Easy Apple Turnovers (VIDEO)
Homemade Apple Turnovers with a filling that tastes like Apple Pie in flaky puff pastry dough. Watch the video tutorial and you’ll know just how easy these are.
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Apple Turnover Recipe:
This Apple Turnover Recipe doesn’t get any easier! You can make bakery-quality apple turnovers with just a couple of storebought frozen sheets of puff pastry, apples, butter, an egg, and a few pantry staples.
Keep in mind the pastry itself isn’t sweet so do not skip the glaze. It makes these turnovers irresistibly good.
What is a Turnover?
Turnovers are made by filling pastry dough (usually puff pastry) with a sweet or savory filling, sealing the edges and baking. It becomes a portable dessert (like a hand pie), or a type of baked sandwich with a savory filling. Biting into an apple-filled pastry on the go is a real treat.
Can you Freeze Apple Turnovers?
After the pies are fully assembled (before brushing tops with eggwash), freeze them flat on a lined baking sheet then transfer to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. When ready to bake, arrange them frozen on a baking sheet (do not thaw), brush with some egg wash and bake at 400˚F for 23-25 minutes.
How to Keep Apple Turnover Filling from Leaking?
No matter how well you crimp the edges, there will always be at least one turnover that leaks filling out of the edge and that is normal. A few things that help reduce leaks:
- Egg Wash will help keep the dry pastry together
- Crimp Tightly all along the edge where the two sheets come together
- Refrigerate turnovers for 20 minutes before baking
What Can You do with Lots of Apples?
If you have tons of apples in Autumn, you can put them to great use by making Apple Sauce or baking up these memorable apple desserts:
- Apple Pie – with the best filling
- Apple Bread – like an apple cinnamon roll
- Baked Apples – p.s. leftovers reheat well
- Apple Rice Pudding – a treat for breakfast
- Honey Apple Cider – perfect for parties
- Apple Slab Pie – easiest pie you’ll make
Watch How to Make Apple Turnovers:
Homemade apple turnovers are easier than you think. Watch the video and you will be a pro in no time! We always keep a package of frozen puff pastry on hand for when the craving strikes.
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Apple Turnover Recipe
Apple Turnover Ingredients:
- 1 lb puff pastry (2 sheets) thawed according to package instructions
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour for dusting
- 1 1/4 lb Granny Smith apples (3 medium) peeled, cored and diced into 1/3" thick pieces
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar lightly packed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 egg+ 1 Tbsp water for egg wash
For the Glaze:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
Preheat Oven to 400˚F. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and thaw according to instructions while making and cooling the apple filling.
In a medium pot, melt 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add diced apples and cook, stirring occasionally until softened (5 min).
Reduce heat to low and stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and salt. Continue to simmer 3 minutes until apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Thoroughly Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water. Brush eggwash lightly on edges of the pastry (just enough to seal), bring the edges together and crimp tightly along the edges with a fork to seal.
While turnovers are still warm, stir together powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream (adding to your desired consistency) and drizzle glaze over turnovers.
*To reduce the chances of filling leaking out of pastries, refrigerate uncovered for 20 minutes before brushing with egg wash and baking (this step is optional).
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