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Homemade Apple Turnover Recipe

These delicious apple turnovers are made entirely from scratch! The crunchy buttery dough and sweet shredded apples are a combination worth splurging on. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple turnovers
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 296kcal
Author Dina from simplyhomecooked.com


For the dough

For the filling


Make the dough

  • In a stand mixer, lightly whisk the eggs together. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and vinegar until it becomes foamy. Then add the salt, buttermilk, and baking soda mixture to the eggs.
  • Add in the flour and mix together using the hook attachment. You'll know it's done mixing when the dough doesn't stick to the sides of the mixer bowl anymore.
  • Place the dough onto a floured surface and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a log, then cut each log into about 7 equal pieces.

Roll out the dough

  • Form each piece into a ball and flatten it out into a circle using a rolling pin. (About 8 inches in diameter)
  • Generously brush the melted butter onto one side of the circle and roll up tightly. Place the rolled-up buttery dough onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This will help stiffen the butter.
  • Cut each rolled up circle in half and roll each half out longways. If you want, you can cut the ends so they look prettier. (Totally optional)

Fill the turnovers with shredded apples and fry them

  • Shred the apples and gently squeeze out any excess juices. Fill 1 side of the turnover with about 1-2 tbsp of the shredded apples and sugar to taste. Flip the empty side of the turnover on top and seal with a fork.
  • Heat a skillet with about 1 inch of oil over medium-high heat and fry each turnover for 2-3 minutes on each side.


Can I make these homemade apple fritters ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the homemade dough in advance and keep it in the fridge (tightly wrapped) for up to 1 day.

Can I freeze these apple turnovers?

Once they are fried, let them cool completely and freeze them in a single layer then store them in a zip-lock bag for up to 2 months. 


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg