Apple Turnovers using Phyllo Dough

Apple Turnovers using Phyllo Dough

13 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 92% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Apple Turnovers using Phyllo Dough....I have to give credit to my wonderful mom, for this recipe. She often made this when we were growing up....always a delicious treat! My mom loved to cook and bake for us children. She always tried to make things that were a bit more on the lighter side. This dessert was often baking in the oven on a Sunday afternoon. The delicious aroma of baked apple turnovers permeated throughout the house. Every time I make these, I think of my mom.


4 medium apples; diced, quite small (I use granny smith)
2 tbs Butter
2 tsp lemon/orange peel
0.25 cup sugar; (up to 1/3 cup depends on tartness)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 pack phyllo sheets
0.5 stick butter; melted (more or less)
powdered sugar; for dusting

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



Peel and dice apples. In a medium saucepan, add apples, sugar, vanilla, orange/lemon peel, cinnamon and cornstarch. Heat on med-low stirring every so often. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the apple mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Remove phyllo dough from package and have a damp towel ready so you can keep the phyllo sheets covered as you work. They tend to dry out very quickly. Melt butter. Using a pastry brush, brush one phyllo sheet. The longer side facing you. Fold in half (vertical) and brush again. Fold again to form a long strip. Brush again with butter if you like. On one edge, add about 1 1/2 TBS of apple filling. Roll in the form of a triangle... just like you would fold a flag. Brush the outside of the triangle phyllo turnover with extra butter. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Check after about 10 minutes so that they won't burn. Oven temps vary. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Apple Turnovers using Phyllo Dough

Phyllo Apple Turnovers

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So yummy and easy!
pontia777 1y ago

clga 1y ago

Perfect simple yet elegant desert.
luluslegacy 2y ago

These turned out great. Great way to cook with kids. Make it a little easier by buying canned apple filling. One addition for extra flavor, sprinkle cinn and suger between each layer on your initial vertical fold. My daughter was able to make them after a quick demonstration, and my family loved them.
BeckyHarris 3y ago

These are very easy to make and really delicious. Will make again.
Freddy82 3y ago

This was my first try at turnovers and it was a very easy to follow recipe with great results!! Delicious!
TiffanyMarieK 3y ago

Was looking for a low-cal apple pastry and this really hit the mark... Added some cranberries and was an instant hit! Make them all the time and can have a treat without feeling guilty. Phyllo dough is my new BEST friend! made apple pie using this recipe and layered sheets into a pie tin... love the flakiness of the crust
Dickyh 4y ago

my teenage son says "these are bangin'! i sprinkled in cinnamon sugar. excellent dessert or breakfast pastry.
lucretiacmt 4y ago

I really enjoyed the filling for these, but I think next time I'll use a puff pastry sheet. I used them for some apple walnut gorgonzola turnovers, and they MADE them. So next time, I'm using the puff pastry. If I do that soon, I'll let you know how much of a difference it makes. Thanks for posting!
pineapplebutter 6y ago

Pretty good, kind of original, but ok.
Greendogsox 6y ago

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