Easy Apple Puff Pastry Turnovers

Apple Puff Pastry Turnovers

I admit that until recently I mostly went to the store or bakery to buy apple puff pastry turnovers. I actually don’t know why. After all, this is a very simple recipe that will make you enjoy perhaps the best apple turnovers you’ve ever had.

If you like fruit desserts as much as I do, you will definitely like these easy apple puff pastry turnovers. This recipe takes no more than half an hour. And your active time takes about 10 minutes. With its simplicity and freshness, it reminds me of this quick and healthy quark cake.


How to make homemade apple turnovers?

Of course, you need apples. I also like to add half a pear. This gives the turnovers a pleasant and interesting sweet taste.

You can eat the other half of a pear right away. At least you won’t be so impatient when you smell the amazing aroma of cooked apples and pears accompanied by fragrant cinnamon.

Don’t forget cornstarch. This, in turn, guarantees the necessary dense texture of our filling.

When you cut the puff pastry into squares about 4 inches (10 cm), spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of the filling around the center. But start with two at a time to see if three spoons are not too much. The filling should just be enough and not leak.

By the way, I try to use relatively little sugar, since apple juice and fruit are also quite sweet. However, if you prefer your desserts to be sweeter, feel free to add more sugar.

Before baking, simply rub the apple puff pastry turnovers with an egg and bake in the preheated oven for about 17 minutes. Don’t forget to let them cool after baking. This is always the hardest step, isn’t it? Definitely for me as I am often very impatient (and always hungry)!

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Apple Puff Pastry Turnovers

Easy Apple Puff Pastry Turnovers

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  • Author: Cook Homey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 apple turnovers 1x


Do you like apple turnovers? Try to make these easy apple puff pastry turnovers at home. It will only take you 30 minutes and you will definitely love it.


Units Scale
  • 260 g puff pastry
  • 2 small apples
  • 1/2 pear
  • 100 ml apple juice
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg for egg wash


  1. Preheat the oven to 390 °F (200 °C). Cut apples and pear into small cubes and place them in a saucepan. Add the lemon juice and bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Mix apple juice with cinnamon and one tablespoon of cornstarch and add to the saucepan. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn the heat off.
  3. While allowing the apple filling to cool slightly, cut the puff pastry into approximately 10 cm squares. Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of the filling in the middle of the puff pastry. Brush the edges from the inside with an egg yolk and close the turnovers.
  4. Give the apple turnovers a nice egg wash from the outside. You can gently press with a fork and give them a nice pattern.
  5. Place in a preheated oven at 390 °F for about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool down and enjoy your easy apple puff pastry turnovers!


When closing the apple turnovers, you can use a fork, too. It will give them a nice look.

Enjoy them with a nice hot cup of coffee.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: German


  • Serving Size: 6 servings , Amount per one:
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 14.7g
  • Sodium: 116mg
  • Fat: 16.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg

6 Responses

  1. These apple turnovers look lovely! I’m getting them usually from McDonald’s to be honest.. Now it’s the time to make them at home, especially when it sounds so easy!

  2. I’m sorry, did make them but proportions of filling to puff pastry was way off. Too much filling lots left over. Puff pastry does not bake properly at 350 F. I had to turn the oven up to 400F and bake for another 15 minutes. I’ve been baking for over 50 years so I know a few things about baking.

    1. Hey Audrey, thanks for the tip. It’s true that I usually have to make them really full. And I thought it’s better to have a little bit more than too little. It also depends on how big your apples are. But I will change the proportions 🙂

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