Impress your family or your guess with these Super Easy Flaky Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry, just two ingredients.  They are the perfect recipe for a leisurely breakfast or dessert.  I am going to show you how easy it is to make them.

Ingredients Apple Turnovers

You will need a puff pastry and a can of fried apples or apple pie filling.  If you glaze your turnovers, you will need powdered sugar and milk.


Apple Turnovers 2 Ingredients

You know you need this recipe for an easy two ingredient danish.

Flaky Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry

These Easy Flaky Apple Turnovers recipe will probably be the easiest recipe you will ever make.  They include two ingredients, including puff pastry and a can of pie filling.  I say two ingredients, but if you add an icing drizzle of confectioner’s sugar and water, they are four ingredients.  However, you count the ingredients they are the BEST treat or dessert.  They are not only easy to make but super crispy with the flaky layers of puff pastry.

Dixie Stampede’s Apple Turnovers

We were able to visit Dolly Parton’s Dinner Theater Dixie Stampede in August to help celebrate my oldest boys birthday.  We have so much family fun each time we visit.  You can check out an earlier post I wrote about Dixie Stampede.   They serve these Flaky Apple Turnovers there, and I always save room to enjoy one.  The flaky crust with the sweet, delicious apples topped with a confectioner’s sugar icing drizzle makes a perfect dessert.  YUM!

Copycat Apple Turnovers from Dixie Stampede

Because I enjoy the Apple Turnovers from Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, I made this easy version.  I have tried different flavors of canned pie filling.  They are all amazing.  Therefore, whatever flavor pie filling you like the best will work in these turnovers.  These apple turnovers with puff pastry are so easy to make that you will be making them for breakfast even when you do not have much time.  They are also perfect for a quick dessert, impressing your guest, or consider making these for a crowd.  They are sure to be a HUGE HIT.

Just a tip:  If you make these Easy Flaky Turnovers for dessert, add a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce.

Working with Puff Pastry

If you have never used puff pastry before, it couldn’t be easier.  This post has lots of tips for baking the perfect pastry.  First tip: When purchasing puff pastry, look for pastry made with all real butter.   The butter is what you need to get lovely flaky layers.

Puff Pastry Tips

  • Allow the puff pastry to thaw in the refrigerator.
  • Do not unfold Puff Pastry before it’s fully thawed.
  • Do not leave the Puff Pastry at room temperature too long.
  • Flour your work surface while working with Puff Pastry.
  • Handle the pastry as little as possible.
  • Puff pastry needs to bake on high, usually 400 degrees F, for a short time.  If you Puff Pastry is soggy in the middle, it is not done.

How to Store Puff Pastry

Puff pastry can stay in the freezer for three months in an air-tight container.  Once it thaws, it should be baked within three days.

How to Thaw Puff Pastry

Allow the Puff pastry to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.  It needs at least four hours to thaw.  Once it is thaw, work quickly.  You can cut the shapes and then place them back in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake.  For the puff pastry to puff up, the butter cannot melt before the baking process.

Can You Thaw Puff Pastry Quickly at Room Temperature?

Yes, but be careful!  Only leave your pastry out long enough to be able to use it when it is pliable.  Meaning it should only stay on the counter until you can gently roll it out, but it isn’t so warm that the dough is too limp to shape.  The stiffer the pastry, the better.  When the pastry is stiff, it has pieces of butter that are not soft or melted.  It would help if you had the pieces of butter to have a flaky pastry.

How To Roll Out Your Puff Pastry?

When rolling your puff pastry out, do it gently.  Do not press hard with your rolling pin.  You will melt or flatten the butter.  Again, it would help if you had the pieces of butter to get flaky layers.

Can you use another pie filling?

YES!  You can use your favorite pie filling or any pie filling you have in your pantry.

You know you need this recipe for an easy two ingredient danish.


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Easy Flaky Apple Turnover

Quick and Easy 2 ingredient apple turnover. You can use your favorite pie filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, best dessert, dessert, desserts, easy dessert, turnover, turnovers
Servings: 8 turnovers
Calories: 218kcal


  • 17-1/4 ounces puff pastry frozen puffed pastry, thawed
  • 21 ounces Apple Pie Filling
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Separate the puff pastry sheets.
  • Cut each pastry sheet into four squares.
  • Divide pie filling evenly between the eight pastry squares.
  • Brush the edges with water.
  • Fold them over diagonally.
  • Seal them with a fork.
  • Use a knife and make a small slit in the top of the pastry.
  • Bake on parchment paper 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until the tops are golden.
  • Blend powdered sugar and water.
  • Drizzle over turnovers.
  • Makes eight easy, delicious Apple Pie filling.


Just a tip:  If you make these Easy Flaky Apple Turnovers for dessert, add a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce.  


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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