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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers Recipe

Here's a Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers recipe for you that will always give you deliciously crunchy turnovers, not soggy ones! The best part? No need to make the puff pastry yourself!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Neriz



  • 1/2 kg apples, peeled, cored and chopped into small bits
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


Prepare the Apple Filling:

  • Combine the chopped apples and 3 tablespoons of sugar in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes. 
  • Once the apples are soft, smash some of them and lower heat to medium.  Continue cooking for about 10 more minutes.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Prepare the Apple Turnovers:

  • Unroll the puff pastry and cut into 6 equal portions.
  • Brush half of each portion with the beaten egg.  Place a heaping tablespoon of the apple filling on the same side of the dough.
  • Fold the dough in half and use a fork to close the edges of the dough securely.
  • Place each filled dough on top of a baking tray lined with a baking sheet.
  • Brush each dough with egg, cover the tray with plastic, and place in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes to chill.

Bake the Apple Turnovers:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Take the covered baking tray out of the refrigerator and brush each turnover with the remaining beaten egg again.
  • Sprinkle each turnover with a generous amount of brown sugar.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or when they turned golden in color.
  • Take the tray out of the oven and serve your puff pastry apple turnovers.


  • Cook's Tip #1:  You can use any apples you like, but if you prefer the green ones (like Granny Smith), add a bit more sugar to balance the apple filling's tanginess.
  • Cook's Tip #2:  When cooking the apple mixture, do not smash all the apples. Keep some chopped bits in the filling.
  • Cook's Tip #3:  Remember to thaw the puff pastry completely before unrolling it. It helps in keeping the dough intact.
  • Cook's Tip #4:  When balancing the flavor of the apple filling, remember that you will be adding brown sugar later on, so it's better to keep it on the not-to-sweet side.
  • Cook's Tip #5:  These apple turnovers with puff pastry can be prepared ahead. You just need to make sure they are properly covered while chilling in the refrigerator -- for no more than 24 hours.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg