This Apple Turnovers recipe is a super simple and delicious dessert you can throw together in minutes! This recipe uses store-bought puff pastry to create the perfect pastry and save time!
THE BEST APPLES TO USE FOR APPLE TURNOVERS
The best apple to use for baking all around is a slightly sour, harder apple. My favorites to use are granny smith and honey crisp. For this recipe I chose to use granny smith because they are all around the best apple to bake with. You can also use a combination of apples to give your pastries even more interest and variation of flavors!
HOW TO ASSEMBLE APPLE TURNOVERS
This recipe uses refrigerated puff pastry which makes assembling these turnovers a breeze! Prepare the apple filling in the instructions below OR you can use this Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling recipe!
Start by cutting one sheet of puff pastry into four equal pieces. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of your apple filling into the center of each square. Wet the edges of the pastry using your finger and a little water, and fold the pastry from corner to corner to form a triangle. Next, use a fork to crimp the edges to keep all of that yummy filling inside. Last, cut a hole in the top of the pastry to allow air to release and viola!
TIPS AND FAQ’S
- Use cold puff pastry. Using cold, but not frozen, puff pastry makes it super simple to form the pastries. It also allows the butter in the pastry to melt slower which will create that signature puffy pastry.
- Prep ahead of time. Prepare the pastries ahead of time and keep them on a baking tray in the fridge for up to 24 hours!
- HOW LONG DO APPLE TURNOVERS LAST? In my house? About 10 minutes… But you can store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to three days.
- HOW DO I KEEP MY TURNOVERS FROM BECOMING SOGGY??? Keep them away from moisture! I find the easiest way to do this is to let them cool COMPLETELY, then wrap them in plastic wrap and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
- CAN I USE FROZEN APPLES FOR THIS RECIPE? I don’t recommend it. When you bake frozen fruits they release a lot of moisture, which will result in a soggy turnover.. and nobody wants that..
REHEATING AND FREEZING
The best way to reheat your apple turnovers is in the oven OR the air fryer. I recommend 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
If you want to make the turnovers ahead of time and freeze, assemble them as mentioned above and cover with plastic wrap. Store in a freezer safe container and freeze. You can take them out individually and bake as needed for a quick treat!
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- 1 medium granny smith apple diced
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 package 2 sheets puff pastry
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the puff pastry box and prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combined diced apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, and granulated sugar and stir to combine.
- Heat over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes or until the sugar is melted and the apples are softened (but not mushy). Remove from heat and set aside.
- Roll out one sheet of puff pastry and cut into 4 equal square pieces Place about 1 tablespoon of apple filling in the center of each piece of puff pastry.
- Dip a pastry brush into some water and run around the edges of the pastry. Fold the square over to form a triangle.
- Use a fork to press slightly along the sides of the triangle to create a seal. Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” in the top of each turnover to create a vent. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Once the turnovers have cooled. Make the icing by combining all ingredients into a small bowl and whisking to combine until smooth. Use a spoon or condiment bottle to drizzle each turnover with icing.