Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

"This puff pastry apple turnovers recipe is an easy and impressive dessert to make for the holidays! Using store bought puff pastry makes these turnovers come together super fast!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

fresh apples


– apples about, cored and diced into 1/3" thick pieces – unsalted butter – packed light brown sugar – ground cinnamon – ground nutmeg – lemon juice – all-purpose flour plus more for dusting on puff pastry – salt – puff thawed according to package instructions – egg+ 1 Tbsp water for egg wash For the Glaze: – powdered sugar – milk – vanilla extract

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Puff Pastry  Apple Turnovers 


8 Turnovers



total time

35 Minutes

prep time

15 Minutes

1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add butter to melt. Stir in diced apples and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.


2. Reduce heat to low and stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, flour and salt. Continue to simmer 3 minutes until apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.


3. On a lightly floured surface, use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll the first sheet of thawed puff pastry to an 11" square. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 4 equal-sized squares. Place a ¼ cup cooled apple mixture in center of each square, leaving at least a 1/2" border. Filling is juicy so make sure to not get too much liquid when scooping mixture.


4. Place a ¼ cup of the cooled apple mixture into the center of each square, leaving at least a 1/2" border.


5. Thoroughly beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water. Lightly brush egg wash lightly on edges of the pastry (just enough to seal), bring the edges together and crimp tightly along the edges with a fork to seal. Save the rest of the egg wash for brushing on right before baking.


6. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spaced about 1" apart. With a sharp knife, cut 2-3 small slits in the top of each turnover. Refrigerate for 20 minutes (this helps the filling from leaking out.)


7. Position a rack in the center of your oven and preheat oven to 400oF (205oC). Brush the tops of each turnover with egg wash and bake 20-23 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.


8. While turnovers are still warm, stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Adjust consistency if needed. Drizzle glaze over turnovers.


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