Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry

8 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A version of these is sold at almost every bakery in Paris, where they are called chausson aux pommes (literally, apple slippers). Eaten plain, at room temperature, theyre a fun afternoon snack. Served warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream theyre a full-fledged autumn treat.


2 apples; (preferably granny smith, gravenstein, or another firm variety),
1 1/2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Brown sugar
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter; cut into small pieces
1 large Egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 package frozen puff pastry; thawed according to package directions
Vanilla Ice Cream; or cinnamon

Original recipe makes 4



Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl toss together the apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter until well combined. Place the apple mixture in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until apples are soft and mixture has reduced to a jam-like consistency, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

When the apple mixture has cooled, whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl to make an egg wash.

Spread the sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Dust the pastry lightly with flour and, using a rolling pin, roll the pastry into a 12-inch square. Using a sharp paring knife, trim the edges and cut the dough into four equal squares. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of each square lightly with the egg wash.

Spoon one quarter of the apple mixture in the middle of each square, and fold the dough in half to form a triangle. Seal the edges by pressing them together with the tines of a fork. Transfer to the baking sheet. Poke a few holes in the top of each turnover with the tip of a paring knife.

Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to firm slightly. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F.

Remove the turnovers from the refrigerator, and remove the plastic wrap. Brush the top of each turnover with the egg wash.

Bake until golden brown and flaky, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

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I make mini turnovers. I make the recipe the same way but I cut my sheets of puff pastry into smaller squares. They come out just as yummy and are a good treat for kids or when you want something smaller to eat.
kathycruz49 1y ago

Very good tasted lovely when you dust a little bit of icing sugar over the top of them or when their hot pour warm custard over the top to give it a nice flavour. Made these over Christmas and they were scrumptious
Samiazbo11 3y ago

Love this! Simple and tasty. I didn't have nutmeg so used a vanilla bean instead. Made them for my dad for Father's Day so dusted them with icing sugar once they'd cooled because he likes sweet stuff. I'll definitely make these again. Thanks for posting
jayne105 3y ago

This was a very easy recipe. I did mine in mini version. cutting the pastry into 9 squares. Worked out well. Also, my apple mix even though i cooked for well over 10 minutes, it still wasn't jam like. Still very good!
daisy975 4y ago

I used crescants with this as the filling recipe...turned out better then a thought!
Tamayawright 4y ago

Made this with raspberries and sprinkled powdered sugar over the top. It was easy and delicious!
chefterriadams 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
roketJsquerl 9y ago

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