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!
- 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 here
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- 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.
- Drain the apple pieces and set aside.
- 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.
- Add the softened apple pieces to the thick sugar mixture.
- 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)
- Using a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into 6 squares.
- Gently place puff pastry squares onto a lined baking sheet.
- 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.
- Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
- Remove turnovers from oven and let cool. Drizzle with vanilla glaze and serve warm.
- Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make the glaze.
- 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.