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Easy Apple Turnover Pie

Apple Turnover Pie. A super easy apple pie recipe that uses frozen, store bought puff pastry to achieve a cross between an apple pie and a flaky, buttery apple turnover.

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Apple Turnover Pie using frozen puff pastry!

I love those big flaky bakery-style apple turnovers made with puff pastry. You know,  those with a crispy layer of turbinado sugar baked onto the surface….mmmmmm.

This simple pie is virtually foolproof homage to those turnovers. It’s made using frozen puff pastry for the pastry challenged and a simple toss-together filling.

Red delicious apples on a red background. Stock photo.

I like Red Delicious Apples for this recipe but you can use any kind you like.

The hardest thing about making this pie is peeling the apples! This makes a great go-to recipe for the summer barbecue season.

Don’t forget the ice-cream!

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Apple Turnover Pie

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Originally published May 2010. Updated April 2020.

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Apple Turnover Pie close up photo of baked pie
Yield: 12 servings

Easy Apple Turnover Pie

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Apple Turnover Pie. A super easy apple pie recipe that uses frozen, store bought puff pastry to achieve a cross between an apple pie and a flaky, buttery apple turnover.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg, 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator (1 pound box)
  • 12 medium sized apples; peeled, cored and sliced to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • few pinches turbinado sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Roll out the dough if necessary to be able to cut out 10 inch circles of pastry out of the sheets of pastry. Work quickly with puff pastry keeping it as cold as possible.
  2. Place one sheet of the pastry into the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Hold pastry in the fridge while the filling is being prepared.
  3. Toss together the corn starch, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well blended
  4. Toss this mixture with the prepared apples and spread evenly into the bottom pie crust.
  5. Top with the remaining round of puff pastry. Tuck the edges of the pastry under the bottom layer of pastry and pinch together with your fingers to seal.
  6. Brush the top of the pastry with an egg wash made from whisking together the egg and water. You do not use all this egg wash, just enough to brush onto the crust.
  7. Place the pie in the refrigerator for about a half hour before baking because puff pastry needs to be very cold before hitting a hot oven in order to puff up properly.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 400 degrees F and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until the middle is bubbling and the crust is evenly golden brown.
  9. Let stand for at least a half hour before serving with a scoop of good vanilla ice-cream.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 346Saturated Fat 4gCholesterol 14mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 5gSugar 28gProtein 4g

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Michelle and Gabby

Thursday 3rd of June 2010

wow the crust looks so delicious! love the classic tablecloth background :)

Dragon

Tuesday 1st of June 2010

Beautiful pie! Apple is my favourite.

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