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Baked Apple Turnovers sitting on parchment paper and a marble board.

Apple Turnovers with Homemade Caramel

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  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


These turnovers are light, flaky and filled with apple cinnamon goodness! They’re sweet without being too sweet, and are topped with my decadent homemade caramel sauce.


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  • 1 box Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1 Egg beaten with 1 tbsp Water, for egg wash
  • 3 Honeycrisp Apples or Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/41/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tsps Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot
  • 1 tbsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 2 tsps Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Lemon, freshly squeezed juice
  • Cinnamon Sugar or my Vegan Caramel Sauce, for topping
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Filling: To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the apples, brown sugar, arrowroot, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and lemon juice and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until it reaches a boil.
  3. Simmer: Once it reaches a boil, turn to low heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat to cool while you prep the pastry.
  4. Prep the pastry: Gently unfold the puff pastry sheets onto the counter. With a pizza cutter, cut each large sheet into 4 squares (totals 8 smaller squares). If necessary, add some flour to your work surface to prevent the pastry from sticking.
  5. Fill the pastry: Add a couple tablespoons of the apple mixture to the center of each pastry square, fold into a triangle shape, and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. (This will prevent the apple juices from leaking out). Transfer the turnovers to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Egg wash: To a small bowl, combine the egg and water and beat well. Lightly brush the top of each turnover with the beaten egg; discard the remainder. And with a sharp knife, cut 2-3 small slits to vent the steam.
  7. Optional: Lightly sprinkle each turnover with cinnamon sugar topping.
  8. Bake: Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Rotate the pan halfway through the bake time to prevent uneven browning.
  9. Garnish: Remove from the oven and drizzle the turnovers with some caramel sauce.
  10. Serve: Enjoy immediately.


  • Puff Pastry Sheets: Remove from the box and place on a plate or paper towel. Let thaw for 35-45 minutes before handling. Don’t let the pastry get too warm though, or it will be hard to work with. 
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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