An apple turnover has a slightly crispy outer layer with delicious, homemade warm apple filling inside, which creates the perfect spot for your teeth to sink into. The secret to making it easy is using store-bought puff pastry dough.
Thaw the pastry sheets on the counter for about 45 minutes or until cold but pliable. Alternatively, you can wrap a pastry sheet with a paper towel and place it on a plate, then microwave on high for 15 seconds per side.
Peel and shred the 4 apples on a large holed box grater. This can be done in a food processor or by using a cheese grater. Alternatively, you can just cut the apples into small dice or slices.
Mix the apples with ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp flour, and mix well. Set aside.
Open up the puff pastry sheets onto a chilled baking sheet. Cut each pastry sheet into four squares.
Divide the apple mixture evenly amongst the 8 squares.
<br></br>For a classic triangle turnover: Fold one corner of the pastry over the opposite side to create a triangle. Use a fork to seal the two edges together. Poke a couple of holes over the top with a fork or a skewer to allow the steam to escape as it bakes.
<br></br>For a parcel shaped turnover: Pinch the two opposite ends of each square together, then bring in the remaining two corners and twist slightly, until you have created a parcel.
Whisk 1 egg, then brush the top of each turnover with it. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp coarse sugar or decorator's sugar over the top
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Allow to cool, then serve and enjoy.