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Puff pastry apple turnovers on a white plate.

Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

The delicate pastry, sweet apple filling, and vanilla glaze harmonize for a great result.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:18 mins
Total Time:38 mins
Servings:8 apple turnovers


For the turnovers:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry 1 package
  • 2 cups diced apples about 4 medium apples
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg

For the glaze:

  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water


To make the turnovers:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. Peel, core, and dice 4 medium apples into approximately ¼-inch slices.
  • Add the melted butter to a large pan over medium heat and then mix in the diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Let this mixture cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes while mixing. Once the apples have softened, remove the pan from the heat and transfer to the refrigerator to chill.
  • While the apple mixture is chilling, unroll one of the puff pastry sheets onto a clean and lightly floured surface and cut it into four equal squares. Then repeat this process with the second puff pastry sheet so that you have a total of eight squares.
  • Remove the filling from the refrigerator and scoop out 3 tablespoons into the center of each of the eight pastry squares.
  • Mix the egg with one tablespoon of water and brush this mixture onto and around the edges of all eight pastry squares. Now fold each square onto itself diagonally so that it forms a triangle shape and then press down around the edges using a fork to seal them. Place them onto the prepared baking sheets and brush the tops of them with the remaining egg mixture. Optionally, sprinkle granulated sugar on top of them.
  • Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.

To make the glaze:

  • While the pastries are cooling, add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and water to a small bowl and mix until smooth. Add more water if the glaze is too thick or more confectioners' sugar if too thin. Once you have the desired consistency, drizzle it over the warm pastries and serve. Enjoy!


  • Don’t preheat the oven too early. The apple mixture will need about half an hour to chill. Once you take it out of the refrigerator and begin working on the pastry, you can switch the oven on.
  • Substitute nutmeg for the cinnamon, caramel extract for the vanilla extract, or add another fruit (maybe pear, peach, or even raisins) to the apple mixture to make these turnovers your own.
  • Because turnovers are so good for breakfast, consider making them the evening beforehand and then just warm them up in the oven at breakfast time.


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg