Apple turnovers

Total Time
39 min
7 min
32 min
We spike these easy-to-make, delicious pastries with ginger, but if traditional ground cinnamon is your choice, which we totally understand, just use about 1 1/2 tsp. These sweet treats are great to have on hand for dessert, a brunch treat, or a snack. Simply freeze the unbaked turnovers in a plastic storage container for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, place the frozen turnovers on a baking sheet (as many or as few as you like) and bake as directed, allowing an extra 7 to 10 minutes baking time. You can also substitute pears for the apples, if you like.



4 medium, Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes




3 Tbsp


1½ tsp

Ground ginger

1 tsp


¼ cup(s)

Phyllo dough

6 sheet(s), (12 x 17-inch), thawed according to package directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the apples, raisins, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Cook, stirring, about 3 minutes. Stir in the ginger and water; cook until the apples are tender and the liquid evaporates, 3–4 minutes. Let the mixture cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  3. Place a scant 1⁄3 cup of the apple mixture in the center bottom of each strip. Place one sheet of the phyllo on a work surface with the long side nearest you. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and top with a second sheet. Spray lightly and top with a third sheet; spray lightly again. Cut the stacked phyllo sheets lengthwise into 3 strips. Fold each strip from the bottom right corner over the filling to the left side to form a triangle. Continue folding from corner to side, flag-style, to the top of each strip. Place the 3 triangles seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining 3 sheets of phyllo and apple filling, making a total of 6 triangles.
  4. Lightly spray the turnovers with nonstick spray, then sprinkle with the remaining 11⁄2 teaspoons sugar. Bake until light golden, 20–25 minutes. Yields 1 turnover per serving.