Caramelized Apple Turnovers

Apples make the perfect desserts

Apples make the perfect desserts

This is a really quick dessert that works perfect if people decide to show up for dinner with very little notice.

Pre-made puff pastry dough saves a lot of time and is pretty good but homemade is always better.

Caramelized Apple Turnovers

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • 6 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tsp ground fresh nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Peel and core apples. Slice into thin slices and then cut slices in half. Mix apples, sugar, nutmeg and mint together and let stand for 30 minutes. Melt 4 tbsp butter in a large frying pan over medium heat and add apples. Cook apples until they are dark brown and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Roll puff pastry out into a large rectangle and cut into 8 squares. Spoon filling out equally in the center of the squares leaving at least 1/4″ clean edge all around. Beat an egg with some milk and brush the edges of each square. Fold into triangles and press shut. Place each turnover on a greased baking sheet and brush tops with more egg wash. Cut three slits in the top for steam to escape. Sprinkle a good amount of cinnamon sugar over each one. Bake at 375 degrees until pastry dough is puffed up and golden brown.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Caramelized Apple Turnovers

  1. It looks amazing! I don’t think I’m going to wait until somebody shows up to make these 😉

  2. Hmmm…might have to make these for breakfast!
    (Homemade puff pastry? Who has that kind of time? 😉 )

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    Do you keep puff pastry in the fridge regularly? Mine is frozen rock hard, would need several hours to defrost. The apple turnovers sound absolutely delightful.

  4. nrhatch says:

    No wonder people show up to your house uninvited . . . you’re such great hosts!

  5. laurasmess says:

    These look delicious! I love apple turnovers but I’ve never made them at home. That needs to change, starting with this recipe!

  6. Gorgeous but I think I’ll stick to shop bought puff pastry!

  7. Rachel says:

    Oh pretty!! And mmmmm….

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    Apple desserts like this one are why I like Fall so much. You’ve shared a great one here, Greg.

  9. Kristy says:

    I love this idea and quick is good for me these days. Loved your veg stuffed peppers too!

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