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Apple Turnovers

These homemade Apple Turnovers are filled with a spiced apple filling and baked in flaky, buttery puff pastry dough.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple breakfast recipe, apple recipe, turnover recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 463kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

TURNOVERS

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry dough thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • powdered sugar for dusting

APPLE CINNAMON FILLING

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 medium granny smith apples peeled and chopped into small cubes (about 1/4 - 1/3" squares)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

MAKE FILLING

  • To a saucepan, add butter and heat over MED heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to LOW and simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool COMPLETELY.

ROLL OUT DOUGH

  • Lightly flour a work surface (I use my counter) and add thawed puff pastry sheet. Sprinkle with a bit more flour and roll out to a roughly 11-12 inch square.
  • Use a pizza cutter, pastry wheel, sharp knife or bench scraper to cut dough into 8 equally sized rectangles.

ADD FILLING, EGG WASH, AND COVER

  • Once filling has completely cooled, spoon apple filling in the center of each rectangle, making sure to leave a 1/2 inch border on all sides.
  • Whisk together egg and water and brush mixture around the border of each rectangle.
  • Roll out second pastry sheet to the same size as the first one (11-12 inch square), then slice into the same 8 equally sized rectangles.
  • Top each apple covered dough rectangle with another dough rectangle and press together. Use the tines of a fork to crimp the edges.

BAKE

  • Transfer turnovers to prepared baking sheets, leaving some room in between each one. Brush with egg wash.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and puffed.

COOL AND TOP

  • Transfer turnovers to a wire rack to cool, the filling will be piping hot.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, or top as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg