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Apple Pie Turnovers

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Winter doesn't offer the same kind of variety of fruit to choose from that other seasons do, but one thing that most people can get their hands on locally in the cooler months are a wide array of apples. One can often find my kids munching away on an apple or two at breakfast time or as their dessert after dinner, but they also get super excited about these delectable Apple Pie Turnovers.

These handheld turnovers aren't anything like the baked apple pies made with stuff like palm oil and high fructose corn syrup that you got as a kid from at McDonald's (and probably loved in spite of what they put in them). These Apple Pie Turnovers are made with cubes of fresh apples, ground cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar which gives them a yummy caramel flavor. You can even freeze a few so that all you have to do whenever you are craving one (or two) is pop them in the oven and within 20 minutes you'll have a applicious treat to warm you up in winter or make everyone jealous come spring!

Apple Pie Turnovers  (12)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 18 mins,
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Winter doesn't offer the same kind of variety of fruit to choose from that other seasons do, but one thing that most people can get their hands on locally in the cooler months are a wide array of apples. One can often find my kids munching away on an...

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored & diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 box pie crust or weelicious pie crust
  • 1 egg yolk for wash

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. 2. Toss the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. Roll your pie crust to 1/4 inch thick, or if you are using pre-made pie crust, just unroll it on a parchment-lined or floured surface.
  4. 4. Take one 4-inch round cookie cutter (or the top of a drinking glass) and cut out circles out of the pie crust.
  5. 5. Place 2 teaspoons of the apple mixture in the center of the circle.
  6. 6. Brush some egg yolk on the edge of one side of half the circle.
  7. 7. Bring both sides of the circle up to the center, similar to a taco, and seal both edges together.
  8. 8. Lay the turnover on to its side and use the tines of a fork to seal the edges.
  9. 9. Continue to make the remaining turnovers.
  10. 10. Use a toothpick to poke 3-4 holes in the top of each turnover and brush with the yolk wash.*
  11. 11. Bake for 18 minutes.
  12. 12. Cool and serve.
  13. *Apple Pie Turnovers can be placed on baking sheets in the freezer for one hour and then placed in labeled containers for freezing up to 3 months. When ready to bake, bake for 20 minutes in oven at 425° F.
Apple Pie Turnovers

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  2. Lisha

    July 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    This is a lovely treat – even when made with readymade puff pastry. I did tweak the recipe a bit as I did not have brown sugar on hand. So I cooked chopped up apples in a few tsp of sugar and added cinnamon. Then proceeded as recipe given. Thanks for this treat – it added a nice touch to our Iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking meal) table today! :-)

  3. barbara

    September 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    second batch – baked 14 mins, was a hit! first batch, baked 16 minutes was a bit overdone. My oven must cook hot. At 18 mins, they would’ve been crispy critters!

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  5. jmedved

    August 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Hummm…wonder how cherry filling would work. Anyone remember McDonalds cherry pies?

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  8. lindsey

    April 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    made these tonight. SO good =)

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  10. Shelley M.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I’m wondering if I could make this even easier by using some Apple butter I already made and puff pastry on my freezer?

  11. Mary

    February 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Can the pie crust also be the one used for the pecan pie? I tried using the one for the apple butter turnovers and it did not come out so great it came out real sticky.

  12. Laura V

    February 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    http://weelicious.com/2010/02/25/apple-butter-turnovers/ This has a crust recipe in the recipe :)

  13. Catherine

    February 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Would you please note the link for Weelicious pie crust? I can’t seem to find it.

  14. Monette

    February 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    You can even turn this to empanadas and fill it with ypur favorite meat filling!

  15. Tanya

    February 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I made something very similar except I grated the apples and topped it with vanilla ice cream

  16. Christine

    February 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Sounds fantastic and super simple, I can’t wait to try them!