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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 13 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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  • Alaina
    December 9, 2019

    Very good, I just used a bit more apples because I don’t like pastry with too little filling. And I used more glaze cause I love sugary desserts. I managed a bakery for a few years and these were pretty much what I baked there. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Alaina! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Rachel Plumhof
    December 9, 2019

    I loved this recipe and am so glad I found your website and recipes/videos. There are several I want to try. I really enjoyed these turnovers. I have never cooked with puff pastry before but your video and recipe made it easy to understand. So thank you! (I did add a 1 Tb. of flour to the apples to make the filling a little thicker). The only thing is that it took me close to 2 hrs from start to finish- the filling took quite a long time to cool down enough to use and the puff pastry didn’t thaw as fast as anticipated, so there was a lot of waiting time. (Includes the 20 minutes they were in the fridge and 20 mins plus cooking time.) I was wondering, to speed up the process, can you just make the filling the night before and let it cool over night in the fridge? Along with the puff pastry thawing overnight in the fridge, so that it can be quickly assembled the next day? I have a family get together over the holidays and would love to make these for them, but would like it to it be a little quicker next time. I would love to try a chocolate filling next time as well. If you have ever made chocolate it would be fun to see how! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      Hi Rachel! I’m so glad to hear you’re loving this recipe! To plan ahead and make this process fast that should work. I haven’t tested that myself to advise but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Savita
    December 5, 2019

    These turnovers look delicious. Definitely going to try! Love your recipes and videos. Good work, Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2019

      Thank you, Savita! I’m so happy to hear you’re liking our recipes! Reply

  • Jenny Martinez
    December 4, 2019

    What can replace the whipping cream with? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2019

      Hi Jenny, this will affect the creaminess and flavor but mixing powdered sugar with a little bit of lemon juice may work. Reply

  • Cheryl
    December 4, 2019

    Where can I get the product you used for chopping apples. I made them today,absolutely delicious,I would a little more filling maybe four lg. Thank you love your site Reply

  • Olga
    November 24, 2019

    I made the turnovers last night. They were delicious. I prepare many of your recepies and they are all enjoyed by my family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Cathy
    November 24, 2019

    Natasha these look Aaaamazing!!
    I will definitely have to try these,
    Thankyou for another Amazing recipe & also the very helpful Videos!
    As for the people that are saying these horrible things about you,
    Well I think it is best to ignore these people, as they resemble the fly that only seems to know where the garbage is and is oblivious to the Beautiful flowers that are around.
    Best to only focus your energy on the Bee’s kind of people, who only know where the Beautiful flowers are & not the garbage.
    Thankyou for having such a Wonderful Food Blog with recipes that are consistently good & delicious.
    Cathy x Reply

    • Natasha
      November 24, 2019

      Thank you so much Cathy for the encouraging message. I really appreciate it! Reply

  • Rahima
    November 20, 2019

    Hey natasha ur apple pie looks really delish! <3 Btw what is the name of the music background u used in your video? Reply

  • BRIDGET WOOD
    November 16, 2019

    OMG NATASHA THAT WAS TO FUNNY EATING THAT WHOLE APPLE TURNOVER, I GUESS YOU SHOWED THEM! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES WITH US, HAVE A BLESSED DAY, I’M GOING TO EAT ONE ALL BY MY SELF WHEN I MAKE THEM SUNDAY. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2019

      You’re welcome, Judy! Thank you for watching all the way to the end! Reply

  • tanya
    November 15, 2019

    how do you shape the turnovers so perfect Reply

    • Natasha
      November 15, 2019

      Hi Tanya, the key is to cut it to even squares which makes them easy to fold over. Reply

  • Emma
    November 13, 2019

    I love it, I made several modifications: add walnuts to apples and no extra sweet on top. Was delicious
    Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2019

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

  • judy
    November 13, 2019

    i think they could use a little more filling instead of 3 apples use 4 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      hank you for that suggestion, Judy! Reply

  • Judy Jones
    November 13, 2019

    We love these amazing turnovers, I put a drop of almond extract in the drizzle over them. Have you tried other fruits?? I’m going to try peach & cherry. I love all your recipes & use them all the time. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      That sounds amazing! I bet it would be so good with those options! Reply

  • Tamara Carver
    November 12, 2019

    I’ve used so many of your recipes, this, beef stew, pulled pork, lasagna, avocado, cucumber tomato salad and the mini salted Carmel cheesecakes. Every single thing came out beautifully. Thank you so much for all of them! My kids have loved every single one. My next step is the cinnamon rolls!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      Hi Tamara, 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

  • 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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