Apple Cider Caramel Turnovers Recipe

Apple Cider Caramel Turnovers are the perfect comforting sweet treat for fall. They're filled with the most delicious spiced caramel apple filling and covered in a deeply crisp and flaky puff pastry that's studded with sugar. Make these today!

Apple Cider Caramel Turnovers are perfect for fall!
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Things You'll Need

  • 3 large baking apples, cored, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup apple cider

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten for the egg wash

  • Raw sugar, for sprinkling

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200° Celsius). Line two large baking sheets with non-stick parchment paper.

Step 2: Make Caramel Apples

In a medium-size saucepan set over medium heat, combine the apples, light brown sugar, apple cider, butter and cinnamon.

Combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
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Cook until the apples are just soft and the caramel is dark thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Cook until the caramel is dark and thick.
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Stir in the corn starch, vanilla, and salt. Set aside to cool.

Stir in the corn starch until combined.
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Step 3: Form Turnovers

Lightly flour a work surface and set the puff pastry sheets onto it. Use a sharp knife to cut each sheet into 4 even squares, then brush the edges with a little egg wash.

Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.
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Spoon a tablespoon of the apple filling into the middle of each square.

Spoon the filling into the middle.
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Fold each square in half diagonally to form a neat triangle.

Fold the pastry to form a triangle.
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Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal.

Firmly crimp the edges of the pastry triangle.
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Divide the triangles between the baking sheets. Brush the tops of each with the remainder of the egg wash.

Brush the triangles with the egg wash.
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Sprinkle over a pinch of raw sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut a little ‘x’ shaped vent in the top of the triangles to allow steam to escape.

Sprinkle over a little pinch of raw sugar.
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Step 4: Bake

Bake for 25 minutes or until deeply golden brown all over.

Bake until golden brown and fragrant.
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Remove from the oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool until just warm.

Let cool on a wire rack.
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Step 5: Serve

Serve and enjoy the Apple Cider Caramel Turnovers!

Serve and enjoy your delicious turnovers!
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They are best eaten on the day of making but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

They can easily be stored for up to 3 days.
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