American Apple Pie Turnovers

American Apple Pie Turnovers

Triangular apple pies are called apple turnovers. It's a snack you can eat with your hands.

Ingredients: Four 12 x 12 cm puff pastries

2 (300 g)
1 tablespoon
Lemon juice
from 1/4 of a lemon
Granulated sugar
1/4 cup (3.5 tablespoons)
Cinnamon powder
to taste
Frozen puff pastry
as needed
Egg wash
as needed
Granulated sugar for topping
to taste


1. Bring the frozen puff pastry to room temperature. Cut into 4 equal square pieces. Peel the apple and chop into 1 to 1.5 cm pieces.
2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add the apples, lemon juice, and sugar and slowly simmer over low heat while stirring until the liquid boils out. Be careful not to burn it.
3. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on the apples, stir, then remove from the heat. You should have about 1 and 1/2 cups (300 ml) of apples.
4. Place 1/4 of the stewed apples onto the puff pastry, then fold it into a triangle.
5. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
6. Brush with egg wash, then sprinkle sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 200°C until the surface is golden brown.
7. I used Granny Smith apples, which are very tart and crisp. You could also use Jonathan apples as well.

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