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Easy Apple Turnovers Recipe

These Easy Apple Turnovers are made all from scratch. The crust is flaky and the apple filling exquisitely delicious. I will even say it is an apple pie in a mini size. They are easy to grab-and-go. These are the perfect treat for breakfast or as a dessert. Super delicious and simple to make. 

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These are great make-ahead desserts. When it comes to great flavors, these apple turnovers are the go-to recipe. These mini pastries are going to satisfy your apple pie cravings for sure! 

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What are Apple Turnovers?

Turnovers are a type of pastry that is made by placing a filling folding the dough and then sealing it. Turnovers can be sweet or savory. In this recipe, I use a sweet apple filling. Turnovers are portable and easy to grab and go pies. These are very similar to empanadas which are in my list of recipes I want to share with you! 

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What type of Apple should I use to make Apple Turnovers?

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There are many types of apples in the market, and choosing the right apples to make turnovers or pies is essential to have the best and delicious filling for the pastry. I will recommend using granny smith apples. These have a sweet-tart flavor and a crispy texture to them that makes them perfect for cooking and baking. They are also great in salads or as a healthy snack. They are one of my favorites. 

 

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The ingredient you’ll need:

  • Puff Pastry ( 2 sheets) or My Homemade Dough
  • Apples(granny smith)  1- 1 ½ pounds
  • Light brown sugar
  •  Unsalted butter
  • Cinnamon
  •  Nutmeg

How to make Apple Turnovers

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How to make Apple Turnovers:

To make these apple turnovers I’m using my homemade pie crustHomemade-Buttery-Flaky-Pie-Crust

First, remove the pastry dough out of the fridge. it’s important to let it sit at room temperature before rolling into it. This will make the rolling process a lot easier.

Then, peel, core, and dice the apples and set them aside.

Next, on a medium saucepan melt over medium heat  1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.

on a medium saucepan melt over medium heat  1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.

Add the apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from the stove and set aside to cool.

Add the apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to low.

 

Now for the rolling part:

On a flat, dry surface sprinkle some flour and place the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Then, with gentle smooth strokes roll out the dough. Always start from the center of the dough then work your way out into all directions turning the dough as you go.

Dough

On a flat, dry surface sprinkle some flour and place the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Then, with gentle smooth strokes roll out the dough. Always start from the center of the dough then work your way out into all directions turning the dough as you go.

Turn and roll the dough and cut into circles using a cookie cutter,  a cup, or glass. Spoon out some of the cooled apple mixture (about 1 tablespoon) depending on the size of your circle. You can place it in the center of the circle and place another circle on top. Then,  place them on a baking sheet.

 

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if you want to make a crescent shape turnover,  just place the cooled apple mixture on one side of the circle and fold the dough over it. Don’t get fool by their shape, they came out so crispy and delicious!

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Next, using a fork to seal the edges of the dough. Also, using a knife or a fork cut a few small slits in the top of each turnover. This not only will give a nice touch to the turnover, but it will prevent the filling from coming out, spilling, and burning. You can also place them in the refrigerator uncovered for 15 minutes.  

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Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). 

Next, in a small mixing bowl whisk 1 egg with 1-2 teaspoons of water and brush over the turnovers. This will lead to a shiny golden brown pastry.  

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Bake them for 20-30 minutes or until they are puffed and golden. 

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Drizzle a very simple homemade glaze over the turnovers and Enjoy! To make the glaze you’ll need powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream.

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Can you freeze Turnovers, How do you store them? 

I love this question. As a food blogger, I’m always trying recipes, and I am inclined to those recipes that you can easily make ahead of time to save time in the kitchen. I can certainly say this is one of those. Turnovers can be made ahead of time and to answer this question, Yes, you can freeze them. There are two ways to do this. You can freeze the turnovers uncooked or after you bake them. If you decided to prepare the turnovers and freeze them uncooked,  I suggest storing them in a freezer-safe container. This will maintain the turnover’s freshness until is time to bake. There’s no need to thaw the turnovers before placing them in the oven. You might have to add a few extra minutes of baking time. You can also bake the turnovers, let them cool down and avoid icing them. Just cover them individually with plastic wrapping paper and place them in a freezer bag or airtight food storage container.  

How long does Apple Turnovers last?

It depends on how you store them. Make sure you follow the safety ways to maintain the freshness of the pastry so they don’t turn soggy and bad. Turnovers can last up to a month in the freezer. If you are keeping the turnovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days. Just always remember to follow the appropriate ways of storing them!  

