These apple turnovers are made with puff pastry and taste just as delicious the bought ones. They can also be made with a peach or nutella filling.
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Apple Turnovers

Servings 24 turnovers


  • 6 sheets puff pastry

Apple Filling

  • 4 large granny smith apples skinned, cored and diced
  • 1-2 TBSP white sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 TBSP castor sugar
  • 4 TBSP hot water
  • extra castor sugar, optional

Cream for Filling

  • 600 ml thickened cream
  • 2 TBSP icing sugar (powered sugar)
  • ½-1 tsp vanilla


To make the Apple Filling

  • Place the apple slices in a saucepan with water, sugar and cinnamon and stir to mix.
  • Boil the apples until soft. Let cool.

To make the Glaze

  • Mix the sugar (2 TBSP) and water in a microwavable bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir and then heat again for another 30 secs. Let cool while preparing the puff pastry.

To Make the Puff Pastry Turnovers

  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C.
  • Cut four circles out of each piece of puff pastry, making 24 circles all up.
  • Fold the circles in half and place them on lined baking trays. Brush with the prepared glaze, and sprinkle with a little extra castor sugar.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown, about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

To Make the Cream

  • Place the cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the cream until thick.

To Make the Apple Turnovers

  • Split the pastry through the middle with a sharp knife. Place one TBSP of apple mixture into the middle of the pastry.
  • Pipe or spoon the whipped cream into the apple turnover. Place on a plate and sprinkle with icing sugar. Enjoy!


  • Instead of making your own apple mixture, you can use canned apples, an 800g can would work well.
  • Instead of apples, you could try Nutella or peaches.
  • Instead of apple chunks, you could also puree it before placing it inside the apple turnovers.