Monday, June 4, 2012

Apple Turnovers

I had loads of plans for this long weekend and here I am on a Monday evening with nothing done,I honestly don't know where the weekend went! I wanted to bake,hang pictures (Well boss G around,telling him where to hang the pictures) and get in shopping,you would think with three days I would have accomplished this no problem......ah no! But at least I got the baking in :)

It's like committing a crime calling home to my mom and dad empty handed on a Sunday Evening....."Did you not bring anything nice for the tea?"..... So I needed something quick and easy!

Recipe for Apple Turnovers




  • 4 apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 Egg,beaten
  • Sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel,core and slice your apples. If your an extra slow peeler like me and don't like the look of brown apples.Put the apples into a bowl of water with some lemon juice. I put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2 cups of water. 
  3. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Drain the water from the apples and place them into the hot pan. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, and cinnamon, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Stir cornstarch with the 1 tablespoon of water and pour into the pan. Mix well. Cook for another minute, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
  4.  Unfold the puff pastry sheets, and repair any cracks by pressing them back together. Trim each sheet into a square. Then cut each larger square into 4 smaller squares. Spoon the apple mixture onto the center of each squares. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal. 
  5. Place the turnovers on a baking sheet and leave about 1 inch between them. Brush turnovers with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.Bake for 25mins until the turnover is puffed up and a light brown.

I don't think these photos do the turnovers justice but they were really nice and went down well.

Has anyone ever made their own puff pastry? It is soooo time consuming!!I have no problem with using frozen puff pastry so I apologise if I've offended any fellow bakers out there :)

Shirley x


  1. Making puff pastry from scratch is a pain. I feel accomplished after I do it, but there's nothing wrong with store bought. I tend to just buy it these days.

  2. Me too Jen,Im all for homemade and make it from scratch but I can honestly say I dont think I'll do it again! At least I did it once anyway :)

  3. Frozen puff pastry is completely acceptable! Gosh I wish I had one of these for breakfast. They look great. :)

  4. Thanks Rachel,in fact I had half of one this morning :)

  5. Shirley! Apple turnovers are one of my favorites. I love warm melty apples in desserts - apple crisp is my favorite dessert ever! These turnovers would be yummy with some vanilla bean ice cream!

  6. Sally we are long lost twins :) Apple crumble is one of my all time favorites.My siter and I made it a few weeks ago and practically ate the whole thing straight out of the oven...yum!

  7. Ahh, I always like to eat something special for breakfast on Fridays to celebrate the end of the week, these would be so good! I used to love apple turnovers and Danish when i was younger.

  8. Oh my god I haven't had a Danish in so long....yum! Sure if you cant treat yourself at the end of a hard week when can you :)


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shirley x