Recipe: Apple & Cream Cheese Turnovers

Cleaning out the freezer, I found a pack of frozen puff pastry and was inspired to take my homemade yogurt cream-cheese to the next level.  I know what you are thinking, a pack of frozen puff pastry? Shouldn’t she be making this herself since they are trying to get out of the supermarket? Well, wouldn’t it be better to use it up than throw it out? And since I canned the apple sauce, made the yogurt cheese, know the chickens who laid the egg and could take a quick drive to see the bees who collected the honey, I wasn’t overly concerned. I’ve never made puff pastry before and I’ve heard it’s pretty labour intensive. Perhaps it will be another project all in itself.

Here is my recipe for quick and easy Apple Cream-Cheese Turnovers.


1/2 cup (roughly) of Apple Sauce
1 Apple, chopped (to add some crunch the turnovers)
1/3 cup (estimated) of Cream Cheese or yogurt cheese
1 Spoon full of Local Honey
1 Farm Fresh Free Range Egg, divided
Puff Pastry

1. Mix homemade apple sauce and chopped apple in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl mix cream cheese with a spoon full of honey and a free range egg yolk.
3. Roll out pastry and cut into squares.
4. Put a small dollop of apple and cheese mixture onto each puff pastry square.
5. Rub edge with egg white and fold over, lightly pressing the edges.
6. Place turnovers in fridge for 15 minutes.
7. Top with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, rotating pan once.
9. Enjoy!


  • Great recipe. I've been wanting to make some turnovers to keep in the freezer. I have only made puff pastry once, but it was not overly difficult and I'd like to try it again.

  • Thanks. I am actually trying NOT to look at the picture because they are so yummy, but long gone!

    Jesse and I were talking about how the colour of the yolk made the cream cheese look like a dollop of paint!

  • mmmmmmmm….yum~ I too have a package in the freezer and have been wondering what to do with it. Maybe these. These and guava empanadas, perhaps. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • These look delicious! I'm new to your blog, and was wondering if you had a blog post or a recipe for your apple sauce? I'd love to make some!

  • @Amy
    I don't have a post about making apple sauce (maybe this year!)

    We tend to favor the unsweetened variety.

    All I do is peel, core and chop up a pile of apples, put them in a covered pot to simmer with a bit of cinnamon and vanilla. Sometimes if the apples seem a bit dry at the beginning I add a tiny bit of water to get them going, but this isn't usually necessary.

    Boil them down (you can mash them as you go if you like) to your desired consistency… I like it chunky, the kids prefer smooth.

    I pretty much wing it, and it usually turns out pretty good!

  • Oh my gosh, these look phenomenal. I am having serious blog envy right now, which I know is such a terrible thing to do.. but seriously. Your whole site is just lovely. So glad to have found you.

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