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5 from 18 votes

Apple Turnovers

The best apple turnover you will ever have. Made with a buttery, flaky puff pastry shell that's filled a sweet, tart apple & cinnamon filling and glazed with a cream cheese icing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword apple dessert, apple turnover, apple turnover recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 turnovers
Calories 306 kcal
Author Erren


  • 4 medium-sized cooking apples of choice peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon butter - melted
  • 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry thawed
  • For the Cream Cheese icing:
  • 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1⁄4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Combine the lemon juice and diced apples in a bowl to prevent them from turning brown. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and melted butter. Mix to combine. Set aside.

  3. On a floured surface, roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12-inch by 12-inch (30cm by 30cm) square.  Cut each sheet into 4 squares and make sure they stay chilled until you are ready to use them.

  4. Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper/grease proof paper.  Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square.

  5. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork.

  6. Brush the top with egg wash, make a small slit on the top of each turnover, and bake for 20 minutes, until browned and puffed.  Let cool for 5 minutes.

For the cream cheese icing:

  1. Mix the cream cheese butter, sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Drizzle each turnover with icing.   Serve warm.

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Apple Turnovers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 50g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.