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
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
Optional: White sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- 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.
- Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Mix well. Add to apple mixture and stir.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes until dry ingredients has become a thick sauce.
- Remove from heat and let slightly cool in pan.
- Unfold pastry sheet (repair any cracks by pressing back together).
- Cut pastry sheets into 4 squares (you will end with 8 squares).
- 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.
- Place turnovers onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Beat egg in small bowl. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush egg onto the top of each turnover. Sprinkle sugar onto turnovers.
- Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool before eating (the middle gets very hot!)
- Serve with ice cream for a delicious treat!