Cheddar and Apple Turnovers



20 min


40 min


8 turnovers

Cheddar and Apple Turnovers

Photo: Michael Graydon

Looking for a way to use up that abundance of apples you picked? Try these simple turnovers. The pastry is light and crisp, the filling is soft and delicious.


  • 2 McIntosh apples
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 generous pinches nutmeg
  • 454-g pkg frozen puff pastry , defrosted
  • all-purpose flour , for dusting
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 400oF. Peel and cut apples into 1⁄2 in wedges, discarding cores, and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg, and toss to evenly coat.
  • Place pastry on a lightly floured surface. If using pastry that’s not pre-rolled, cut in half. Roll each half of pastry into a 10 in square. If pastry is pre-rolled, leave as is. Cut each into 4 pieces for 8 squares in total.
  • Divide apple mixture between pastry pieces, mounding a small pile on half of each square. Measure out 3⁄4 cup of cheese and sprinkle over apples. Fold uncovered pastry half overtop, lining up edges to form a triangle. Press to seal.
  • Carefully transfer turnovers to 1 large or 2 small greased baking sheets. Lightly brush each with egg, being careful not to let the egg pool. Cut a small vent in the top of each turnover. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese.
  • Bake in centre of preheated oven until golden and puffed, 20–22 minutes. Let cool for a few minutres. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 353,
  • Protein
  • 7 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g,
  • Fat
  • 24 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,

Originally published in the October 2011 issue. Photo by Michael Graydon.