This year has been an amazing apple season, my parent’s trees are loaded with apples. I have been frequently taking apples home with me whenever I visit & have been eating a lot of apples with peanut butter. However I skipped the apples & peanut butter to make these apple cinnamon turnovers yesterday. The secret ingredient is the cinnamon cream cheese filling/frosting, it is the same frosting I used for my pumpkin bars except you only need half of the amount.
The turnovers are so good, they don’t even need the extra frosting but I say go for it. The frosting melts over the warm turnovers & they taste like something you would get from the store except better.
- 2 thawed sheets of puff pastry, 1 box has two sheets
- 3 apples, any variety
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ½ cup cinnamon cream cheese frosting (plus additional frosting to top them with)
- 1 egg, beaten
- Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
- ¼ package cream cheese, softened
- ½ stick butter, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
- Just use a mixer on low to whip together all the ingredients.
- Pre heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash, peel & dice the apples.
- Place them in a saucepan with water, sugar & cinnamon.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes over a low heat until the apples are soft.
- Remove from heat & stir in the cream cheese frosting.
- Take out your puff pastry sheets & cut each one into 4 equal squares.
- Place equal spoonfuls of the apple mixture into the middle of each square.
- Fold over into triangles & seal the edges with the end of a fork.
- Brush the outsides with the beaten egg.
- Poke holes in each turnover & place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- If you don't have parchment paper, use aluminum foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, I would advise checking your turnovers after 15 minutes. Mine were perfect after exactly 17 minutes.
- Frost turnovers with additional cinnamon cream cheese frosting & enjoy.
So light, so flaky & delicious. I might now be in love with puff pastry, I could eat all eight of them by myself but luckily I have company to help me eat these sweet treats. Don’t be intimidated to make your own turnovers – while they may look fancy, they are so simple to make. You can wow house guests or coworkers by whipping up a batch of these for breakfast or dessert.