little apple pies recipe

Apple Turnover

25 min prep time, 20 min baking time, makes 10 pieces

It’s apple season which makes it a great time to go apple picking with your family. This Apple Turnover is loaded with caramelized apples and wrapped in a flaky pastry crust. It tastes just like apple pie but is much easier to make. After a long day of apple picking, eating this sweet dessert will be sure to make the family smile.


  • 1 package puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 large apples
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Peel, cut, and remove the core of the apples. Cut them into 1/8 inches cubes.
  3. Add the apple pieces to a sauce pan. Combine it with the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and apples are tender. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry dough until it is flat. Cut the dough into 2 inch by 4 inch rectangles.
  5. Place 1 tbsp of apple mixture on the lower half of a rectangle. Cut some slits into the top half as seen in the picture above, and fold it over the lower half. Secure the outside edges of the dough together by pressing down with the points of the fork..
  6. Lay the pastries out on a baking sheet covered by parchment paper. Break the egg into a bowl a whisk it. Brush this egg over the top of the pastries.
  7. Place the baking sheet into the oven and let it bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve.