Learn how to make turnovers using this easy puff pastry turnovers recipe. You can easily make mini apple turnovers with puff pastry and homemade apple pie filling using real apples.
We usually try to make most things from scratch and even though we have a killer recipe for pie crust sometimes we buy pre-made. And we are strong in the fact that there is nothing wrong with taking a few shortcuts.
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Store bought pie crust is one of the handiest helps we can keep in the freezer but if we wish to take it up a step then it’s puff pastry. Puff pastry makes the flakiest sweet or savory pies and is quick and easy to use.
We have a Croissant recipe that we make for just about every holiday and it is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And our Croissants are made with loads of butter between each thin layer of beautiful dough and are the flakiest of dinner rolls. It is amazing and well worth the extra time which is perfect for special occasions or Sunday suppers but for everyday use, we grab the puff pastry.
And in making like, for instance, these mini apple turnovers with puff pastry and apple pie filling we definitely will use store-bought puff pastry. These mini apple turnovers are made with a homemade apple pie filling surrounded by the layers of flaky crust. And we use that extra time by cutting and cooking fresh apples to make an easy homemade apple pie filling.
How to Make Apple Pie Filling:
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Ingredients needed are:
- 2 small apples, peeled and cored
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp water
- Apple corer and peeler
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Pastry Brush
- Small pan
To make your Apple Pie Filling:
Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and setting it aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Use an apple corer and peeler and remove the cores of the apples and chop into small, bite-sized pieces.
Start making apple pie filling by measuring your brown sugar and butter and adding it to a medium-sized pan. Heat the pan to medium heat and melt the butter and brown sugar stirring to combine.
Add apples into the brown sugar mixture. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg evenly over apples. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined.
Cook until the apples are done. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Pour into apple mixture and stir until everything thickens up. Remove pan from heat.
How to make turnovers:
Cut the pastry into 9 small squares using a pizza cutter. Place on your parchment-lined baking sheet. Scoop a bit of the apple mixture in the center of each puff pastry square.
Fold over each pastry to form a triangle and press the edges with a fork to seal.
Whisk together egg and milk. Use a pastry brush and brush egg wash over each pastry triangle. Sprinkle with sugar. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks.
Serve these mini apple turnovers with puff pastry are delicious as a snack or a dessert. And that’s how to make turnovers! You could change these up and add over other fillings such as peach, cherry or blueberry. Remember there is nothing wrong taking a few shortcuts.
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Mini Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry and Apple Pie Filling
- In a medium-sized pan, start melting butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Add apples into the brown sugar mixture. Stir occasionally. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg evenly over apples. Stir more until all ingredients are well-combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water. Pour into apple mixture and stir until everything thickens up. Remove pan from heat.
- Cut puff pastry into 9 small squares using a. pizza cutter. Place on the lined baking sheet. Scoop a bit of the apple mixture in the center of each puff pastry square. Fold over each puff pastry to form a triangle and press the edges with a fork.
- Whisk together egg and milk. Use a pastry brush and brush egg wash over each puff pastry triangle. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!