Quick and Easy Air Fryer Turnovers (Apple)

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Make quick and easy flaky, crispy, and gooey air fryer turnovers at home using any pie filling or additional add-ins (like nuts or Nutella)!

Confession: my husband and I have a serious addiction to Arby’s! We seriously can’t get enough! With our meal, each of us will get a turnover as a snack for later. Jonny’s turnover of choice is the apple turnover and mine is the cherry turnover. Here’s the thing though… I don’t like fruit pies. But, there’s something about those turnovers that have my heart. I think I like them so much more because they are not made with traditional pie crusts.

Since our addiction is reaching ridiculous proportions, I attempted to make the turnovers at home. I am so happy with how they turned out! To make a basic turnover, you really only need two ingredients (pie filling and pastry dough). Below, I explain how to make apple turnovers, but you can use this recipe with any pie filling or additional add-ins (like nuts or the Nutella I used in a few turnovers)!

Air Fryer Apple Turnovers

Turnovers Ingredients

Using refrigerated puff pastry is what makes these turnovers so quick and easy. It can be found next to the biscuits and crescent rolls. If you can’t find refrigerated puff pastry, you can usually find frozen puff pastry, but you will need to plan ahead and thaw out the dough. Refrigerated puff pastry is my preferred choice because I can satisfy our craving whenever we want. Pastry dough is different than other dough because when it is cooked it creates flaky, crispy layers.

Additionally, I found a no sugar added apple pie filling at Walmart that only has 7 net carbs per 1/3 cup serving! Jonny mentioned this filling didn’t taste as sweet as the Arby’s apple pie filling, but I really enjoyed the flavor. I thought it was very comparable to the sugar-added variety of apple pie filling.

Water can be substituted for the egg wash, but I definitely recommend the egg wash for better flavor and color on the pastry.

Air Fryer Cooking Method

I used my Go-Wise air fryer to make these, but these could easily be made in the oven. Using the air fryer is my favorite because it speeds up cooking time without heating up the whole oven. I did have to make these in two batches because of the size of my air fryer, but I didn’t mind that because the resulting crispy and flaky turnovers are worth it.

See that warm and melty Nutella? Yum.

If you are looking for another air fryer treat, you might also love this delicious recipe for Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins.

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Air Fryer Apple Turnovers

Make quick and easy flaky, crispy, and gooey turnovers at home using any pie filling or additional add-ins (like nuts or Nutella)! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 194kcal
Author Clean Fingers Laynie

Ingredients

  • 13.2 oz Refrigerated Puff Pastry Sheet (such as Wewalka)
  • 10 oz Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg White
  • Nutella (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp Milk (optional
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)

Instructions

Apple Turnover

  • Unroll pastry dough, and cut dough into 8 even squares. 
    Pastry Dough Cut into eighths for Apple Turnovers
  • Add a few slices of fruit to one half of each pastry square leaving 1/4 inch border around the dough edges. 
  • If desired, add a spoonful of Nutella on top of fruit. 
  • Fold the empty half of the pastry over the half with the fruit, and brush the edges with egg wash. 
    Egg Wash on Edges of Apple Turnovers
  • Using a fork, firmly crimp the edges of the pastry closed. Poke 4-8 holes in the top of the pastry.
  • Brush the top of the pastry with the egg white. 
    Crimped Apple Turnovers with airholes
  • Spray Air Fryer basket with cooking spray, and cook the pastries for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.*
    Apple Turnovers in the Air Fryer
  • Flip pastries, and continue cooking for 5 minutes at 390 degrees. 

Icing Drizzle

  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 2 Tbsp of milk. Mix well. If needed add additional 1-2 tbsp of milk until smooth and thick consistency is reached. 
    Spoon in Icing for Apple Turnovers
  • Add icing into a piping bag or a plastic baggie, and snip a 1/4" off of one corner of the bag. 
    Icing in a Jar to Drizzle over Apple Turnovers
  • Drizzle icing over warm turnovers and serve!

Notes

Nutrition for Turnovers (not including Nutella or icing): Fat 10 g, Carbohydrate 22 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 168 mg
*If you do not have an air fryer, these can also be baked on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. 
Pastry will lose crunch if not eaten right away. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

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