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Apple & Pear Turnovers

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Growing up my mom would make apple turnovers as a treat. Never for breakfast, but as a dessert. We probably had them at least once a month or at least that is what my childhood memory believes to be. I know my mom won’t like me outing her but it was always from a box. Not that there is anything wrong with the frozen variety but the homemade turnover version is just a smidge better.

As an adult, my husband and I will indulge on Apple & Pear Turnovers as a breakfast treat. Typically it would be on a leisurely Sunday morning, we listen to our acoustic music on the radio, brew piping hot cups of coffee, read the paper via iPad because you know technology these days, and I bake turnovers. We read emails, check social media, and then the apple & pear turnovers are complete! Nothing else completes a lazy Sunday morning than coffee and turnovers.

Going back to how I ate these as a kid.  I think my husband might look at me funny if I served him a turnover for dessert! But maybe if I gave it a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on top he might by in.

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Making your own turnovers is actually easier than you may think. And the best part is that not only do they taste amazing freshly baked out of the oven but your home smells to die for! I love making the apple and pear combo, but I also love switching it up and making other fruit filled fillings. So whether you want a sweet treat for breakfast or an after dinner pastry I would highly suggest you give these Apple & Pear Turnovers a try!

Katie Original Recipe

Apple & Pear Turnovers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Apple & Pear Turnovers


  • 1 apple, peeled & diced
  • 1 pear, peeled & diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine diced apple, pear, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract, and cornstarch. Mix well until incorporated.
  3. Roll out puff pastry, using a bench knife cut the puff pastry at a diagonal (you'll have to large triangles), then cut it again so you'll have 4 triangles. Add 1/4 cup filling to one triangle. Carefully fold the triangle over, seal with water, then press the tines of the fork to close the dough. Repeat until all the turnovers are created.
  4. Carefully, move the turnovers to a baking sheet. Brush with remaining apple/pear liquid, and make a slit in each of the turnovers so they can breathe while cooking!
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately, or let cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


*You will have extra apple/pear mixture leftover. You can eat it as is or cook it on the stove top on low for 15 minutes to create an apple-pear applesauce! Either way this mixture will not be wasted!


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18 Responses to “Apple & Pear Turnovers”

  1. Lawyer Loves Lunch posted on June 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm (#)

    I love the combination of apple and pear! And really, the piping hot cups of coffee are a must for a leisurely weekend breakfast 🙂

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Agree! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    • Ellie koester replied on March 24th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Yes, I totally agree, the apple,pear mixture sounds heavenly, and I plan on making these tonight for dessert!!, served with either hommade whipped cream, or a nice carmel sauce …… Mm mm.

  2. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on June 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm (#)

    What gorgeous turnovers Katie! Pinned!

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks Trish!

  3. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on June 3, 2013 at 10:12 am (#)

    OMG I just want to stick a slice of cheddar in there and gobble it. I’d settle for melting it on top too!

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Lol I love your thinking Cathy! Can’t wait to meet you later this week!

  4. Dalila G. posted on June 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm (#)

    These look yummy and I know they sure do smell wonderful as they bake. I have made these little bundles of joy as an after dinner dessert with vanilla ice cream on the side. They are always a sweet hit with company. I do get funny looks from friends because they never have them as a dessert, ‘they’re just a morning thing’ is what they always tell me. Not any more, now they ask for them as desserts! LOL!
    Have a nice day!

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Dallia that is too funny! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

  5. Samantha posted on June 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm (#)

    I think you need to bring me some of these on Thursday… 🙂

    • Katie replied on June 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Ha ha! I’m not sure how well this would travel from Florida! lol.

  6. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on June 4, 2013 at 12:24 am (#)

    The thought of eating one of these warm turnovers with a big scoop of ice cream just sounds so perfect right about now!

    • Katie replied on June 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Yah its the way my husband likes to eat them when I do serve them for dessert!

  7. addie | culicurious posted on June 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm (#)

    These look yummy! I love turnovers. And apple and pear is a great combo!

    • Katie replied on June 5th, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Thanks Addie!

  8. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm (#)

    Oh these look wonderful! Perfectly flaky crust and I love the apple/pear combo! Great breakfast-or dessert or both!

    • Katie replied on June 7th, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Thanks Stephanie!

  9. Nutmeg Nanny posted on June 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm (#)

    These are gorgeous 🙂 I love turnovers!

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