Apple Turnovers made with FLAKY puff pastry and a cinnamon apple pie filling are perfect as an EASY breakfast recipe or DELICIOUS apple dessert!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Don’t you just LOVE apple season?!
I am blessed to live pretty close to quite a few of them and plan on going apple picking when the time is right.
They also make great cider;)
But aside from that, what can you do with apples? One of my favorite things to make with them is an apple turnover.
WHAT IS A TURNOVER?
A turnover is a triangle shaped pastry filled with an apple filling, that is baked into a flaky, golden brown treat.
They are like a hand pie or empanada, only bigger. And bigger is better when pastry is concerned!
Sounds down right yummy doesn’t it!?!
Apple turnovers are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and every occasion in between!
Let me show you this super easy apple turnover recipe so you can start enjoying them too!
Apple turnovers with puff pastry and apple pie filling are just as simple as these words.
All you really need are these two ingredients with a few optional add-ins if desired.
APPLE PIE TURNOVER INGREDIENTS
- apple pie filling
- puff pastry
- egg wash
- cinnamon glaze
The delicious cinnamon glaze is amazing drizzled on top but they are just as tasty without it!
DOES THE APPLE PIE FILLING NEED TO BE COOKED?
You are using prepared apple pie filling that is already cooked so you don’t need to cook it again.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE TURNOVERS FROM SCRATCH
ONE: Preheat oven to 375F. Thaw puff pastry sheets and cut into 8 squares (4/sheet).
TWO: Place 1 heaping tablespoon apple pie filling on each square. Fold pastry over apple mixture making triangles. Crimp edges with a fork to seal. Make small slits to release steam.
THREE: Make egg wash by whisking 1 egg and a little water. Brush pastry triangles with egg wash. Sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional).
FOUR: Place pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. While baking, prepare the glaze.
FIVE: Combine the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. Stir to combine. When apple turnovers are done, remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
SIX: When turnovers are cooled off slightly, drizzle with cinnamon glaze and enjoy!
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
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CAN YOU FREEZE APPLE TURNOVERS?
Yes, you can! Simply freeze them after adding the apple pie filling. Don’t egg wash the tops. Place on a baking sheet and freeze.
Once they are frozen, transfer to a freezer safe bag and store for up to 3 months.
When ready to bake, place frozen turnovers on a lined baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and bake… SIMPLE!
CAN I USE PIE CRUST IF I DON’T HAVE PUFF PASTRY?
Yes, you can. Just follow the same steps and lower your cooking temp to 375F. Baked as directed.
What can I top my turnovers with besides the cinnamon glaze?
APPLE TURNOVER TOPPINGS
- turbinado sugar
- vanilla glaze
- powdered sugar
- chopped toasted pecans
THAWING STORE BOUGHT PUFF PASTRY
Frozen puff pastry is great to have on hand for recipes like this but it does need to thaw first. If it’s too cold, the sheets will crack when unfolding.
Thaw the puff pastry in the refrigerator overnight for best results. If you are in a hurry, you can thaw on the counter for 20 minutes or until soft enough to handle.
Don’t let it come to room temperature or it will be sticky and hard to handle.
HOW DO YOU SEAL PUFF PASTRY?
Brush the inside edges with egg wash and fold the pastry together. Pinch or crimp the edges with a fork or fold over to prevent leaks.
TIPS FOR NO LEFTOVERS
- make a slit to release the steam
- dust with sanding sugar or brown sugar before bakings for a crispier crust
- you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- use a pizza cutter to slice pastry dough
- don’t overstuff them or they will burst while cooking
- cool for few minutes, the filling will be super hot
- egg wash for brown color
- don’t add glaze if going to freeze
These easy apple turnovers are flaky, buttery, and bakery quality! You will love the tender apples and cinnamon filling. Great to have on hand for a quick breakfast or comfort food dessert!
MORE EASY RECIPES
- Cherry Turnovers
- Puff Pastry Tomato Tart
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
- 2 Ingredient Fruit Dip
- Cinnamon Honey Butter
EASY APPLE TURNOVER RECIPE
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