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These apple turnovers are so easy to make! Store-bought puff pastry stuffed with a sweet apple cinnamon filling. These are so delicious and make a perfect Fall treat.
My favorite season is officially here, Fall! Other than the beautiful leaves changing color, one of my favorite parts about Fall is making new recipes with apples.
Earlier this month my family and I went apple picking for the first time and we had so much fun! It was my first time apple picking and the first time for my son. If you haven’t gone apple picking yet, I highly recommend it! So fun and the apples taste so good! We got quite a bit of apple with the intention of having leftovers to make some delicious treats.
With some of our leftover apples, I made these easy apple turnovers. Using store-bought puff pastry and a simple apple cinnamon filling, these apple turnovers are my new favorite Fall treat!
- Saucepan: Use a large saucepan to cook the apples in cinnamon. This is going to make your house smell so good!
- Pastry mat: A large pastry mat is super helpful when rolling out the puff pastry. Plus, using a pastry mat saves time on cleanup!
- Rolling pin: Used to roll out the puff pastry into a square. A wooden rolling pin is what I find works best.
- Pizza cutter: The easiest way to cut the rolled-out puff pastry.
- Small bowl: Used to make the egg wash. The egg wash will help seal the puff pastry and prevent the apple cinnamon filling from falling out. You will also brush the eggwash on top of the puff pastries.
- Baking sheet: The apple turnovers can all be placed on a large baking sheet is placed accordingly.
- Parchment paper: I love using parchment paper! Super easy clean and reusable too.
Easy Apple TurnoversCourse: Breakfast, DessertDifficulty: Easy
Easy Apple Turnovers are a delectable dessert made with crispy puff pastry and a sweet apple filling. These homemade treats are simple to prepare and offer a delightful balance of flavors. Discover a delicious pastry that's perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while keeping an eye on calories
1 lb puff pastry (2 sheets, thawed)
1 lb *apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash
- Preheat oven to 400˚F. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and thaw according to package instructions.
- In a medium to large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add diced apples and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until softened. Stir occasionally.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Add light brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir for 2-3 minutes, or until the apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Unfold thawed puff pastry onto a pastry sheet. With a rolling pin, roll each puff pastry into a large square. Cut into 4 equal squares (using a pizza cutter helps). Repeat for the second puff pastry.
- Scoop apple mixture into the middle of each square, leaving about a 1/2″ border.
- In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water to create an egg wash. Brush the egg wash onto the edges of each pastry square. For each square, fold one corner over to the opposite corner to bring the edges together. Use a fork to seal along the edges.
- Transfer pastries to a baking sheet with parchment paper. Space pastries at least 1″ apart and cut 3 small slits on top of each pastry. Brush the tops with the remaining egg wash and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Enjoy!
- *Apples- I used Honeycrisp apples that my family and I picked from a local farm, but I know a lot of recipes call for Granny Smith. Whatever apples you like I would use. 🙂
- Try your best to create equal squares as this will make folding much easier.
Once your apple turnovers are out of the oven, allow them to cool for a few minutes. Serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat. Enjoy the delightful combination of crispy pastry and sweet, spiced apples.
Making easy apple turnovers at home is a rewarding experience that will impress your friends and family. With just a few simple ingredients and some love in the kitchen, you can create a delectable dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. So, next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, try your hand at these homemade apple turnovers. You won’t be disappointed!
Can I use fresh apples instead of frozen puff pastry?
Yes, you can use fresh apples, but puff pastry adds a wonderful flakiness to the turnovers. It’s worth using frozen puff pastry for the best results.
How can I store leftover apple turnovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.
Can I freeze unbaked turnovers for later?
Absolutely! Place the unbaked turnovers on a baking sheet, freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, no need to thaw them; simply bake them for a few extra minutes.
Can I add other fruits to the filling?
Certainly! You can experiment with different fruits like pears, peaches, or berries to create unique turnovers.
What’s the best way to reheat leftover turnovers?
To reheat, place the turnovers in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.