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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.

We love apple recipes like Baked Apples, or Apple Cake. This is one of the easiest apple desserts and can even be made ahead and frozen.

two apple turnovers on a plate with glaze

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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.

Ingredients for apple turnovers with puff pastry, granny smith apples, butter, egg, sugar, salt and cinnamon

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.

Turnover cut in half showing apple filling

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.

Baked from frozen apple turnovers with glaze

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

Baked apple turnovers on baking sheet without filling leaking out

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:

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

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Two apple turnovers on a plate with apples in background
Homemade Apple Turnovers with a filling that tastes like Apple Pie in flaky puff pastry dough.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Keyword: apple turnover
Calories: 435.17 kcal
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

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:

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 400˚F. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and thaw according to instructions while making and cooling the apple filling.
  2. In a medium pot, melt 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add diced apples and cook, stirring occasionally until softened (5 min).

  3. 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.
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll the first sheet of thawed pastry to an 11" square. With a pizza cutter, cut into 4 equal-sized squares. Place cooled apple mixture over half of each square, leaving at least a 1/2" border.

  5. 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.
  6. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, keeping them at least 1" apart. With a paring knife, cut 2-3 small slits in the top of each turnover.* Brush the tops with egg wash and bake 20-23 minutes or until golden and puffed.

  7. While turnovers are still warm, stir together powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream (adding to your desired consistency) and drizzle glaze over turnovers.

Recipe Notes

*To reduce the changes of filling leaking out of pastries, refrigerate uncovered for 20 minutes before brushing with egg wash and baking (this step is optional). 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Turnover Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435.17 Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.37g37%
Saturated Fat 6.99g44%
Cholesterol 26.79mg9%
Sodium 189.05mg8%
Potassium 127.15mg4%
Carbohydrates 50.49g17%
Fiber 2.62g11%
Sugar 21.82g24%
Protein 5.18g10%
Vitamin A 139.27IU3%
Vitamin C 3.26mg4%
Calcium 18.71mg2%
Iron 1.72mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Dinora
    November 9, 2019

    Hello, where I can buy one off your
    Baking or cooking bock

    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      November 9, 2019

      Hi Dinora, we do not have a cookbook yet but thanks for asking. Reply

  • Anjelika
    November 9, 2019

    So delicious! I made them this morning. I love your idea of adding glaze on top! Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Annie
    November 7, 2019

    Can these be made the night before and left in fridge overnight before baking? Love your videos and recipes Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      Hi Annie, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Yuliya
    November 6, 2019

    These were sooo easy to make and my family loved them!!!! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Yuliya! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Rose Stewart
    November 4, 2019

    Bahaha! People have actually accused you of not eating your food?! Love how you prooved ’em wrong! But do tell how you stay so slender when your recipes are so good! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      Thank you, Rose! They sure have! We LOVE to eat around here. Thankful for a fast & healthy metabolism + making sure to indulge but everything in moderation. Reply

  • Becky Hardin
    November 3, 2019

    All that apple filling and that flaky crust has me wanting to get up and make these right now. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      They are so good and irresistible! I hope you love this recipe. Reply

  • Lisa C
    November 2, 2019

    Natalia, you are simply a JOY to watch on your video’s and you are clearly doing what you have been called to do! I just love to get your emails and watch the recipes you prepare! They are all just delicious and right up my alley! Turnovers or (really anything in puff pastry ) is always a favorite of mine! I can’t wait to try your apple filling and make these beautiful Apple Turnovers!
    God Bless! Keep em’ coming! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Laura Reese
    November 2, 2019

    This is the perfect fall dessert! I love that you can make them on the weekend and freeze them for quick and easy use! What a great tip. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Demeter
    November 2, 2019

    That flaky crust as me swooning! So much apple filling in every bite too. Yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2019

      The perfect bite! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Valentina
    November 1, 2019

    These apple turnovers are amazing! The perfect fall dessert. Reply

  • Chelsea
    November 1, 2019

    These are seriously the yummiest!! We’re obsessed! Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 1, 2019

      I’m so happy you loved the turnovers! Thank you for the wonderful review. Reply

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