How do you reheat Turnovers?

To reheat turnovers is very simple. I use two ways of reheating turnovers. If using a microwave, I like to place a damp paper towel over the pastry. Place it in the microwave on high for 20-25 seconds and no more than that to prevent the turnover to be soggy. I use this way of reheating when time is limited. However, I like to reheat the turnovers in the oven as they preserve the crispy texture living no room for sogginess. 

Let me know in the common section below if you have any other questions I didn’t address here. I will try my best to answer you :).

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There a few common questions that people usually ask about this amazing pastry, and I hope I was able to answer those in this post :

Below you will find a convenient printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave your comments and/or suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Apple-Pie-Pastry

Easy Apple Turnovers Recipe

These Easy Apple Turnovers are made all from scratch. The crust is flaky and the apple filling exquisitely delicious. I will even say it is an apple pie in a mini size. They are easy to grab-and-go. These are the perfect treat for breakfast or as a dessert. Super delicious and simple to make.
5 from 1 vote
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Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 664kcal
Author: Evelyn Saviñon

Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry ( 2 sheets) or My Homemade Dough
  • 3 medium Apples Granny Smith (1- 1 ½ pound)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (I use light)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 1-2 teaspoons of water

Instructions

  • To make these apple turnovers I'm using my homemade pie crust.
  • First, remove the pastry dough out of the fridge. it's important to let it sit at room temperature before rolling into it. This will make the rolling process a lot easier.
  • Then, peel, core, and dice the apples and set them aside.
  • Next, on a medium saucepan melt over medium heat 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.
  • Add the apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, and a pinch of salt, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from the stove and set aside to cool.
  • Now for the rolling part:
  • On a flat, dry surface sprinkle some flour and place the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking. Then, with gentle smooth strokes roll out the dough. Always start from the center of the dough then work your way out into all directions turning the dough as you go.
  • Turn and roll the dough and cut into circles using a cookie cutter, a cup, or glass. Spoon out some of the cooled apple mixture (about 1 tablespoon) depending on the size of your circle. You can place it in the center of the circle and place another circle on top. Then, place them on a baking sheet.
  • Next, using a fork to seal the edges of the dough. Also, using a knife or a fork cut a few small slits in the top of each turnover. This not only will give a nice touch to the turnover, but it will prevent the filling from coming out, spilling, and burning. You can also place them in the refrigerator uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • Next, in a small mixing bowl whisk 1 egg with 1-2 teaspoons of water and brush over the turnovers. This will lead to a shiny golden brown pastry.
  • Bake them for 20-30 minutes or until they are puffed and golden.
  • Drizzle a very simple homemade glaze over the turnovers and Enjoy! To make the glaze you'll need powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream.

Notes

Can you freeze Turnovers, How do you store them?
I love this question. I’m always trying recipes, and I am inclined to those recipes that you can easily make ahead of time to save time in the kitchen. I can certainly say this is one of those. Turnovers can be made ahead of time and to answer this question, Yes, you can freeze them.
There are two ways to do this. You can freeze the turnovers uncooked or after you bake them. If you decided to prepare the turnovers and freeze them uncooked, I suggest storing them in a freezer-safe container. This will maintain the turnover’s freshness until is time to bake. There’s no need to thaw the turnovers before placing them in the oven. You might have to add a few extra minutes of baking time. You can also bake the turnovers, let them cool down and avoid icing them. Just cover them individually with plastic wrapping paper and place them in a freezer bag or airtight food storage container.
How long does Apple Turnovers last?
It depends on how you store them. Make sure you follow the safety ways to maintain the freshness of the pastry so they don’t turn soggy and bad. Turnovers can last up to a month in the freezer. If you are keeping the turnovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days. Just always remember to follow the appropriate ways of storing them!
How do you reheat Turnovers?
To reheat turnovers is very simple. I use two ways of reheating turnovers. If using a microwave, I like to place a damp paper towel over the pastry. Place it in the microwave on high for 20-25 seconds and no more than that to prevent the turnover to be soggy. I use this way of reheating when time is limited. However, I like to reheat the turnovers in the oven as they preserve the crispy texture living no room for sogginess.
Let me know in the common section below if you have any other questions I didn’t address here. I will try my best to answer you :).

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 886IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

Let me know how it turns out for you! Leave a comment, rate it, and do not forget to tag your pictures to #asimpletweakrecipes on Instagram. 

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

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