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
- 1–2 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