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.)


1 large green apple or two smaller apples – peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 ½ cups water
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup water
1 recipe of puff pastry- either a frozen sheet or your favorite puff pastry recipe
*My favorite puff pastry recipe is found on

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350.
Step 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.
Step 3: Drain the apple pieces and set aside.
Step 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.
Step 5: Add the softened apple pieces to the thick sugar mixture.
Step 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)
Step 7: Using a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into 6 squares.
Step 8: Gently place puff pastry squares onto a lined baking sheet.
Step 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.
Step 10: Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
Step 11: Remove turnovers from oven and let cool. Drizzle with vanilla glaze and serve warm.

1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp milk
2 tsp vanilla

Step 1: Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make the glaze.
Step 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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