Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple turnovers on the cheap

Three cheers for apple season! Hip Hip Hooray (HHH)! HHH! HHH!

I attempted these turnovers, because buying them at the bakery was getting to be an expensive habit.

I set off to do it myself and was surprised at how simple they are to make.

Comparing the bakery price with the made-at-home version:
Bakery: $3 for a pack of 4 turnovers. Weight 12 oz.
Home: $3 for 20 turnovers. Weight 2 lbs.

Now that’s more like it!

Here’s the recipe:

Apple turnovers on the cheap

1 stick of butter, melted
20 fillo sheets (half a box)
1 can of apple pie filling
Powdered sugar and water for a glaze

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cover the stack of fillo sheets with a damp towel (they dry quickly)
Lightly butter a cookie sheet*
Remove one** fillo sheet and brush with some butter
Fold sheet in half vertically
Brush folded strip with butter
Place about 1 ½ tablespoons of apple pie filling at the edge of the sheet
Fold to make a triangular shape…like a paper football or a flag
Brush finished triangle with butter
Continue the process until cookie sheet is full of turnovers
Bake for about 15 minutes, more or less, until golden
Let turnovers cool
Mix some powdered sugar and water and glaze them pretty!

*You can probably omit greasing the pan. When I pulled them out of the oven, they weren’t quite “swimming” in butter, but definitely wading around a bit.

**I prefer the daintiness of only one fillo sheet per turnover, but use more if you like.


  1. Looks so good! I love fruit filled anything. Great savings too!

    1. My husband especially likes these...and they are really easy, too. :)