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Easy Apple Turnovers are light, flaky & filled with apple cinnamon goodness! There’s no easier or tastier dessert on a cool fall day!

You can top them with my easy glaze to sweeten them slightly and serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Easy Apple Turnovers are light, flaky & filled with apple cinnamon goodness!

Before we get to the Easy Apple Turnovers recipe, I wanted to share a little funny conversation that I had with my 11-year-old.

My boys have never been great at spelling. It’s a subject that we’ve had to work on since day one. I don’t know if it’s genes, and it wouldn’t be me they get it from (ahem!), or it’s a ‘boy thing’. They both excel in math and science, but forget language! I go over spelling words with them starting on Saturday for the next week’s test which is always on Friday. We’ll talk about my being a mean Mommie for making them study on the weekend in another post, k?

Then, we really beef up the studying the day of, studying at breakfast and on the ride to school. As I was asking sweet Lincoln his spelling words on the ride to school one Friday, he was spelling and getting them correct, mostly, then he says in his kind, sweet voice, “Mommie, you know they have this thing on computers now that will correct a word if you spell it wrong?”

I couldn’t help but laugh. He didn’t say it in a mean or sarcastic way. He’s not that child…yet.

I love the sweet, simple minds of children. They’re honest without being mean-spirited.

Easy Apple Turnovers are light, flaky & filled with apple cinnamon goodness!


Do you know what else I love? I love simple desserts that don’t require 25 ingredients and 15 steps to make! I like simple, quick desserts. That’s why I love these Easy Apple Turnovers!


  • For the dough of my Easy Apple Turnovers, I used this Never Fail Pie Crust that is made in the food processor. You may be saying, “A pie crust from scratch is not easy.” It is. I promise. Click over and read it. I’ll wait right here then we’ll get started…
  • As well, if you prefer, just grab refrigerated pie crust at the store. Get the refrigerated, rolled ones that come two to a pack. Don’t get the preform crust.
  • You can also use puffed pastry or crescent roll dough.
  • Lastly, the Pasty Dough is sturdy and great for hand pies both sweet or savory.

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Easy Apple Turnovers are light, flaky & filled with apple cinnamon goodness!

Easy Apple Turnovers

I do not use glaze on top of hand pies if I put cheddar cheese inside. It's just a personal preference.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 2 cups apples I like gala or granny smith, about 2 apples, diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • *optional - 8 - 1x3 inch slice cheddar cheese


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons apple cider or apple juice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place parchment paper or foil on a cookie sheet. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • Dice apples and place them in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over apples. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to apples and stir.
  • Roll crust on to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 4-inch rounds or squares. On one half of the round, add 2 T apple mixture and one slice cheese if desired. Fold over and crimp with a fork to seal.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before adding the glaze.
  • Whisk sugar and apple juice/cider until smooth, drizzle over warm pies.


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Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Apple turnovers are a family favourite. I’d love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.
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  2. Aren’t boys so much fun! And I totally understand practicing spelling words ALL WEEK! Did that with my daughter for a couple of years straight! Loved this recipe too and Pined while I was here 🙂 Thanks for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

    1. Thanks so much, Becca! I kept up with your eating your way through NOLA, I was so jealous!!! Beignets = yum!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Paula! The pies look delicious! I love a good apple turnover! Got to get some more apples so I can make these! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  4. That is absolutely hilarious, Paula! My 16 yr old actually said that to me about the auto correction on his phone a year ago. Because I make my boys text me the words correctly…not by shorthand!
    I love how easy these turnovers are…they look so divine! (=

  5. Love your spelling story….I have 2 girls, and when they were that age, (many moons ago) they did well in spelling and english, and terrible in math and science! Go figure!
    Great recipe and I have a question….are you using a pack of ready made pie crusts here? I didn’t see it anywhere, just making sure!

    Thanks, Deb

    1. Hey, Deb, I actually used the Never Fail Pie Crust, the link is in the post in this recipe. But, I’ve made them many times with the bought pie crust. I actually have just become successful making pie crust after I got a food processor. I never had good luck with them before.

  6. Hi Paula, These turnovers look delicious…would have loved one with my morning coffee. I enjoyed the story about Lincoln’s spell check remark…sounds like an Alec Baldwin commercial. Have a great day!

  7. Haha, spell check is wonderful thing except when you insert the wrong word or the context is all wrong. They’ll figure that out one day! Very cute though. These turnovers are wonderful Paula. And couldn’t be simpler, even if I have to make a crust!

    1. You’re right, it’s bad when the word is so wrong spell check can’t find a match! I’ve done it before 🙂

  8. I love anything apple and having a turnover with a yummy glaze is such a great idea! Plus it’s easy, even better! 🙂 I love hearing the stories about your boys, though it really makes me miss the days when mine were young. Thanks for sharing your recipe and YOU! 🙂 Pinning and have a happy day!

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