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Recipe: Apple Turnovers

by Seraphina's Kitchen on July 3, 2014

A great recipe to make with the kids – quick, easy and you can tweak the recipe to your own tastes. Served warm, with a side of whipped cream, they also make a wonderful dessert! This is an apple turnover recipe that anyone can make.



2 sheets of (frozen) puff pastry

2 apples – peeled, cored & sliced finely (use a variety that is not too sweet such as Granny Smith)

1 tablespoon lemon juiceApple and Cranberry Turnovers

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon plain (all purpose) flour

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 egg, beaten


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Place pastry sheets on kitchen counter and thaw for ten minutes.
  • Place sliced apples in a bowl and add the lemon juice, cinnamon, flour and sugars. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cut each sheet of pastry into four pieces – cut through the centre from left to right and then from top to bottom. You want four pieces that are square-ish in shape.
  • In the centre of each piece spoon approx. 1 tablespoon of apple mixture leaving a 2cm border around the edge.
  • Fold each piece into a triangle by pulling one corner up and over the apple mixture to connect with the corner opposite. Press the edges firmly together – using the end of a fork (prongs) will create an attractive pattern.
  • Place turnovers onto a prepared baking sheet (use a baking mat if you have one) and using a pastry brush cover with beaten egg (egg wash). Using a sharp knife or cake tester make some small slashes or holes in the top of each turnover to release the steam during baking.
  • Bake for around 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Warm apple turnovers make a yummy dessert served with either cream, custard or ice-cream. When cold they can be decorated with icing or covered in melted apricot jam (using a pastry brush).

You can add different fruits to your apple mix – sultanas and berries both work well with the apples. You can also experiment with adding flavours such as ginger.


Apple Turnover





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Trudy July 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Even I could make this I think! 🙂


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