My favourite part about fall is using apples in a multitude of ways whether it be apple sauce, apple pies, apple butter — the list goes on and on. I decided to develop this apple turnover recipe so that I will be able whip up these desserts quickly and easily for the (Canadian) Thanksgiving party I am hosting this weekend.

If you plan on making these turnovers for a special occasion, you can even make them a couple of days in advance and freeze them. All you would have to do is bake them for a longer period of time when you wish to consume these flaky apple pastries.

Apple Turnovers

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:35 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:4 turnovers
  • Medium


  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Step 2

Cut the apples into thin slices and cut each slice into quarters.

Photo by Helena Lin
Photo by Helena Lin

Step 3

Place the apples, cinnamon, butter, and sugar in a pot and simmer until the apples are soft and caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cut the puff pastry into squares and place on parchment paper.

Step 5

Beat the egg in a bowl and dab the edge of the puff pastry with the egg wash.

Step 6

Fill the middle of the puff pastry and fold over. Use a fork to seal the pastry and coat with egg wash. Make an incision in the pastry.

Step 7

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.