If you’re looking for an easy and fun way to make a pie-like dessert that you can eat without dirtying up your dishes, these apple turnovers with puff pastry are your way to go! With flavors of cinnamon and fall spices, these homemade turnovers are perfect for fall holiday parties.
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Apple desserts have got to be my favorite flavor of desserts (besides chocolate, come on now!). Apples and cinnamon remind me of fall and make me feel cozy. They’re spicy, warm, and sweet! Sometimes when I feel like I want a quick apple dessert, with little to no fuss, these apple turnovers with puff pastry are the way to go.
What Are Apple Turnovers Made Of
Apple turnovers are a simple dessert to make that take no time at all. A simple apple turnover usually includes
And that’s it. Well and an egg for egg wash but that’s obvious.
It is debatable as to which kind of pastry is best for apple turnovers. I personally love using puff pastry for mine because of the many buttery layers of rolled pastry. Others like using pie dough! If you want to grab a killer pie dough recipe, use this link to get started.
How to Make Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry
I think the thing that really makes these turnovers stick out is this awesome apple pie filling recipe. Made with Granny Smiths, or Pink Ladies, this apple pie filling is perfect for these apple turnovers with puff pastry.
In order to fit the filling nicely into the puff pastry pocket, I pulse the filling in my food processor (affiliate) quickly until there are small pieces. That way the puff pastry folds nicely and you don’t have apple chunks poking out.
When working with puff pastry, you need to keep the pastry as cold as possible so that you get the maximum rise. I thaw out my pastry in the fridge overnight and let it warm up for 5 minutes on the counter before working. That way the pastry isn’t too stiff when rolling it out.
Brushed with a little egg wash on the outside and these puff pastry apple turnovers will have a gorgeous GBD (golden brown and delicious) color to them!
How to Fill and Fold Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry
Filling apple turnovers can be tricky. I’ve got you covered! Here is a nifty tip for filling these babies up!
You might be tempted to fill your turnovers with a ton of delicious filling (I wouldn’t blame ya, it’s mighty tasty) but if you fill the turnover too much, you won’t be able to properly seal it. I find that about 1/2 tablespoon of filling is the most you want to fill if your pastry is cut into 12 pieces.
When it comes to positioning the filling before sealing your turnover, keep this in mind:
When making any filled pastry in which the pastry is going to be folded, you want to put the filling a little off center of the middle of the pastry; imagine the middle of the pastry and you’re going to place the filling a little bit closer to the edge of the pastry, this allows us to fold the pastry fully and the ends will match up.
Make a simple egg wash to seal the edges and you are good to go!
Baking Apple Turnovers
Since these apple turnovers are made with puff pastry, we want to reach the pastry’s full potential when baking. What makes puff pastry so incredible is that they become fluffy and full looking just by the steam created by the layers of butter melting as the pastry bakes.
To ensure the maximum potential of puff pastry, we need to bake it quick. I bake these apple turnovers in a 350-preheated oven for about 15 minutes. When they’re done, they are tall and fluffy! My kind of turnover!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try deep frying them! That totally reminds me of the kind of fair foods you get in the fall. You can also check out this apple butter filled doughnut recipe for deep fried delicious recipes!
Do Apple Turnovers Need To Be Refrigerated
Once you’ve had your fill of these apple turnovers, you might have some leftovers. I like to refrigerate mine because these turnovers have eggs in them, as well as butter in the pastry! I just store them in the fridge for about 7 days (though they never last that long because they’re just too delicious!) To reheat, microwaving them is just fine to get them warmed up again!
I hope that you have enjoyed this recipe and make it many times this season! If you especially loved it, leave a comment (and a rating) down below!
Some other awesome apple desserts you may enjoy!
If you're looking for an easy and fun way to make a pie-like dessert that you can eat without dirtying up your dishes, these apple turnovers with puff pastry are your way to go! With flavors of cinnamon and fall spices, these homemade turnovers are perfect for fall holiday parties.
- 1/2 batch apple pie filling
- 1 package puff pastry
Thaw out puff pastry
Roll out puff pastry slightly. Cut each sheet into 12 equal pieces
Fill each square with a small amount of filling. Brush edges with egg wash and seal. Press with a fork. Brush turnovers with egg wash and sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar.
Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or a sil pat and bake in an oven, preheated to 350 degrees, for about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool.