Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

by Kelli on September 30, 2013

Don’t let fall pass you by without making these super flaky and super easy Caramel Apple Turnovers.

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It’s really starting to feel like fall in these parts, and I could not be more thrilled!  To make it officially feel like fall, L and I went apple picking this past weekend.  Along with watching to leaves change color (and baking, of course), apple picking is my favorite thing to do during this time of year.

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Last year we didn’t go apple picking until just past the middle of October.  We were a little late to the party.  By that point a lot of apple varieties had come in and out of season, and the orchard was pretty picked over.  It was kind of disappointing, but we still had a really fun day and brought home a lot of apples.

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We were determined not to have a repeat of last year, and have been talking about apple picking, and more importantly what to  make with our haul, for weeks!

This year we visited a new-to-us orchard – Ochs Orchard in Warwick, NY.  It’s just a little over an hour outside the city and it has great reviews on Yelp.  Aside from apples, Ochs also has pick your own pumpkins, pears, pepper, eggplant, potatoes and there may have even been some late season berries.

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

For apple picking, Ochs offers a choice of buying a 1/4 bushel or 1/2 bushel bag.  We have big apple-baking plans, so the 1/2 bushel bag, which hold 20-25 pounds of apples was a no brainer.  Although, if it was up to L, we probably would have gotten the 1/4 bushel, as well, just to be safe.  Can’t have too many apples!

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Our bag was filled with cortlands (my new favorite!), empires and a few golden delicious.

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

And, apple picking isn’t complete without cider doughnuts!

These Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers are a fun, easy to make dessert, that are always a crowd pleaser! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com #apple #fallbaking

We kicked off our apple baking bonanza with sweet and delicious Caramel Apple Turnovers.

Apple turnovers are a fun, easy to make dessert, that are always a crowd pleaser.  When it comes to puff pastry I opt for store bought over homemade.  I’ve made my own puff pastry a few times, and I’d be ok with never doing it again.  I found it to be a tedious process, and the end result wasn’t far superior to what you’ll find in the store.

Soft, cinnamon-y apples mixed with bursts of warm caramel, folded into buttery, flaky puff pastry…these turnovers are a must-have fall treat.

Easy Caramel Apple Turnovers

Yield: Makes 12 4-inch turnovers or 8 6-inch turnovers

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets (1 box) store bought puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored & diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 15-18 store bought soft caramels, quartered
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl, stir together the apples, lemon juice, 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Cook the apples in a saute pan, over medium heat stirring occasionally, until soft, 6-8 minutes. Remove the apples from the heat and cool completely. When cool, stir the chopped caramels into the apples.

While the apples cool prepare the puff pastry.

Lay one sheet of the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Lightly flour the top of the puff pastry, and use a rolling pin to roll out to approximately 12x12-inches. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry. Slice each sheet into 4-inch squares for small turnovers or 6-inch squares for large turnover.

Add a couple spoonfuls of apples to the center of each puff pastry square. Fold each piece into a triangle, and use a fork to press and seal the edges of the turnover. Make sure the edges are sealed well. Make 3 small slits on the top of each turnover. Lightly brush the top of each turnover with beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.

Place turnovers on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until turnovers are golden brown.

Serve immediately.

Turnovers are best enjoyed on the day they're made, but will last 4-5 days.

Notes

The apple filling can be made in advance.

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Enjoy!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Oh my god, everything in this post is making me so hungry! Those turnovers are gorgeous–and those cider doughnuts are making me drool, seriously. This sounds like such a fun weekend trip, thanks for reminding me that I need to go apple picking this fall :)

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Kelli September 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Thanks, Laura! Oh my gosh…those were seriously the best cider doughnuts I’ve ever had! Wishing I still had some left.

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Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste September 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Love these Caramel Apple Turnovers, and that shot of the apple cider doughnuts (my fave!).

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Kelli September 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Thanks so much, Kelly!

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steph@stephsbitebybite September 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Easy turnovers…oh man, I know what’s on my dessert menu for tonight!

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Kelli September 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

These are totally a weeknight-worthy dessert! You’re going to love them!

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Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain September 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Friend, I love the picture of you picking apples! Major gorg! And these apple turnovers look like something my black yeast thumb could tackle:)

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Kelli September 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

You’re so sweet…thanks, Lauren :)

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Julia September 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Oooh, I’m thinking I need to plan an apple picking trip! There’s a town called Apple Hill about 2 hours from where I live, where there are a ton of apple orchards and vineyards. I’m going to have to round up the troops, pick apples, and make gobs of apple turnovers! :)

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Kelli September 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

What an awesome name for a town! You need to go, get loads of apples, then tell us all about it and bake something super de-licious!

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Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch September 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

I love Apple Turnovers! What a great treat after a fun day of apple picking! So much fun! Yum!

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Kelli October 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Thanks, Serena! Definitely a great way to enjoy our apples!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies September 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I wish I could find an apple orchard around here! There’s nothing like freshly picked apples. :) Except maybe an apple turnover!

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Kelli October 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM

I wish you had an orchard near you, too….or that I could pack up some of these apples and send them your way!

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Joanne October 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Is this apple picking place accessible by public transportation or did you guys drive?? I SOOO want to go apple picking this year but it seems like everywhere is so far lol.

These turnovers. Genius. Caramel apples in handheld breakfast form!

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Kelli October 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Unfortunately, I don’t think this orchard is accessible by public transportation. We rented a Zipcar. There’s a few other orchards (in NY and NJ) that are a little bit closer to the city, but you’d still need to drive. Not exactly the same as picking your own, but the Greenmarket is a close second :)

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ashley - baker by nature October 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Got any left…? Cause I’m coming over!!! These look incredible!

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Kelli October 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Dang, I wish I had some left for you! Clearly time for me to bake another batch!

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Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily October 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM

What fun! I don’t think their are any apple orchards here in Phoenix but I’ll have to look into it. These will be such a fun treat this Fall, my kids thank you ;}

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Kelli October 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Your kids….scratch that, your whole family will adore these turnovers! I bet your kids would love helping to make these too!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats October 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

That orchard looks great! We’re going apple picking this weekend to Fishkill Farms- it’s about 1.5 hrs north of the city- and I’m super psyched. We went last year and it’s awesome. Love that you added caramel to these. Looks so so yummy :) I can’t wait for apple baking.

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Kelli October 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

The caramel totally makes these turnovers! Have a blast apple picking this weekend….can’t wait to see what you make with your haul!

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