin slices. Sprinkle the apple with lemon juice
- Heat water in a pan and add the arrowroot and whisk until dissolved
- Add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Whisk until combined
- Now add the sliced apples to the saucepan and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes until the apples are soft and tender
- Take off the heat and stir to let it cool. Preheat the oven at 400℉. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Put the puff pastry squares on the baking tray. Scoop 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling on the pastry
- Leave at least an inch free from the edge of the pastry to seal the turnover. Brush all the edges with water and seal the turnover into a triangle
- Then brush the top with water and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g