Take a bite into these mouth-watering apple turnovers. They are delicately crunchy as you bite in, filled with a sweet, tart flavor of fresh apples and lightly topped with delicate flavor of sugar.
I love to keep a batch or two of my puff pastry dough on hand so that I can make these quick apple turnovers whenever the craving arises. They always come out so flaky, buttery and airy.
When I host a brunch, I always whip up some apple turnovers for my guests to snack on while I prepare the main course. I also like to have these little treats as a snack or pack them away in my kids’ lunches. But, no matter when or where I serve these turnovers, they are always a crowd pleaser. You can count on that!
Best Apples for For Apple Pies or Apple Turnovers
There are tons of different types of apples out there but not all are created equal when it comes to making turnovers.
Granny Smith apples (the light green ones) are my favorite type to use for this recipe. Slightly sour and hard to the touch, they stand up well during the baking process and give the pastries a nice bite. Another great option is Fuji, Honeycrisp and Gala apples.
Tips for Making Apple Turnovers
- There’s no need to pre-cook your apples. Just be sure to cut them into thin, uniform slices.
- Make sure the puff pastry dough is really cold when you are shaping your turnovers. The colder the puff pastry is, the more slowly the butter inside the dough will melt in the oven. This process creates the signature light and fluffy layering of the puff pastry.
- Make sure to flour the surface you are going to work with your puff pastry on. You don’t want the dough to stick!
- If you need to wait to bake them, refrigerate turnovers until you are ready to pop them in the oven.
- Brush the tops of apple turnovers with whisked egg to achieve that beautiful golden color on top.
Apple Turnovers Pie Crust Options
If you don’t have time to make my puff pastry dough, get a store bought puff pastry or use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls dough. But homemade puff pastry is really easy to make and gives them the best flavors!
How Long do Apple Turnovers Last?
Apple turnovers stay fresh for 2-3 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also freeze them for a few months in an airtight container.
Reheat Apple Turnovers
The best way to reheat apple turnovers is in the oven (not the microwave) at 350F for 5-10 minutes. They will come out nice and flaky crust while the inside has a delicious steamy filling.
Are you loving the Apple season and need some more Apple Treats?
- Sharlotka Apple Cake – this makes a perfect pairing with coffee, it’s light and fluffy. Baked in one pan!
- Banana Apple Bread Recipe – it’s loaded with fruits and makes the best way to use up those leftover bananas.
- Quick Apple Cake Recipe – this one goes great when you are hosting a party.
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- Prepare all ingredients for the apple turnovers.
- Peel and slice apples into 8-10 pieces and set aside.
- Roll out the pastry dough on a floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 9 equal pieces. Into the middle of each piece, place 4-5 pieces of apples, a spoonful of sugar into each one.
- Fold the dough over the apples, forming little pockets from it. Place each pie on a lined baking sheet. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl. Brush each pie with the whisked eggs, sprinkling them with some sugar.
- Bake the pies at 415F for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.