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Apple Turnovers

September 4, 2013

Apples happen to be one of my least favorite foods. I hate them alone, in pies, dipped in caramel. They just are not pleasant to eat. There is one, very small and opinionated, little person in our home that strongly disagrees with me. Fortunately for him, I do love the way cooked apples smell.

After years of baking a few apple flavored treats, I settled on two that are on my I-don’t-hate-you list. Apple turnovers and apple butter (recipe coming soon). The turnover filling cooks together and slightly caramelizes, which leaves you with a mouth full of flavor and a slight crunch. They are much easier to make than you would suspect. Give them a try and find out for yourself!

apple turnovers

Apple Turnovers


  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 C. light brown sugar
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 package puff pastry sheets, thawed


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet. Add the apples and cook until slightly tender (2 minutes). Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Cook until thickened (2-3 minutes)
  3. Unroll both sheets of pastry. Cut each into four squares. Divide the apples into each square. Fold each one, corner to corner. Press down the edges to seal.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned. Serve with a simple glaze or my salted caramel sauce.


recipe adapted from AllRecipes

apple turnovers with salted caramel

Are you drooling yet? Baking these made me wish we were into the fall weather and foods. I think I might shift our weekly menu’s to include more soups and comfort foods. I’m ready for warm sweaters and falling leaves. Anyone else?? Top these little gems with my Salted Caramel Sauce before serving and you will have one amazing treat!

apple turnovers with salted caramel recipe


I got a little ahead of myself and added my caramel syrup before they were cooled down. It added a bit of a glaze that was amazing! I even served a little on the side for dipping. These would be great as neighbor gifts for the upcoming holiday’s!


Comments (22)

  • Debra Reply

    September 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I don’t really love cooked apples, but I kind of secretly love apple turnovers. I will have to try these.

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

      I hate cooked or raw apples, but these are pretty good. I think it’s the salted caramel sauce that made it work for me ;0)

  • Vanessa Barker Reply

    September 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Cooked apple anything is pretty much my favorite!! These look super simple. i think I’m gonna need to try them out. Thanks, I’m definitely pinning!!

  • Jenny Reply

    September 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

    So ready to eat these NOW! I love turnovers!

  • Kaylynn Reply

    September 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Oh. My.

    I’ve been wondering what to do with my Pastry Puff! Problem solved!! Thank you!!!

  • Kathleen Reply

    September 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Oh yum. Love apple turnovers. Pinning this.

  • Yvonne Reply

    September 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I can’t believe you don’t like apples cooked OR uncooked!! They are so tasty! This recipe looks fabulous and I actually have puff pastry in the freezer, leftover from my brie… and I have a zillion apples I picked up from a friend. Done and done: I’m making these 🙂

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  • Kaylynn Reply

    September 6, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I was SO distracted with the apple part I didn’t even see the DIPPING SAUCE. Are you freaking kidding me? YUM!!!

  • Lisa Summerhays Reply

    September 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Yum, sounds like my kind of treat. Must try. Thanks for sharing!

  • Deidre~ Reply

    September 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

    ooooh Jesseca! YUMMO one of my favorites :)Its the perfect time of year for making these,on my way now to the farmers market to buy some apples,lol Thanks!

  • Debbie Reply

    September 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Wow! These look dee-lish! We would love to have you share your recipe at our weekly Saturday Link Party at It’s live now! Happy weekend! Deb

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    July 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I’m so making these in a few. Have some apples I need to get rid of and these look pretty good

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    October 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

    These look amazing! I’m going to feature them on my blog tomorrow so keep an eye out! Thanks for sharing!

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