Desserts, Recipes

Cinnamon Apple Turnover with Whipped Cream

An Apple Turnover is a fruit-filled pastry that are easy to make. Topped with Maple Whipped Cream, these can easily be a tasty breakfast or dessert!

Apple Turnovers are a fruit-filled pastry that are easy to make. Topped with Maple Whipped Cream, these can easily be a tasty breakfast or dessert!

Apple Turnover – Breakfast or Dessert?

This classic recipe is easy to make and depending on how you serve it, it can be breakfast or dessert! For breakfast options, you can serve plain, without the whipped cream. But for a dessert, top with the light, fluffy maple whipped cream for an added touch of sweetness.

By using premade puff pastry, you can have these ready to eat in less than 40 minutes. This super simple apple recipe can even be made ahead of time and then frozen. I like to use Granny Smith Apples for recipes that are sweet on their own, but you’re welcome to use any variety of apple that you choose. With a few standard pantry staples, you can pull these together for a classic dessert that will make everyone smile.

Ingredients and Tools to Make an Apple Turnover:

  • Frozen puff pastry
  • Egg yolk
  • Water
  • Unsalted butter
  • Apples
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Heavy Whipped Cream
  • Hand or Immersion Blender
  • Large Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Non-Stick Baking Mat
  • Skillet

How to Make an Apple Turnover:

Defrost puff pastry in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Adjust top oven rack to middle position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender it doubles in volume. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Prepare an egg wash by beating one egg yolk with water until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Remove thawed puff pastry from refrigerator. Place pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll dough into a uniform square shape. Cut into 4 equal-sized squares and place squares on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.

Dock (pierce with a fork) the center of each pastry square and place the baking sheet in the freezer while preparing the apple mixture.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apple slices and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves to pan. Stir to combine, then remove from heat and set aside.

Remove prepared puff pastry from the freezer and spoon one-quarter of the apple mixture into the center of each square. Fold each corner toward the middle of the square to “close” the pastry, but leave a couple openings to vent.

Brush puff pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.

Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven. Bake until pastry is light and puffy, approximately 25–30 minutes. When ready, the tart should be a rich golden brown. Actual cooking time will vary by individual oven, so keep a close eye on the pastries to avoid over-browning.

Remove from oven and cool slightly. To serve, top with maple whipped cream and/or your favorite ice cream. Enjoy!

Apple Turnovers are a fruit-filled pastry that are easy to make. Topped with Maple Whipped Cream, these can easily be a tasty breakfast or dessert!
Cinnamon Apple Turnovers

Cinnamon Apple Turnovers

Yield: 4 Turnovers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes

Apple Turnovers are a fruit-filled pastry that are easy to make. Topped with Maple Whipped Cream, these can easily be a tasty breakfast or dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 pack frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 pint heavy whipped cream
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup 

Instructions

Defrost puff pastry in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Adjust top oven rack to middle position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender it doubles in volume. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Prepare an egg wash by beating one egg yolk with water until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Remove thawed puff pastry from refrigerator. Place pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll dough into a uniform square shape. Cut into 4 equal-sized squares and place squares on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.

Dock (pierce with a fork) the center of each pastry square and place the baking sheet in the freezer while preparing the apple mixture.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apple slices and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves to pan. Stir to combine, then remove from heat and set aside.

Remove prepared puff pastry from the freezer and spoon one-quarter of the apple mixture into the center of each square. Fold each corner toward the middle of the square to “close” the pastry, but leave a couple openings to vent.

Brush puff pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.

Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven. Bake until pastry is light and puffy, approximately 25–30 minutes. When ready, the tart should be a rich golden brown. Actual cooking time will vary by individual oven, so keep a close eye on the pastries to avoid over-browning.

Remove from oven and cool slightly. To serve, top with maple whipped cream and/or your favorite ice cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/4/2021

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Apple Turnovers are a fruit-filled pastry that are easy to make. Topped with Maple Whipped Cream, these can easily be a tasty breakfast or dessert!

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