Artificial Delights

Apple Turnovers with Flaky Pastry and Cinnamon Sugar


These apple turnovers are the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with tender apples wrapped in flaky pastry dough and dusted with cinnamon sugar. They’re easy to make and perfect for a sweet breakfast or dessert.


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced apples, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the apples are tender and the sugar has melted.

Stir in the flour and cook for an additional minute, until the mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and let cool.

Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry into four equal squares.

Spoon the apple mixture onto the center of each square of pastry.

Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle, pressing the edges together with a fork to seal.

Brush the tops of the turnovers with the beaten egg.

In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the turnovers.

Bake the turnovers for 18-20 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and crispy.

Let the turnovers cool for a few minutes before serving.

These apple turnovers are the perfect combination of flaky pastry and tender apples, with a touch of cinnamon sugar for sweetness. They’re a delicious and easy treat for breakfast or dessert.