Apples are among my favorite fruits, along with persimmons and strawberries. How I wish I could plant my own apple tree so I could have fresh apples when in season! There are so many things you can make with apples. You can make apple pie, apple cider, applesauce, and apple turnover recipe. Among my fave apple recipes to cook are apple pie and this apple turnover with puff pastry. It’s like having your own McDonald’s apple pie everyday!
Why You Need to Make this Apple Turnover Recipe
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That’s because apples are among the most nutritious fruits. An apple is rich in nutrients such as calories, carbs, fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin K. For better health benefits, leave the skin on because that’s where the fiber is. Just make sure to wash them well before eating. What I do is to rinse, rub with rock salt, then rinse well. Rock salt has antibacterial properties and also helps scrub the dirt.
Apples are also good for weight loss due to its high fiber content. They also help lower the risk of heart disease because they contain polyphenols which are natural antioxidants. Among the polyphenols are the flavonoid called epicatechin, which helps in lowering blood pressure.
Other benefits of apples are:
- lessens the risk of diabetes
- promotes good gut bacteria
- may help prevent cancer
- has properties that help fight asthma
- good for bone health
- helps protect the stomach lining from NSAIDs brought about by painkillers
- helps prevent mental decline
Now that you know about the benefits of apples, let’s start making this apple turnover recipe. For this recipe, I used regular puff pastry as it’s easier to make them rather than making your own dough. This apple turnover with puff pastry is a healthy dessert you can make for your family. Your kids will even love it as a snack! Bring out your baking pan and rack set and start baking!
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You can also try another of our dessert recipes — delicious S’mores Pie!
Apple Turnover Recipe with Puff Pastry
- 4 pieces Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cups water
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 package (17.25 oz) frozen puff pastries thawed
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of water and lemon. Place the sliced apples in the bowl to keep them from browning.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Drain the apple slices and place them in the skillet.
- Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep them from burning.
- Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes.
- Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Add into the skillet and mix well. Cook for a minute until the sauce has thickened.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Unfold the puff pastry sheets and repair any cracks by pressing them together. Spoon the apple mixture into the center of each puff pastry and fold to form a triangle. Press the edges together with a fork.
- Line your baking pan with parchment paper. Arrange the apple turnovers with an inch between them.
- Bake for 25 minutes until the pastries are puffed up and lightly browned.
- Once cooked, transfer to a cooling rack and let it cool before glazing.
- To glaze, mix the confectioners' sugar with milk and vanilla. Add more sugar or milk to reach the desired sweetness and consistency. Glaze over cooled apple turnovers.