Easy Homemade Apple Turnover


– 2 Cups flour – 2/3 Cup COLD grated butter (or diced very small) – 1/2 tsp salt – 8 Tbsp cold water – 2-4 Granny Smith apples (diced small) – 1/2 Cup sugar – 1.5 tsp cinnamon – 4 Tbsp butter (cut into small pieces) – 4 Tbsp flour – 1 egg – 1 Tbsp water – cinnamon/sugar (for sprinkling on top) – 1/2 Cup powdered sugar – 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – milk (to thin icing to proper consistency for drizzling)

Step 1

Start with the pie crust. Combine flour and salt in a bowl.

Step 2

 Add in the butter, and stir gently with a pastry blender or a fork.  Add water a tablespoon at a time, fluffing the flour/water with a fork to combine after each addition.

Step 3

Continue to add water until the dough almost comes together; there will still be some dry areas.

Step 4

Overturn dough onto a lightly floured countertop and very lightly press together into a ball of dough.

Step 5

Combine apple filling ingredients in a bowl.

Step 6

Divide pie crust dough in half and roll each half into a large rectangle.  Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into large squares.

Step 7

Put 2-3 tablespoons of the pie filling on one half of each square of pie dough, and fold over diagonally to create a triangular-shaped pocket.

Step 8

Crimp the edges with a fork.  Brush the tops of the turnovers with an egg wash, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Bake at 400* for 15 minutes.

Step 9

 Remove to a wire rack to cool, then whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to make a medium-thin icing to drizzle over the top of the turnovers.