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This is a childhood breakfast for me, gooey apple cinnamon filling inside a crispy puff pastry topped with vanilla glaze! 

Difficulty: Level 2 (totally doable)

Hands On Time: 20 minutes        Cook Time: 20 minutes          Total Time: 40 minutes        Servings: 10-12

Over the years I have tried many apple turnover recipes. Only to be disappointed time and time again. Most of the fillings were too apple pie-ish. But I was looking for a filling that was so gooey and delicious and the apples chopped so tiny that you barely even knew you were eating fruit.

Well. I am completely ecstatic to tell you that I. Have. Perfected. The. Apple. Turnover. It’s perfect. It’s just how I remember them as a child!

And that would be this super easy 15-minute puff pastry by Christina from Dessert for Two (side note, she has a cookbook that is totally to die for and you need it in your life.)

Apple Turnovers
Serves 12
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
APPLE FILLING + TURNOVERS
  1. 1 large green apple or two smaller apples - peeled and chopped into small pieces
  2. 1 ½ cups water
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  5. ½ tsp cinnamon
  6. ½ cup water
  7. 1 recipe of puff pastry- either a frozen sheet or your favorite puff pastry recipe
  8. *My favorite puff pastry recipe is found here
VANILLA GLAZE
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 4 tsp milk
  3. 2 tsp vanilla
APPLE FILLING + TURNOVERS
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place apple pieces and 1 ½ cups water into a small sauce pan or skillet. Simmer apple pieces until they are soft/fork tender. About 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the apple pieces and set aside.
  4. In another small sauce pan, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and ½ cup water. Heat over medium for about 5-7 minutes mixing occasionally. When the mixture turns thick, remove from heat.
  5. Add the softened apple pieces to the thick sugar mixture.
  6. Roll out half of the puff pastry dough until it makes a large rectangle, a little smaller than the size of a cookie sheet (if using frozen puff pastry, thaw the puff pastry sheet and then gently roll it out to get rid of seams)
  7. Using a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into 6 squares.
  8. Gently place puff pastry squares onto a lined baking sheet.
  9. Place about 2 tbsp of the apple filling onto the center of each of the squares, fold over the squares to make a triangle and pinch the edges.
  10. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
  11. Remove turnovers from oven and let cool. Drizzle with vanilla glaze and serve warm.
VANILLA GLAZE
  1. Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make the glaze.
  2. If glaze seems too thin, add more powdered sugar 1 tbsp at a time; If glaze seems too thick, add more milk 1 tsp at a time.
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Apple Turnovers
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