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Apple Turnovers

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Craving for a delicious treat? Try these irresistible Apple Turnovers, they are crispy, flaky pastries stuffed with sweet, juicy apples, it’s the perfect dessert or snack any time of the day.

Apple Turnovers, A Bite of Heaven in Every Fluff

Apple turnovers are a delicious pastry that typically consists of a sweet and flaky dough filled with spiced apple filling. Here’s a brief background and history of apple turnovers:

  1. Origin of Pastries: The concept of turnovers, in general, dates back to medieval times. Pastries filled with various ingredients, including fruits, meats, and spices, have been a part of culinary traditions in many cultures.
  2. Evolution of Apple Turnovers: The specific origin of apple turnovers is a bit challenging to trace, but they are believed to have evolved from the European tradition of hand pies. In England, turnovers were commonly made with a variety of fillings, including apples.
  3. Colonial America: Apple turnovers gained popularity in Colonial America, where apples were abundant and commonly used in baking. The simplicity of the recipe, along with the availability of ingredients, made apple turnovers a popular treat.
  4. Variations and Regional Influences: As with many traditional recipes, variations of apple turnovers developed over time. Different regions and cultures incorporated their own twists, whether it be in the choice of spices, the type of pastry used, or additional ingredients.
  5. Commercialization and Accessibility: With the rise of commercial bakeries and the availability of pre-made pastry dough, apple turnovers became more accessible to a wider audience. This increased accessibility contributed to their popularity as a convenient and tasty dessert or snack.
  6. Modern Trends: In modern times, apple turnovers remain a beloved pastry, enjoyed in various forms around the world. Bakeries and home bakers often experiment with different fillings, including variations like caramel apple turnovers, adding nuts, or incorporating different spices for a unique flavor profile.
  7. Cultural Significance: Apple turnovers, like many traditional pastries, also hold cultural significance. They are often associated with comfort, warmth, and the joy of homemade baking, making them a popular choice for family gatherings, holidays, and other celebrations.

Today, apple turnovers are readily available in bakeries, supermarkets, and cafes. They continue to be versatile and beloved pastries enjoyed by people of all ages, but why buy them when you can make your own at home?

An image of a blue plate filled with Apple Turnovers with a drizzle of cream cheese
Apple Turnovers, A delightful addition to your dessert board

Apple Turnovers

An image of a blue plate filled with Apple Turnovers with a drizzle of cream cheese

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Craving for a delicious treat? Try our irresistible Apple Turnovers Crispy, flaky pastry stuffed with sweet, juicy apples. it’s the perfect dessert or snack any time of the day.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: France




  • 56 Apples
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar/ Sugar Alternative
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Allspice
  • Puff Pastry (store-bought)
  • 1 Egg (beaten for brushing)


  • 23 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar/Sugar Alternative


  1. Peel, core, and dice apples.
  2. Melt butter in a pan and add apples.
  3. Allow it to cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in sugar and spices and cook until the apples are tender.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  6. Roll out puff pastry and cut it into 4 squares.
  7. Place a spoonful of mixture on one half of the square and fold over into a triangular shape.
  8. Seal edges with egg and crimp it with a fork.
  9. Brush tops with egg, place on a baking sheet, and bake at 180C/350F for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Mix cream cheese and sugar.
  11.  Drizzle over cooled turnovers and enjoy!!



  • Serving Size: 1 Turnover
  • Calories: 1604
  • Sugar: 56.5 g
  • Sodium: 621.8 mg
  • Fat: 97.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 167.8 g
  • Fiber: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 72.7 mg

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13 thoughts on “Apple Turnovers”

  1. I am craving a sweet treat now. Lol. I’m going to have to try this. I usually don’t have the best luck with baking but these sound phenomenal.

  2. What an interesting history of turnovers! Yes, this sounds like the perfect comfort food to me! 🙂 Pinning to save and share. Thank you for sharing this post with me and with my readers at the Will Blog for Comments #34 linkup. Join us next week for #35, sharing more of your posts, old or new! Have a great week.


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