apple turnover

Easy Apple Turnovers

If you read my recent recipe for Apple Walnut Spice Muffins, you will know that I have a bunch of Granny Smith apples to get through before they go bad.

Not only did I recently discover that my husband doesn’t enjoy green apples, but I also discovered he has never had a turnover! What?! Crazy talk, I know.

I’m not a huge pastry person. I’m a dessert girl, yes, but not so much into danishes and such. But my husband is, however, we rarely have them in the house.

So when I learned that he had never had a turnover and since I have all these apples just hanging out, I made these Apple Turnovers.

They are so, so easy to make and really delicious!

Eating them warm with a scoop of ice cream on top is like perfection!

I can’t wait to try this recipe with other fillings!

Easy Apple Turnovers

Yields 8 turnovers

Ingredients:

4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin

2 tbsp butter

1 c brown sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp flour

1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

1 egg

Optional: White sugar for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat, add apples. Cook and stir for about two minutes until apples are getting soft and covered with butter.
  3. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Mix well. Add to apple mixture and stir.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes until dry ingredients has become a thick sauce.
  5. Remove from heat and let slightly cool in pan.
  6. Unfold pastry sheet (repair any cracks by pressing back together).
  7. Cut pastry sheets into 4 squares (you will end with 8 squares).
  8. Spoon apple mixture onto center of each square. Fold square over from corner to corner to form a triangle shape. Use a fork to press down and seal edges.
  9. Place turnovers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Beat egg in small bowl. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush egg onto the top of each turnover. Sprinkle sugar onto turnovers.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool before eating (the middle gets very hot!)
  12. Serve with ice cream for a delicious treat!

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