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French Apple Turnovers

An easy apple turnover that's perfect for a weeknight dessert.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed and cut into 4 equal rectangles
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet apple such as Gala or Honeycrisp, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large Granny Smith or other tart apple peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Melt butter in skillet and add apples, stirring frequently until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg with 2 tablespoons water. Lightly brush the edges of each pastry piece with egg wash.
  • Spread apples on half of each pastry piece. Fold over the empty pastry half, and press and seal the edges tightly.
  • Place the pastries on a lightly greased large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15-16 minutes, until puffed and golden.