Cheddar and Apple Turnovers


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time40 mins
  • Makes8 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 7g, Carbohydrates 28g, Fat 24g, Fibre 1g.

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

This article was originally published on Jan 04, 2018

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