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Apple Turnovers

Categories: Pies & Tarts

Submitted by: Stacy Walker - The Backroad Life

A simple grab and go breakfast, a dessert after a meal or a snack, apple turnovers are a great recipe to make! A childhood favorite continuing and make for my kids as well. Everyone loves them!! The delicious pastry outside with a hint of sugary icing on top. Then when you bite inside you get the gooey deliciousness of the cinnamon apples!


  • Clabber Girl Pie Crust
    • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
    • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
    • 10 Tbsp. butter cold and cut into chunks
    • 3-4 Tbsp. ice water as needed
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 12 apples (diced)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • Powered Sugar Glaze
    • 1 c. powdered sugar sifted
    • 1 tbsp. milk or orange juice
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla


To make the pie crust:

Mix the flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs with some pea-size pieces of butter. Gradually stir in enough of the water for the dough to clump together. Gather up the dough and form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled but not hard, 1-2 hours.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/8-inch thick round. Cut circles for the turnover crust. Use any shape depending on what size you want your turnovers to be. I use a small bowl for my circles.

To make the filling:

Mix all ingredients together in a large pot and cook until apples are tender. I put a little bit of water at the bottom of my pot.

Directions for Turnovers:

Place 1 tablespoon of filling in on each turnover crust piece. Fold over the crust and press the seams down with a fork. Dip fork in flour to prevent crust from sticking to fork. Brush a little melted butter on top of each turnover before baking.

Optional: Sprinkle with sugar before baking.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes. Recipe makes about 3 dozen turnovers.

Optional: If you didn't sprinkle sugar before baking on each turnover, you can also make a glaze from powdered sugar and water and drizzle over top of the turnovers after they have cooled.

Recipe submitted by Stacy Walker - The Backroad Life