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Small apple turnovers on a white plate, large apple turnovers and apples in the background.
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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

You can easily make homemade apple turnovers with quick puff pastry recipe from scratch, using simple ingredients.  These puff pastry apple turnovers are a delicious Fall treat with apple filling, flaky layers and cinnamon sugar on top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 16 small apple turnovers
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 1 recipe-330 grams quick puff pastry*

Apple Filling

  • 180 grams (1 and ½ cup-1 large or 2 small apples) apples, peeled, cored, cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 35 grams (2 and ½ tablespoons) granulated sugar

Egg wash**

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar***


  • Make 1 recipe quick puff pastry.  Keep in the freezer for 15-30 minutes depending on how hot the weather is. The butter in the dough should be cold when it is time to roll the dough in order to have flaky layers in your pastry. It should be cold but at the same time you should be able to roll it without cracks(if the dough is extremely cold it would be hard to roll the dough.)
  • Preheat the oven to 390°F(200C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Peel, core and slice the apple or apples into small cubes almost ½ inch (1,25 cm).  Place the chopped apples into a medium bowl and mix with lemon juice. Then add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch, mix with a spoon. Set aside the bowl.
  • Coat the work surface, the top of the dough and the rolling pin with flour to prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Start rolling the dough. While rolling, try to give a square shape from the beginning as you'll roll into 11 inch (28cm)square. If your kitchen is too hot during the rolling, you can put the dough in the freezer for 5 minutes to avoid the butter melting. You can repeat this step as needed.
  • You can either cut the dough into 4 equal pieces to make 4 large apple turnovers. Alternatively, you can make 16 small pieces.  After you cut the dough into 4 equal pieces, you should cut each half diagonally and horizontally so from each 4 large square you'll have 4 small squares.4*4=16 squares. If you like you can make both small and large turnovers: After you cut the dough into 4 equal pieces, keep one side as it is (2 large squares) and cut each other 2 squares into 4 (8 small squares).
  • Fill each corner of the small squares with almost one tablespoon of apple mixture and fill other 2 squares with almost 3 tablespoons of the mixture.   Then fold one corner over the other to make a triangle. Press the edges with a fork so two sides of the dough will seal.  Then brush the top with egg wash by mixing egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water to have a golden brown shiny top. Make 3 small slits into the middle top of the dough so the steam can escape while baking. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
  • Bake the small apple turnovers for 13-15 minutes and the large apple turnovers for 18-20 minutes until the top of the pastries are golden brown. Let them cool for 5 minutes before eating.


*You can click here for the quick puff pastry recipe.
**If you don't prefer to use egg wash, you can bake them as they are and after the apple turnovers cool a little bit, sprinkle powdered sugar.
If you prefer to use cinnamon sugar without egg wash , brush the top with milk before baking and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top.
***If you don't have cinnamon sugar, you can make it by mixing 1 and ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
How To Store The Apple Turnovers:Let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container. You can keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Make Apple Turnovers Ahead:  If you want to make these apple turnovers ahead, after you fill the pastry, place them on a tray and keep in the freezer until frozen completely.  Once frozen, place in an airtight container and keep in the freezer. Before you want to bake them, keep in the fridge overnight. Then place them on a baking sheet, egg wash and bake as stated.
The calorie information above is an estimate for 16 small apple turnovers that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 109kcal