Apple-Cream Cheese Turnovers


Fill these yummy puff pastry turnovers with tender apples and cream cheese for a whole new spin on apple desserts. Spread a little powdered sugar icing on top to make them even sweeter.

Overhead view of Apple-Cream Cheese Turnovers
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 turnovers


  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 cup peeled, cored, and chopped Jazz, Granny Smith, or Jonagold apples

  • 6 ounce cream cheese, cut up and softened

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 17.3 ounce pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets), thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. For filling, in a large skillet heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until butter melts. Add apples and 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 8 to 10 minutes more or just until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove and cool slightly. Stir in 4 oz. of the cream cheese, the flour, and egg yolk; mix well.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, unfold and roll out one pastry sheet to a 12-inch square. Cut into nine 4-inch squares. Spoon a rounded tablespoon of the filling into the center of each square. Brush edges of pastry squares with water. Fold each pastry in half to form a triangle. Seal edges with the tines of a fork. In a small bowl combine the beaten egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush half of the egg mixture over pastries. Arrange on one of the prepared baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove; cool on wire rack placed over waxed paper.

  4. Repeat with remaining puff pastry, filling, and egg mixture to make 9 more turnovers.

  5. In a medium bowl beat the remaining 2 oz. cream cheese with a mixer on medium until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in enough milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to reach a thick drizzling consistency. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Snip one corner from the bag. Drizzle icing over the turnovers. Serve warm or let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Folate, total 5.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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