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Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers

These Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers are stuffed with an easy homemade caramel apple filling wrapped in buttery puff pastry. The sweet cream glaze that’s drizzled on top is the perfect crowning touch. Serve them warm with vanilla ice cream for dessert, or as a tasty accompaniment to a cup of hot tea or coffee. They’re a sweet indulgence any time of day.

Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers

Easy Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers Recipe

The caramel apple filling for these turnovers comes together with absolute ease cooking in around 5 minutes. I used Pink Lady apples that I had on hand but, you could certainly substitute with your favorite variety of apples. When using a different variety of apples keep in mind each will cook differently so be prepared to adjust the amount of cornstarch needed to thicken the sauce.

Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers

How to Make the Best Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers Recipe

These pastries are a sweet reminder of our favorite Tennessee apple orchard that offers delicious turnovers in their cider bar.

  • Ingredients you’ll need for homemade Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers: Puff pastry, Granny Smith apples, light brown sugar, cornstarch, butter, apple pie spice, salt, vanilla extract, powdered sugar and beaten egg wash. You’ll also need a small amount of all purpose flour for rolling out the puff pastry.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A sharp knife, a saucepan, measuring cups and spoons. a sheet pan for baking, mixing bowls, a spoon for stirring the cooked apples and glaze, a pastry brush and an apple corer.
  • I specifically developed this recipe to make it easy to cut the amounts in half for a smaller batch of turnovers.
  • My kids love these and consider them a real treat so, I tend to always make a full batch as they reheat beautifully, too.
  • You can make the caramel apple filling in advance and chill to expedite assembly.
  • If you’d like to make a full batch and freeze some, you can. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze individually then pop into a storage bag or freezer safe container. You can then pull them out individually to bake from frozen at the same oven temperature, adjusting the baking time as needed to bake through.
  • Store leftover Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers chilled or at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers

More Southern Style Apple Recipes to Make

Apples can take you from sweet to savory and should have a regular place on the menu based on flavor alone. More recipes using apples you may like to try:

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Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Cooling time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 43 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed-caramel-apple-turnovers
Servings: 18 turnovers
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 4 cups 1/2 inch cubed apples (About 4 large) *See Cook's Note
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2-3 Tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 17.3 oz package puff pastry, thawed per package instructions 2 sheets
  • All Purpose flour for rolling
  • 1 large beaten egg plus 1 Tbsp cold water for egg wash
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream plus additional as needed


  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan cook together cubed apple, brown sugar, butter, dissolved cornstarch and water, apple pie spice and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high stirring constantly then lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes just until the apples have softened. Remove from the heat and add 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well, then chill.
  • To assemble: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Thaw the puff pastry sheets per the package instructions.
  • Lightly dust a non-stick surface with flour. Roll each pastry sheet approximately 12-inch square. Cut each sheet into 9 equal squares. Brush with egg wash.
  • Place 2 Tbsp of caramel apple filing into the center of each square. Fold the dough over the apple filling from corner to corner forming a triangle. Crimp the edges using a fork. Place 2-inch apart on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife cut 3 slits in the top of each pastry. Brush on all sides with egg wash.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden and puffed. Remove from the pan to a cooling rack.
  • To make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and cream until sugar has dissolved. Add additional cream 1 Tbsp at a time until drizzling consistency. Drizzle over turnovers.
  • Store in an airtight container chilled or at room temperature.


1) This recipe was developed using Pink Lady apples. Any apple may be used but each variety will cook slightly differently. Adjust the thickness of the sauce using more or less cornstarch, as needed.
2) This recipe may be halved, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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