Easy Apple Turnovers

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Apple Turnovers are a favourite in our family because you can eat them on the run or add ice-cream, caramel sauce and toasted walnuts on top to create a luscious dessert.

Sometimes after a busy day of cleaning, washing and running after the kids you want to make a sweet treat that is satisfying but more importantly fast.

There is nothing worse than the kids coming in from school saying, “I’m hungry mom what is there to eat?”

It’s that time of year when you want your home to smell like apples and spice. I know many of my friends have been to the apple orchards with their families to pick apples and now they want apple recipes to use them up.

If you fancy muffins Mr.CBB’s Harvest Apple Caramel muffins are a must try. Other recipes that you could use apples for are apple butter, apple sauce, apple cakes and apple pie. The list of recipes that use apples is endless but when I have time and the house is quiet I don’t mind experimenting to create new homemade recipes.


Apple Turnovers


Today I am going to give you the easiest apple turnovers recipe ever. You could make these the longer way by making your own puff pastry and homemade apple sauce but if time is not on your side this is an alternative that produces delicious results.

These apple turnovers are not only budget friendly but the apple sauce and spice mixture combined give you that warm Fall feeling in your stomach when eaten that we all crave this time of year.

If you are in a pinch to make a dessert because unexpected company has come around from start to finish in 15 minutes you can have these apple turnovers ready with a hot cup of tea. Yes that’s right this is a 15 minute dessert recipe. I am a mom of three and always have shortcuts up my sleeve for days like these!

Now I don’t know about you but we always have either homemade apple sauce or store-bought in the house for lunches as they are a healthy snack to pack in the kids lunch bags.

What if I was to tell you that one Motts applesauce cup can make nine apple turnovers! This recipe won’t break the budget and you don’t need loads of ingredients. The other ingredients is a packet of puff pastry (1 half of contents, I used the other for my steak bakes)  brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. You will need either a bit of milk or egg to glaze the top of each apple turnover to make the sugar mix stick.

That’s it, easy apple turnovers while your guests wait or you can make them in advance and enjoy them cold. You can even deep fry these apple turnovers if you want an even crispier texture on the outside and dust with the spice mixture as soon as they come out from the fryer.

how to make apple turnovers

Easy Apple Turnovers
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Nicola Don
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 9
If dessert is what you need and you are pressed for time make sure to have puff pastry handy and some apples and you can whip up these delicious apple turnovers in a flash.
  • 1 half of a pack of puff pastry (use the whole thing if you want to make more just double up)
  • 1 cup store-bought apple sauce or homemade apple sauce or apple pie filling (adjust spices below if you use a spiced pie filling)
  • Sugar Mixture
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 egg or milk for glazing the tops
  1. Unravel puff pastry and cut into 9 even squares
  2. Transfer the pastry onto baking sheet using parchment paper provided to wrap pastry
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of apple sauce in the middle of each square
  4. With egg or milk go round one edge and fold into a triangle
  5. Mix together the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg (sugar mixture)
  6. Glaze top of turnovers with either egg or milk
  7. Sprinkle with sugar mixture
  8. Place in oven and cook for 15 mins or until golden brown
  9. Oven temp: 240oC
  10. Serves: 9
  11. Prep time: 10 mins
  12. Cook time: 15 mins

So if you are looking for a simple apple recipe where you can involve the kids don’t pass up printing this apple turnover recipe for your recipe stash.

Don’t forget that your guests will think you put lots of time into these little pockets of love so make sure to keep your pantry and freezer stocked for last-minute treats.


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