Apple Turnovers with Lemon Drizzle

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    Apple Turnovers

    Apples, apples & more apples! That’s all that I see in the grocery stores these days, other than pumpkin of course. Honestly, I didn’t know that there were so many varieties of apples before I moved to US. It makes me happy and also confused at the same time. I mean it’s great that we have so many options here but which one to pick? It’s so confusing! Some are tart while others are sweet and you have to be sure that you pick up the right apples for your recipe. For these apple turnovers, I was looking for sweet apples and I think Gala and Fuji apples work just fine for this recipe.

    Apple Turnovers with Lemon Drizzle

    I love the flaky texture of a puff pastry and have made recipes using it in the past even though none of them are on the blog because I did not use to blog then. But all the puff pastry recipes that I have made in the past have been savory, this is the first sweet treat that I made using store bought puff pastry and boy what a treat it was. Cinnamon spiced sweet apples inside a flaky pastry drizzled with a sweet and tart lemon glaze was our ultimate indulgence over the weekend.

    Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry

    Because the filling was already sweet, I thought to drizzle them up with a sweet and tart lemon drizzle and I can’t tell you how amazing it tasted. Have you tried this combination before? Seriously the tangy lemon glaze went so well with the sweet apples, it was a match made in heaven. I made only 4 turnovers since I wanted to use the remaining pastry sheet for another recipe. You can double the recipe and make 8 turnovers using both the sheets of puff pastry that come in a box.

    Apple Turnover Puff Pastry

     

     

    Method

    In a pan on medium heat combine diced apples, sugar, water, cinnamon, cornstarch, vanilla and nutmeg powder.

    Cook for around 8 minutes till apples are soft but hold their shape.

    Let the mixture cool for around 20-30 minutes before you fill it in.

    Apple Turnovers-Recipe-Step-1

    Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet on a floured surface.

    Cut it into 4 squares.

    Take 1 square and place around 1.5 tablespoons of apple mixture in the center.

    Apple Turnovers-Recipe-Step-2

    Fold to form a triangle and use a fork to seal the edges. You can see in the picture how I pressed the edges using a fork.

    Repeat with the remaining 3 turnovers and transfer all to a baking sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment paper.

    Lightly brush each turnover with the beaten egg.

    Apple Turnovers-Recipe-Step-3

    Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F degrees for around 18-20 minutes or till the turnovers are nice golden brown in color. Take out of the oven and transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely.

    To make the drizzle, beat softened cream cheese till creamy and smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and milk and mix till well combined. The glaze should be totally smooth once done, like this.

    Lemom Cream Cheese Drizzle

    Drizzle glaze over the cooled turnovers and enjoy immediately.

    Turnovers can be frozen without the glaze for up to 2 months.

    Apple Turnover with Puff Pastry

    * Use fresh lemon juice for the drizzle.

    Apple Turnovers with Lemon Drizzle

    Serves: 4

    Easy Apple Turnovers made using Puff Pastry and topped with a Lemon Cream Cheese Drizzle.
    Ingredients
    Apple Turnover
    • 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
    • 2 apples, peeled, cored & diced
    • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon powder
    • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
    • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg, beaten
    Lemon Cream Cheese Drizzle
    • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
    • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    Instructions
    Apple Turnovers
    1. In a pan on medium heat combine diced apples, sugar, water, cinnamon, cornstarch, vanilla and nutmeg powder.
    2. Cook for around 8 minutes till apples are soft but hold their shape.
    3. Let the mixture cool for around 20-30 minutes before you fill it in.
    4. Unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet on a floured surface.
    5. Cut it into 4 squares. Take 1 square and place around 1.5 tablespoons of apple mixture in the center.
    6. Fold to form a triangle and use a fork to seal the edges. You can see in the picture how I pressed the edges using a fork.
    7. Repeat with the remaining 3 turnovers and transfer all to a baking sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment paper.
    8. Lightly brush each turnover with the beaten egg.
    9. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F degrees for around 18-20 minutes or till the turnovers are nice golden brown in color.
    10. Take out of the oven and transfer on to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Lemon Drizzle
    1. Beat softened cream cheese till creamy and smooth.
    2. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and milk and mix till well combined and smooth.
    3. Drizzle glaze over the cooled turnovers.

    Apple Turnovers

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    26 thoughts on “Apple Turnovers with Lemon Drizzle

    1. Lemon sounds perfect with sweet apples! I wished you lived next to me Manali, my “Little Apple Tree That Could” has been giving me more apples than I know what to do with! I think even the neighbors are tired of the bags I’ve been giving them! And, I love puff pastry too – so these look delish!

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