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Apple Turnovers

apple turnoverTo tell you the truth, I have never had apple turnovers.. until today.. when I made it at home.

Well?? not exactly from scratch… coz the puff pastry sheet is a store bought one. Nonetheless.. the flaky puff combined with soft sweet and tart green apples with just a hint of orange just melt in your mouth. For a start, I am happy with the results.

I am not sure if this is an authentic recipe, but I loved it and so did my toddler. So, no worries!! Next time, I shall try to make this without sugar, as the caramelized apple has a lot of sweetness in itself.

The thing is my husband is not much into sweets and desserts. And although my toddler is like me, who loves anything sweet, I cannot go overboard with him. So, this time, I just made four turnovers which I could finish in one day. Actually, I just finished the last one while writing this post:)

I find baking very interesting and I really enjoy looking up for dishes that can be made in oven. I don’t know if you are like me, but I get more excited to eat when the dish is baked rather than cooked on stovetop. Baking has become my new found interest.

This recipe is inspired from Maureen O’leary on allrecipes website. I tweaked the recipe a little and ignored the glaze altogether.

apple turnover


1/2 tablespoon butter
1 Granny Smith apple (peeled, cored and diced)
1/2 teaspoon or less grated orange rind
1+1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1-2 teaspoon all purpose flour
2/3 of single sheet of Pepperidge Farm’s frozen puff pastry sheet
1 whole egg, whisked with 1 tablespoon water


  • In a pan on medium heat, melt butter and add the diced apples. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the grated orange rind and brown sugar. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the apples have slightly moistened. Add all purpose flour, saute for a minute more and set it aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the pastry sheet on countertop and allow it to thaw. Then, using some flour roll out the sheet a little longer and cut into 4 equal squares.
  • Add a spoonful of mixture in the centre of each square, and brush the edges with egg wash. Fold one corner over the other and seal the edges. Dust a fork in flour, and press it along the edges to seat it tightly. Repeat this with the remaining sheets.
  • Brush the top with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

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