Easy Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers made with a flaky pastry dough, filled with apples and spices, and topped with a sweet glaze. You’re going to love these delicious gluten free turnovers, they are like a gluten free pop tart, but better.
Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers
There is currently a debate going on in my house: which is more of a fall flavor, apple or pumpkin? These gluten-free apple turnovers scream fall. At least, that’s my opinion.
The house is divided so we decided that both apple and pumpkin are fall flavors and depending on what kind of gluten-free desserts you like, you can enjoy both so we are planning on making both apple and pumpkin desserts this holiday season.
What other apples can I use in turnovers?
You can use any apple that is tart, some of my favorites are:
- Granny Smith Apples
- Honey Crisp Apples
- Gala Apples
- Winesap Apples
- Melrose Apples
- Northern Spie Apples
Just make sure you are using a tart apple and not a sweet one like a Fuji so that your filling isn’t too sweet.
What is the best way to seal pastry dough edges?
It’s up to what works best for you. I like to dip a salad fork into melted butter or oil and press down on the pastry dough edge, then pull the fork, towards me (this helps prevent sticking). You can also use your fingers to press the dough together.
Can I use other fruit in turnovers?
Yes, you can use any berry or stone fruit in turnovers and get good results. Some of my favorites besides apples are cherries, strawberries, and peaches. Now you have me craving turnovers!
Can I used canned apple filling in this recipe?
You can but there are some things to keep in mind. Canned apple filling has other ingredients in it, so check the labels and make sure there are no glutinous ingredients (like wheat flour) included. If you find a gluten-free apple filling please note that the apples are already cooked so they may be on the soft or mushy side if you use pre-made filling in this gluten-free apple turnover recipe.
Homemade Puff Pastry Dough
If you can’t find Schar Puff Pastry Dough in your area you can use my recipe for Gluten Free Puff Pastry Dough to make these gluten free hand pies.
These gluten-free apple turnovers are two servings each. You can make smaller apple turnovers, also called gluten-free apple hand pies, or you can cut them into triangles. I like to make the big ones so I can stuff more apple filling in the center.
If you make smaller gluten-free apple hand pies, or go the triangle route, you’ll want to adjust how much filling you put in the center. The most important thing is to seal the edges so your filling doesn’t run out onto the pan and burn.
A little apple juice on the pan is fine, you just don’t want it all to leak out.
If you make these gluten-free apple turnovers please stop by and let me know what you thought! Also, if you have any questions about this recipe please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
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Serving Size: 1 turnover
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 1g