Delicious, Super Easy Apple Turnovers
I love apple turnovers, they’re such a simple yet, delicious treat. Whenever I think of typically Dutch food, apple turnovers always cross my mind as well, even though I know many countries have them, I associate apple turnovers with Dutch New Year’s Eve celebrations. They’re sold all year round but I see more of them around the end of the year where you can see stalls pop up across the country serving Oliebollen (a Dutch type of donut), apple beignets as fritters, apple beignets with puff pastry and apple turnovers. Apple turnovers are actually super easy to make yourself.
How To Make Apple Turnovers
First grab all your ingredients together. Apple, puff pastry, egg, cinnamon, granulated sugar and cane sugar. (The full list of ingredients including measurements can be found in the recipe card below).
Peel and chop your apple into cubes, add granulated sugar.
Mix it all up and set aside.
Grab your puff pastry. I used ready made puff pastry squares, of 4 x 4 inch / 10 x 10 cm.
Add your apple mixture to a corner of the puff pastry squares.
Lightly brush some water on the edges of the puff pastry. It’s just to help the pastry stick, don’t make it too wet.
Flip or turnover the side of the pastry that doesn’t have any apple over the part that contains the apple. You should end up with a triangle shaped pastry, stuffed with apple.
Use a fork to seal the edges of the pastry.
Transfer the apple turnovers to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Lightly whisk your egg and brush some of the egg on the apple turnovers.
Sprinkle with cane sugar and bake in the oven till they’re golden brown.
And there you have it, a beautiful, tasty, apple turnover. You can eat them hot or cold. I prefer them warm. You can easily make these in advance and heat them up in the oven for a few minutes before serving.
If you think these might be too big, you can easily make mini versions of these turnovers and make them bite size. I also like to add some homemade almond paste to an apple turnover sometimes as well, just to give it a little twist.