Using flaky store-bought puff pastry, all you need to make Easy Apple Turnovers is to shred up a few apples and mix in a bit of sugar and lemon juice. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and pop them in the oven- get ready for super flaky, delicious, fresh Easy Apple Turnovers!
- 2 boxes of refrigerated puff pastry dough, with two sheets each (I like Pepperidge Farm)
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 1 Ambrosia apple, or other sweet apple
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- two generous pinches of salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Place puff pastry sheets on the counter to come to room temperature, about an hour.
- Peel and shred the apples, either with a box grater or food processor (just be sure to remove the cores first). Mix in the lemon juice, salt and sugar. Dump the apple mixture into a strainer placed over a bowl to remove excess liquid. Set your oven to heat to 375 degrees F.
- Cut each pastry sheet into four squares. Place two tablespoons of apple filling in the center of each one. Dip a finger into the excess apple juice and run it along two adjacent edges of a piece of dough. Fold the opposite corner over to the wetted sides and crimp closed with a fork. Repeat with the remaining dough squares and filling.
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
- Move the Apple turnovers to a baking sheet with a spatula. Wet the top of the fritters lightly with water (with a pastry brush, water bottle, etc.) and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Place them in the oven to bake for 35 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Serve.
These apple turnovers can be made ahead thru step 3 and covered with plastic wrap in the fridge, up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake them, remove the plastic wrap and proceed with the recipe as written.
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 turnover
- Calories: 67
- Sugar: 5.5 g
- Sodium: 51 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g