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Apple Turnovers – Sugar Spun Run

My Apple Turnovers recipe is made fully from scratch with a candy apple filling folded inside my selfmade flaky, buttery pie crust! They take lower than an hour to make and style SO significantly better than store-bought. Recipe features a how-to video!

apple turnover that's been broken in half to show the spiced apple filling

Apple Turnovers From Scratch

I’m re-sharing my selfmade apple turnovers recipe simply in time for the autumn baking season. My model is made fully from scratch with my flaky (tremendous straightforward) pie crust recipe and a selfmade apple pie filling inside.

These are similar to my hand pies and a good way to make use of up leftover apples from apple selecting. With their buttery, flaky crust and candy caramelized apple filling in each chunk, what’s to not love?!

Whereas I sometimes high my turnovers with a simple vanilla glaze, I additionally prefer to sprinkle them with coarse sugar for some added crunch and sparkle. In the event you’re much less of a sugar fiend, you’ll be able to simply use the sugar or the glaze–however I extremely suggest each!

Why you’ll love my recipe:

  • May be made with pie dough or my straightforward puff pastry.
  • Takes lower than an hour to make.
  • Two topping choices: coarse sugar or vanilla glaze (or each!).
  • 100% from-scratch!


overhead view of ingredients including pie dough, apples, cinnamon and more

Just some components come collectively to make this straightforward apple turnover recipe. Most significantly, you’ll want:

  • Apples. I like to recommend utilizing a agency, pretty tart apple like Fuji, Gala (my favorites for apple butter or applesauce), or Granny Smith (a extra tart possibility!). Remember to peel & core the apples earlier than chopping them into small items (lower than ½″). 
  • Pie crust. You possibly can use pre-made (store-bought) pie dough, however I actually suggest making my selfmade pie dough (linked within the recipe under). It’s very straightforward to make and produces completely flaky, flavorful outcomes that I believe makes my apple turnover recipe actually particular.
  • Brown sugar. I like utilizing gentle brown sugar for the apple filling. Darkish brown sugar might be substituted, however it should make your turnovers richer and sweeter.
  • Cornstarch. This helps to thicken our apple filling.
  • Coarse sugar. That is non-obligatory, however I really like sprinkling it on the turnovers earlier than they go within the oven. It offers them a crisp, sparkly exterior!

SAM’S TIP: It should seem to be loads of (possibly even too many) apples if you first add them to your pan, however they’ll prepare dinner all the way down to be simply sufficient to fill your crust. Ensure that to let the filling cool earlier than including it to your dough, in any other case you run the danger of melting your pastry dough.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

Tips on how to Make Apple Turnovers

collage of four photos showing apples being cooked in a saucepan and pie dough being rolled and cut
  1. Mix apple filling components in a saucepan and prepare dinner, stirring steadily.
  2. As soon as the butter melts, enhance the warmth and let the combination simmer for five minutes. The apples will grow to be tender and the sauce will thicken.
  3. Take away apple combination from warmth and stir in vanilla, then put aside to chill whilst you roll out your pie dough.
  4. Reduce the dough into squares (I like to make use of a ruler to make mine even, however possibly you’re higher at eyeballing this than I’m!).
collage of four photos showing pastry squares being filled, folded, and sugared before baking and after baking
  1. Switch the pastry squares to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush flippantly with egg wash. Now scoop the cooled apple turnover filling onto ready squares, inserting them simply off middle.
  2. Fold the squares over the apple filling and use a fork to crimp the perimeters.
  3. Brush the tops of the turnovers with egg wash and vent with a pointy knife earlier than sprinkling with sugar (if utilizing, which you need to!).
  4. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool fully earlier than drizzling with glaze.

SAM’S TIP: In the event you do discover that your dough turns into too tender to handle, simply return it to the fridge for a couple of minutes and it ought to shortly grow to be agency sufficient to handle. You may also do that with the assembled turnovers if they appear too tender or melty earlier than you pop them within the oven (this may simply occur on a heat day!).

homemade turnovers that have been sprinkled with sugar and glazed resting on brown parchment paper

Steadily Requested Questions

Can apple turnovers be frozen?

Sure! These might be frozen earlier than or after baking. If freezing earlier than, I’d suggest freezing on a baking sheet first to agency up the exteriors earlier than wrapping and storing in a ziploc bag or hermetic container. If you’re able to bake, you are able to do so from frozen; they’ll simply want a couple of minutes longer within the oven.

Can I take advantage of puff pastry?

Sure! You’ll want one batch of my selfmade puff pastry or two sheets of store-bought puff pastry.

Do apple turnovers have to be refrigerated?

If you wish to make them last more, sure. They’ll preserve for two days at room temperature (I like to recommend masking them) however will preserve for five days if refrigerated. They’re greatest when recent although!

triangular-shaped pastries drizzled with white glaze

In the event you like this apple turnovers recipe, give my cherry turnovers and chocolate turnovers a strive!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! In the event you do this recipe, you should definitely tag me on Instagram, and you can too discover me on YouTube and Fb

apple turnover that's been broken in half to show the spiced apple filling

Apple Turnovers Recipe

My apple turnovers recipe is made fully from scratch with my straightforward selfmade pie crust. They take lower than an hour to make and style SO significantly better than store-bought. Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Breakfast, Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 25 minutes

Whole Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 10 turnovers

Energy: 335kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 400F (205C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Put aside.

  • Start getting ready apple filling by combining chopped apples, brown sugar, butter, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low warmth.

  • Prepare dinner, stirring steadily, till butter is melted. Enhance warmth to medium and proceed to prepare dinner, bringing combination to a simmer. Simmer for five minutes, stirring often. Combination ought to thicken barely.

  • Take away from warmth and stir in vanilla extract. Permit combination to chill earlier than filling pie dough.

  • Put together turnover dough: Divide pie crust in half and roll out one half onto a clear, flippantly floured floor. Roll right into a rectangle between ⅛”-¼” thick.

  • Utilizing a pizza cutter or sharp knife, neatly minimize dough into 4 ½” squares and switch to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining half of dough (word: you’ll need to assemble the scraps and re-roll them out to make all 10 turnovers).

  • Put together egg wash by whisking collectively egg and water. Use a pastry brush to flippantly brush the floor of every pastry sq. with egg wash.

  • Portion about 1½ Tablespoons of filling simply off middle of every sq.. Gently fold over one nook to the touch the opposite to envelope the apple filling. Use the tines of a fork to press and seal the turnovers. Repeat with remaining turnovers.

  • Brush the surface of every turnover flippantly with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar (or common granulated sugar), if desired. Use a pointy knife to chop 2-3 small slits to vent.

  • Switch to middle rack of 400F (205C) oven and bake for 25 minutes, till pastry is starting to show golden brown.

  • Permit to chill earlier than topping with icing (if desired).

Vanilla Glaze

  • Whisk collectively powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon of milk, and vanilla extract. If combination is just too dry, add further milk, a splash at a time, till combination ribbons off the spoon.

  • Drizzle glaze over cooled turnovers, and luxuriate in.



I like to recommend utilizing a tart, agency apple like Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith, however nearly any apple will work right here!


Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 2 days, within the fridge in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days, or tightly wrap and freeze for as much as a number of months.


Serving: 1turnover | Energy: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 12g | Saturated Fats: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 5g | Trans Fats: 0.1g | Ldl cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary data relies on third-party calculations and must be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will range based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.

This recipe was initially revealed October of 2017. I’ve made small edits to the circulation of the recipe to make it simpler to observe and have added new pictures, a brand new video, and new textual content that I hope is useful!

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