Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 19, 2023
I mentioned to a friend that I’d like to make puff pastry apple turnovers after I found a package of the shortcut ingredient in my freezer. She shared a recipe that I adapted for the puff pastry. These turnovers were a big hit on my first try! —Coleen Cavallaro, Oak Hill, New York
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  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; add apples and toss to coat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each pastry sheet into a 12-in. square. Cut each into 4 squares.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup apple mixture into the center of each square; fold diagonally in half and press edges to seal. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon; brush over pastry. Bake until golden brown, 12-16 minutes. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers Tips

What kind of apples should you use to make Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers?

We recommend Granny Smith as the go-to apple for these turnovers because they’re tart and firm, providing a perfect balance to the sweet ingredients. (Here’s how to pick the perfect apple.?) You can also use store-bought apple fruit filling to save time. Or, switch up the flavor with blueberry, cherry, strawberry, peach or any other fruit filling of your choice. 

How can you make Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers your own?

Add chopped walnuts to the homemade apple filling, or mix in another complementary fruit, such as pears, rhubarb, cherries or cranberries. You can also top the turnovers with warm caramel sauce, a sweet homemade glaze or confectioners' sugar.  

Can you freeze Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers??

Yes. To freeze baked turnovers, allow them to cool completely. Tightly wrap and freeze for up to 1 month. Do not thaw the turnovers before reheating, as this may result in a soggy crust and watery filling.

This step-by-step guide shows you how to make puff pastry from scratch.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 416 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.