These easy apple turnovers are ready in just 30 minutes and are delicious treat your family will love. Apples are cooked with a little brown sugar and cinnamon, wrapped in puff pastry and baked to golden perfection. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Arctic Apples. All opinions are our own.
It was a rare treat as a kid when my mom would bring home fresh apple turnovers from the grocery store. When we were ready to eat them, she’d warm them slightly in the oven. It was perfection!
Achieving that fresh apple turnover taste doesn’t have to mean spending all day in the kitchen perfecting that flaky crust. Or heading to the grocery store to buy the pre-made ones from the bakery like my mom used to. For this recipe, we’re using puff pastry, which you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store.
Puff pastry gives us that light, buttery, flaky goodness – no needing required! Just make sure to set the puff pastry out on your counter about 30-45 minutes BEFORE you’re ready to assemble these pockets of goodness so it has time to thaw.
Easy Apple Turnover Key Ingredients
- Puff Pastry Sheets
- Sugar – brown and regular
When it comes to choosing your apples, you could go with just about any variety but I’m partial to using the classic green baking apple – Granny Smiths. This apple holds up really well when cooking and baking!
To make this recipe even easier (yes, really!) we’re using Arctic Apples® pre-sliced apples. Just give them a quick dice and into the pan they go, along with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, to soften.
We recently shared these Caramel Apple Yogurt Parfaits using Arctic Apples, and they’re an easy 4-ingredient recipe that’s the perfect taste of fall.
Once these come out of the oven with that flaky, golden-brown crust your family won’t be able to resist digging in!
Can you freeze puff pastry apple turnovers?
If you have leftovers, or if you want to make a double batch so you have some ready to when you want one, you can definitely freeze cooked apple turnovers. Once they are completely cooled, I recommend wrapping them individually in press n’ seal, then placing them in the freezer bag or airtight container. The puff pastry apple turnovers can be baked directly from the freezer, they will just take longer to bake. If you see them browning a bit too much, cover them with aluminum foil. You can also pop them in the microwave for until heated throughout, they just won’t be as flaky and firm. They will be good in the freezer for at least 1 month.
You can also freeze uncooked apple turnovers. So, if you made a double-batch and didn’t pop them all in the oven right away, put some in the freezer! To freeze simply place the turnovers in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Once frozen, place them freezer bag or airtight container. To prevent freezer burn, wrap them in press n’ seal first. You can freeze unbaked apple turnovers for at least a month.
How do you store leftover apple turnovers?
Didn’t eat the whole batch? Store your leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 10 oz. bag sliced apples, chopped
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until apples are tender. Remove from heat and let cool.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry sheets. Cut into 4 squares each.
- Add about ¼ cup of apples into each square, leaving a ½-inch border. Fold over to form a triangle. Use a fork to press and seal edges. Prick the top with a fork to vent and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Beat egg and 1 Tbsp. water in small bowl. Brush tops of turnovers with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.