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Air Fryer Apple Turnover

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert? Try these air fryer apple turnovers – they’re simple to make and taste amazing.

air fryer apple turnovers

What You Need:

The following quantities will make four large apple turnovers; you can adjust the quantities according to how many you want to make.

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apple turnover ingredients


You can use any type of dessert or cooking apple. Any of the following varieties will work – Bramley, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady.

I used two Granny Smiths and one Royal Gala for four large apple turnovers.

If you use Bramley apples, you can probably use two instead of three as they tend to be larger.

Sugar, Cinnamon, Lemon Juice

These ingredients are cooked with the apples. I used two tablespoons of brown sugar, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon and one tablespoon of lemon juice. I also used a sprinkle of sugar over the top of the apple turnovers before air frying them.

Puff Pastry

You can make your own puff pastry, or a much quicker and easier option is to buy some that is fresh and ready rolled.

I bought mine from Lidl, which weighed 320g. You can use less or more depending on where you buy yours from.


You only need a little bit of milk to brush the edges of the pastry and to baste the tops.

Air Fryer

You can use any air fryer to make apple turnovers. Some baskets are bigger than others, so you may need to cook them in batches if necessary.

Some air fryer baskets stick more than others; if yours is prone to food sticking on it, brush a little oil over it, or place the apple turnovers on some baking paper.

How To Make Apple Turnovers In An Air Fryer

The first step is to prepare the apples by peeling and dicing them into equal sizes. Cover the apples with lemon juice and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Air fry at 190°C/380°F for 10 minutes, shaking at the halfway point. The apples should be soft – if you want them to be softer, return to the air fryer for a few more minutes. Remember, they will also cook more when they are in the puff pastry and returned to the air fryer.

chopped apple in air fryer basket

If you prefer the filling to be softer and smoother in texture, you can stew the apples in a pot on the stove or microwave.

Roll out puff pastry into four equal-sized rectangles – you can also make smaller apple turnovers by cutting the pastry up into smaller sizes. To make traditional-shaped apple turnovers, cut the pastry into squares instead.

puff pastry cut into rectangles

Lay the cooked apple out on one side of each rectangle, leaving a 1cm space. Don’t be tempted to add too much filling; the pastry might split when you fold it over.

puff pastry rectangles with apple and cinnamon filling on each one

Next, brush some milk along the edges and fold over.

basting pastry with milk

Use a fork to press the pastry dough together.

Then, brush some more milk on top and sprinkle with sugar. Pierce a hold in the top to allow the steam to escape during the air frying process.

apple turnover with hole

Place the apple turnovers in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes, carefully flipping over with a spatula at the halfway mark.

If food is prone to sticking on your air fryer basket (they are all different), you might want to brush a little oil on it first or lay the apple turnovers on some baking paper.

At the end of the cooking time, the apple turnovers should be golden brown on the outside and the pastry flaky.

golden apple turnovers in air fryer basket

Leave to cool for ten minutes before serving – be careful when first taking a bite into them; the filling will be steaming hot!

Serve with vanilla ice cream or eat as they are.

I hope you enjoy this air fryer apple turnover recipe – let me know in the comments if you end up making it!

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air fryer apple turnovers

Air Fryer Apple Turnovers

Yield: 4 Large Apple Turnovers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Apple turnovers taste delicious in an air fryer, and they're quick and easy to make!


  • 2 Bramley apples or 3 smaller varieties (Granny Smiths, Royal Galas)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 320g puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp milk


    1. Peel the apples and dice them into equal sizes.
    2. Mix with 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
    3. Place in air fryer basket and cook at 190°C/380°F for 10 minutes, shaking at the halfway mark. If you prefer a smoother filing, you can stew the apples in a saucepan on the hob instead.
    4. Cut the puff pastry into four equal sizes and lay out on a floured surface.
    5. Divide the cooked apple between each pastry piece and place it on one side, leaving about 1cm of space around the edge.
    6. With a pastry brush, baste the edges of each puff pastry with some milk before folding it over.
    7. Press the edges down with a fork until all sides are stuck firmly together.
    8. Baste the top of the apple turnover with some milk and pierce a hole in the top to allow the steam to escape.
    9. Transfer each apple turnover to the air fryer basket. If your air fryer basket is prone to sticking, spray a little oil on it or use some baking paper.
    10. Air fry at the same temperature for 10 to 12 minutes, carefully flipping over halfway. The puff pastry should be golden brown and flaky when it's ready.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

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Saturday 18th of March 2023

Hello Liana

I hope you are well and I wish you an enjoyable weekend.

I am getting more confident using my air fryer and I am really interested and enjoying your recipes - so thank you very much.

The best thing I made in my air fryer this week was chicken breast stuffed with garlic and herb cheese, then wrapped in Palma ham.

Best wishes

Angela xx

Liana Green

Monday 20th of March 2023

Hi Angela - that sounds delicious! I will have to give that a try too :)

Kay case

Friday 17th of March 2023

Do you use air fryer mode or on bake mode?

Liana Green

Monday 20th of March 2023

Hi Kay - I used the air fry mode but you could also use the bake mode.

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