Let’s talk Apple Turnovers.  At Grape Arbor Bed and Breakfast, we love this simple recipe using puff pastry sheets from your grocers freezer and a easy to make apple pie filling and glaze.  We guarantee you, too, will love the results when you bite into that flaky crust sweetened with a touch of glaze which then gives way to the treasure inside – warm, cinnamon spiced apples.  This is one reason why Apple Turnovers are a classic American dessert.

Turnovers are wonderful little portable pies, they’re a pocket full of heaven. Fun fact:  July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day but you don’t want to wait til July to try making this easy, mouthwatering pastry at home.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 lb. yellow or green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced, use a mix of apples for best flavor
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional 1/3 cup raisins
  • Frozen Puff Pastry, 1 sheets, defrosted.
  • 1 egg, whisked with a tsp of water, to seal the dough
  • For glaze: about 1/2 C of powdered sugar and 1 T of milk or cream


  1. Make the apple filling: Mix all of the ingredients together except the pastry sheets in a wide, shallow saucepan or skillet. Cook over medium low heat stirring occasionally about 20 to 30 mins until the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Roll puff pastry sheet each until 1/8th of an inch thick into a square about 12 inches long. Cut into four squares.

    Put the squares on a baking sheet so they will fit when folded over. Brush the outside edges of each square with a little bit of egg whisked with water. Divide the cooled apple filling onto the center of each square. Fold over diagonally into triangles. Press together edges with a fork so the triangles are sealed.

    Brush the top of each with egg wash, do not let it drip off of the sides. Cut a small slit or two in the top of the turnover.

    Bake 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  3. Make a glaze with a mixture of powdered sugar and milk. You do not need a lot of glaze so maybe start with a 1/2 cup of sugar and a tablespoon of milk. You want a consistency like Elmer's Glue.

    Drizzle glaze on turnovers when they are completely cooled.

Recipe Cuisine: American

Recipe By: Peggy - April 23, 2020