This easy apple turnover recipe sure makes for a delicious and easy to make treat! A sweet cinnamon apple filling encased in flaky puff pastry – your tastes buds are about to fall in love!
Apple Turnover Recipe
I have a confession – one of my secret dreams is to one day own a pastry shop. I can just imagine having my own little shop, bursting with cookies, hand pies, pastries, and cupcakes, and it makes my heart happy. My best friend has the same dream, and we’ve spent many happy hours daydreaming, and planning all of the varieties of treats we will serve. Maybe it will happen one day when I’m older and my husband is ready to retire. Or maybe I will just have to keep pretending that my home is a pastry shop, while making beautiful pastries to share with friends and family!
How to Make Apple Turnovers
These apple turnovers are one of my favorite little pastries to make. They’re quite simple and delicious, but look like something you would buy from a fancy pastry shop. I absolutely love a dessert that’s both easy and elegant!
This apple turnover recipe is simple enough for beginners to make, but the results are so impressive! Using frozen puff pastry really speeds up the process and makes everything easier. The apple filling is simple to make, and has the perfect apple cinnamon flavor. If you haven’t worked with puff pastry before, have no fear! It’s actually pretty forgiving, and tends to turn out beautifully even if it looks a little wonky before it bakes.
Easy Apple Turnovers
These apple turnovers with puff pastry make a delicious breakfast or dessert! I love the tender and sweet chunks of apple, contrasted with the flaky and crisp pastry. I added a little coarse sugar on top for decoration and to add a little crunch, and it was the perfect touch. This recipe is definitely one to add to your must-bake list!
Easy Apple Turnovers
This easy apple turnover recipe sure makes for a delicious and easy to make treat! A sweet cinnamon apple filling encased in flaky puff pastry - your tastes buds are about to fall in love!
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium apples peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons coarse sugar
Thaw the puff pastry at room temperature for 30-40 minutes, until it is easy to unfold.
While the puff pastry is thawing, make the apple filling. Heat the butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Mix the corn starch with 1 tablespoon of water until dissolved, then stir into the apple mixture. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, until the filling is thickened and the apples are soft. Let cool to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
Roll the puff pastry out into a rectangle that is approximately 12 x 18 inches. Cut the pastry into six squares. Scoop 2 tablespoons of apple filling onto each square of pastry. Fold each pastry square in half and use a fork to seal.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush the egg wash over the pastries and sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.