Easy Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry & apple pie filling for a simple, delicious apple dessert. Puff Pastry Apple Turnover Recipe is made in minutes & topped with a delicious almond glaze.
Sarah here from Feeding Your Fam dropping by to bring you this super simple Apple Turnover Recipe. This is definitely a family favorite because these are so yummy and so easy to make. Even the kids love getting into the kitchen to help make these simple turnovers. You can’t resist that flaky crust and warm apple pie filling, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you are in dessert heaven.
Apple Turnover Ingredients
-Puff Pastry Sheets-2 sheets of puff pastry, or one box will make 8 turnovers.
-Apple Pie Filling-Just one large can of pie filling is all that you will need to make this recipe.
-Egg-one beaten egg, plus one teaspoon water to seal the edges.
-Milk: Just enough to thin down the sugar and make a drizzling icing for our turnovers.
-Powdered Sugar: To give us a thick and sweet creamy glaze.
-Almond Extract: Adding a little subtle flavor that pairs great with all the other ingredients in this dish.
How to make Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
To make this simple Apple Turnover Recipe, start by rolling out the thawed puff pastry dough. Slice each pastry sheet into 4 equal squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
Place about 3 tablespoons of pie filling into the center of each square.
In a small bowl whisk one egg with one teaspoon of water. Use a clean finger or pastry brush to spread the egg wash on the edge of the pastry dough.
Fold the corner without egg wash over to the edge with the egg wash. Press the edges together with your fingers and then with the tines of a fork to seal the edge.
Place the turnover onto a baking sheet that has been greased or lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 400ºF oven for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden, puffy, and flaky.
How to make Almond Glaze for Apple Turnovers
This glaze is so simple to make, you will be glazing everything once you give it a try!!
To make the glaze combine the powdered sugar, milk and almond extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is a thick liquid. The glaze should fall easily off the end of a spoon or fork. If you feel it is too thick, add more milk, one-two drops at a time, or if it is too runny add just a pinch of powdered sugar at a time.
Using a fork or spoon, drizzle the turnovers with the almond icing. This is best done when the turnovers have cooled a bit, if you can wait.
Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- 1 17.3 oz puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 1 21 oz canned apple pie filling
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp water
Almond Glaze Ingredients
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper
- Roll out puff pastry dough and slice each sheet into four equal squares.
- Place about 3 tablespoons of pie filling in the center of each square.
- In a small bowl combine the egg and water and beat together.
- Brush the egg wash onto one half of the square. Fold the dough over corner to corner, forming a triangle. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork to seal.
- Place the turnover onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and flaky.
- To make the almond glaze, combine the milk, powdered sugar and almond extract in a bowl and mix to combine. Adjust the thickness of the glaze by adding more sugar or milk and stirring. Drizzle the glaze over cooled turnovers.
How to store Apple Turnovers
If you aren’t going to eat these apple turnovers right away, these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
To warm them up before serving, place in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Can I use vanilla extract instead?
Absolutely! The almond extract adds a great flavor to this simple icing recipe but you can swap it out with any extract flavor for a different experience, including vanilla!
Can I freeze turnovers?
Yes, but I recommend doing it before baking. After assembling your turnovers, place them on a baking sheet and flash freeze for about 2 hours until solid before transferring to an airtight container in the freezer. Then, when you want to bake one, simply place it on a baking tray and bake as directed, adding a minute or two to the total cook time. Now you can enjoy fresh from the oven turnovers whenever you want. Use frozen turnovers within 3 months for best tasting results.
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