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easy apple turnovers // cait's plate

easy apple turnovers

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 turnovers 1x
  • Category: dessert


love apple pie but not into the hassle of making pies? these easy apple turnovers have all the delicious flavor of apple pie but take half the time & effort! serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a thanksgiving dessert everyone will love.


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced (envy, macintosh or granny smith are great choices)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar *see note
  • 12 teaspoons apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper
  • Peel, core & slice apples then toss with lemon juice and set aside
  • Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and melt butter.
  • Once butter is melted, add apples and cook for 4-5 minutes until just soft.
  • While apples are cooking, combine water & cornstarch in a small bowl stirring until well combined.  Set aside.
  • Add sugars and cinnamon to the apples, stirring to combine, and cook for another 2 minutes.  Then add cornstarch slurry.  Cook for another minute or so then remove mixture from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Remove puff pastry and lay flat.  Cut each square into 4 equal squares.  Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry.
  • Place each smaller square on a small piece of parchment paper (this helps make the turnovers easier to move once filled), then place the apple filling into the center of each square.
  • Once all squares are filled, fold over diagonally to form a triangle.  Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.


Sugars: You can use all brown sugar if desired, I like to use equal parts granulated white and brown sugar, but this would come out perfectly delicious with all brown sugar as well.

If you can’t find apple pie spice: Make your own by combining 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Keywords: thanksgiving, vegetarian, apple pie, turnover, breakfast, dessert

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