Quick & Easy Apple Turnovers. A simple dessert that can be whipped up quickly with a few storecupboard ingredients.
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Quick and Easy Apple Turnovers

With a sheet of puff pastry, and a jar of applesauce, this ridiculously quick & easy apple turnovers recipe makes a simple yet delicious dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: quick apple desserts, quick dessert ideas, quick dessert recipes
Servings: 3
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas



  • Pre-heat the oven to 220C (200C fan forced).
  • Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Cut the puff pastry in half with a sharp knife.
  • Cut each pastry half again into thirds. You should now have six pieces of pastry.
  • Mix the applesauce and ground cinnamon together.
  • Divide the spiced applesauce equally between three of the pastry pieces. Spread the sauce down the centre of each pastry piece, leaving a 1 cm border around the edge of the pastry.
  • Brush the border around the edge of the pastry with the milk.
  • Place a second piece of pastry gently on top of the applesauce, carefully lining up the edges.
  • Press the edges of the pastry together firmly with a fork to seal.
  • Place the turnover on the lined baking tray. Repeat with the other two turnovers.
  • Mix the sugar and extra cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  • Brush the tops of the turnovers with milk.
  • Sprinkle over the cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake the turnovers for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 180C.
  • Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, or until the turnovers are well risen and golden brown.
  • Serve warm with cream or ice cream.


  1. A puff pastry sheet will make three turnovers. If you require more, scale up the recipe accordingly.
  2. You can make the apple turnovers recipe in advance. If you wish to do this, assemble the turnovers, and store them in the fridge until required. Brush over the milk and sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar just before baking.
  3. The apple turnovers can also be frozen, so make a huge batch for those times that the dessert cravings bite.


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 31.2g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 208.6mg | Sugar: 6.4g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg