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These apple puff pastry turnovers are the bomb. Beautiful cinnamon apples encased within the flakiest puff pastry, then drizzled with a sweet glaze. Perfect for breakfast and dessert (and lets be honest, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks, too), no one will be able to say no to these puff pastry turnovers!
Turnovers remind me of my childhood. My dad always loved to buy the Piggly Wiggly's cherry turnovers, but he knew I didn't like the cherry ones so he'd always get me the apple version. He taught me that turnovers are always better warm, so we'd heat them up in the microwave together, then chow down, getting little flaky crumbs all over the kitchen counter.
I still love me some Piggly Wiggly turnovers, but mmmmm these homemade turnovers are IRRESISTIBLE. You'll love the smell of cinnamon apples wafting from your oven, the sense of accomplishment after you pull them out, and pouring on the sweet glaze. Then you'll inevitably eat one before it's cool, and regret nothing.
The Apples: The apples you choose are quite important, actually! Although you really can't choose a WRONG apple, you definitely can choose a RIGHT apple that will take these from good to great. My personal faves are granny smith and pink lady BECAUSE they stay nice and crisp and add a little extra depth because of their tartness. However, stay away from macintosh, red delicious, rome, fuji, and empire apples. Someone actually did a test for this, see here for the results. However, you can count on granny smith and pink lady to be tried and tested for these turnovers, and, well, I can surely promise you won't regret using theM.
The Puff Pastry: You can definitely do the store-bought puff pastry, but if you're feeling adventurous, try making your own! A homemade puff pastry recipe will be coming to the blog soon, but in the meantime, you can find some great online tutorials. TBH- if you're pressed for time and/or you don't really have a desire to go the extra mile, GO FOR THE STORE-BOUGHT. If you're feeling adventurous, or are an avid baker who wants the title of being able to make puff pastry, DO IT! Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions- I definitely have some lessons learned from my own homemade puff pastry 🙂
To Customize: There are a few ways you can customize these! Try adding a touch of nutmeg, switch out some of the brown sugar for regular, add a touch of cheddar cheese, or swap out the apples for another fruit entirely. Make these your own, then let me know how they turn out!
Storage: Store these up to 3 days on the counter.
Make these in advance: You can make these up to 3 days in advance.
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Apple Puff Pastry Turnovers
- 1 pkg frozen puff pastry
- 3 apples
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and allow to thaw until cold, but pliable (probably around 45 minutes).
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- While pastry is thawing, peel apples, then chop into small pieces (about ¼ inch cubes).
- Combine chopped apples with corn starch, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Cut each pastry sheet into 4 equal-sized squares.
Assemble and Bake
- Divide the apple mixture evenly into the middle of the pastry squares. Then fold over one corner of the pastry to the opposite side, forming a triangle.
- Using a fork, press the sides of the puff pastry to fully enclose and seal the apple mixture inside. You may need to also pinch the seams using your hands.
- Whisk egg until yolk is fully incorporated into the white. Brush a little bit of the egg mixture on top of each turnover.
- Sprinkle the coarse sugar on top for a beautiful finish.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on the top.
Glaze the Turnovers
- While the turnovers are baking, make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
- Remove the turnovers from the oven, and drizzle with the glaze.
- Eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or a midnight snack! These are good all day long!
Did you make these? I want to know! Post it on social media, tag @battersandblessings, and add #battersandblessings so I can see your creation 🙂