Homemade Baked Apple Turnovers

I’m closing out the year with a recipe from my mom.  I’ve shared this homemade apple turnover on my Facebook and Instagram page and people always ask me how she makes these, so today I’m sharing the recipe.  She gave it to me verbally, so that’s how I’m going to share it with you.  It’s not an exact recipe, but one she made up and I think you can easily follow.


I haven’t watched her make these, but she told me this is how she does it:

Iris’s Homemade Baked Apple Turnovers

She uses canned biscuits for these and pulls the biscuits apart, separates them out and rolls them out flat in a circle.

Cook down your apples (peeled optional)  with a little apple juice, no sugar along with dried cranberries and cinnamon.  Once those are done, you are ready to fill the turnovers with freshly cooked apples.

To thicken the apples, mix a little cornstarch water with them so they won’t be runny.

Fill the turnovers with plenty of filling (approx. 1 heaping TBL) and fold over and pinch the edges of the circle together.  Add egg wash (egg white and water) on top of dough, with extra cinnamon.

Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.

Mix up the icing using confectioners sugar, milk and a little vanilla.  Mix together until creamy and then drizzle over the freshly baked turnover.

Ready to eat and serve!   These are really delicious and our family loves them.  I’m sure they are much healthier (ahem!) than the fried version and really taste delicious.

I’ll add the recipe in a recipe template below, but some can’t always see this:

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda, these look so delicious! They would be perfect with my coffee right now! Happy New Year !!

  2. Rhoda, probably a dumb question, but is the icing you mix up cold or heated? Thanks for sharing. Brings back a special memory: when I was a child and preteen, sometimes in the evening, on rare occasions, Mom made Pillsbury “turnovers”. We would enjoy it with a cup of coffee. Mom was not much of a baker or dessert maker. I think Pillsbury brand might be the only desserts she made, considering the turnovers and break and bake choc chip cookies. I recently saw the Pillsbury variety in Kroger and started to buy them and even make them when I am with Mom. Oh, and even tho Mom was not in to desserts, she is a FABULOUS cook, much like your mom!

    • Hey, Melanie, just mix it up at room temp, so it’s not hot or cold, just the coldness of the little bit of milk added. If you need to store in fridge, then warm up later for a few seconds in the microwave.

  3. Doesn’t this sound delicious! Thanks for sharing . . .

  4. I meant to add – And a Very Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a Joyous and Healthy 2017!!!

  5. They look delicious. Have a blessed and happy 2017.
    Marilyn and family

  6. TAMMY Sumner says:

    I am not seeing the amount of each ingredient.

    • Tammy, it’s just approximate and how my moms makes these. You would need to make as many apples as you think would fill a can of biscuit dough. One can biscuits and then as many apples as you think you need. She puts a heaping tablespoon of apples in each. Does that help?

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