Apple Turnovers

Servings: 4 / Total Time: 1 hr

10/13/2021, noon

Apple Turnovers Servings: 4 / Total Time: 1 hr


• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 cup cold butter, divided

• 1/4 cup ice water


• 1/3 cup sugar

• 2 teaspoons cornstarch

• 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced

• 1 teaspoon lemon juice

• 1 large egg, beaten, room temperature

• 1-1/2 teaspoons water


• 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

• 1 teaspoon water


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12x6-in. rectangle.

  2. Cut remaining butter into thin slices. Starting at a short side of dough, arrange half of the butter slices over two-thirds of rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Fold unbuttered third of dough over middle third. Fold remaining third over the middle, forming a 6x4-in. rectangle. Roll dough into a 12x6-in. rectangle.

  3. Repeat steps of butter layering and dough folding, ending with a 6x4-in. rectangle. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a 12x6-in. rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and then widthwise. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 450°. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice; toss to coat. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until apples are tender, stirring often, 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  5. In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Roll dough into a 12-in. square; cut into four squares. Brush with half of the egg mixture. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling on half of each square; fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture. With a sharp knife, cut three small slits in the top of each turnover.

  6. Bake until golden brown, 17-22 minutes. Remove to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over turnovers. Serve warm.

Apple Turnovers Recipe photo by Taste of Home