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Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe

Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe

Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe

With so many fabulous Indiana apples waiting to be used, I had to try this Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe!

My neighbor gifted me with a very large bag of apples. Fortunately, I gave this yummy apple dessert recipe a try! My husband and our boys absolutely love it.

The crust is a fair bit of work, basically because you have to stop and chill it each time, but it does result in a lovely Autumn dessert!

Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe

Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe

Yield: 4 Apple Turnovers

Serving Size: 4

From Taste of Home.com.


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Butter, Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Ice Water
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Medium Tart Apples, Peeled and Thinly Sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Egg, Beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Water
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Water


  1. In a small bowl, combine Flour and Salt. Cut in 1/4 Cup Butter until crumbly.
  2. Gradually add Water until a ball forms.
  3. Roll into 12" x 6" rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Slice the rest of the butter into thin pieces. At short side of dough, arrange half of the butter slices over 2/3 of the rectangle (within 1/2" of the edges).
  5. Fold the unbuttered 1/3 of dough over the middle third..
  6. Fold remaining third over the middle, creating a 6" x 4" rectangle.
  7. Next, roll dough into a 12" x 6" rectangle.
  8. Repeat steps of butter layering and folding, until you end with a 6" x 4 " rectangle.
  9. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
  10. Roll dough once again into a 12" x 6" rectangle.
  11. Fold in half lengthwise and then width-wise.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap and this time refrigerate for 1 hour.
  13. In a small saucepan, combine Sugar, Cornstarch and Cinnamon.
  14. Add in the Apples and Lemon Juice and mix to coat.
  15. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir constantly.
  16. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until Apples are tender, stirring often. Remove from the heat.
  17. In a small bowl, combine Egg and Water. Roll dough into a 12" square and cut into four squares. Brush with half of the Egg mixture.
  18. Spoon about 1/4 Cup filling on half of each square. DO NOT OVERFILL.
  19. Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture.
  20. Poke a couple of holes in each Apple Turnover.
  21. Bake at 450° for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
  22. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over turnovers.
  23. Serve warm.

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By |2013-10-13T13:18:15+00:00October 24th, 2013|Eat, Little Towns, Recipes|0 Comments

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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