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A vegan apple turnover with a dollop of whipped cream on top on a white plate with a gold fork on it and a red apple next to the plate

How to Make Vegan Apple Turnovers

We use phyllo dough to make our flaky, warm and delicious homemade apple turnovers. They're easy and fun to make! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword appleturnovers, phyllodough, veganappleturnovers
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 8 Turnovers
Calories 237 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 5 large Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 3 tbsp water divided
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter divided
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 package of frozen phyllo dough sheets thawed according to the instructions on the box


For the Apples

  1. In a medium sauce pan on medium heat, add the apples, ¼ cup water, 3 tbsp butter, cinnamon, and vanilla and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for approximate 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. While the apples are cooking, whisk the cornstarch and 3 tbsp water together in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir into the apples until fully incorporated. Cook the apples for five more minutes, or until they’re tender. Remove from the heat.

To Construct the Turnovers

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C)
  2. Take the pastry sheets out of the box and lay flat. Place a clean damp cloth over the sheets to prevent them from drying out.
  3. In a small dish, melt the remaining 3 tbsp of butter and have a small dish of water and a pastry brush next to your work area
  4. On a piece of parchment paper, peel two pieces of dough from the stack and lay them flat.
  5. Fold them in half vertically.
  6. Fold the vertical piece in half so it looks like a square.
  7. Fill the center of the square with a half cup of apple filling. You an add more if you want them to be really full, but remember that you will only be able to make approximately 4 turnovers.
  8. Brush a very thin layer of water on the edges of the dough so they stick together.
  9. Fold one corner of the dough over the apple filling to form a triangle.
  10. Brush a thin layer of the melted butter over the top. Repeat with the remaining apple filling.
  11. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until they are puffy and golden brown. Let them cool for 10 minutes before eating.

Recipe Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer in a freezer safe container, separated by sheets of parchment, for up to one month. Reheat to crisp them up in a 375°F oven for approximately 10 minutes. The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Vegan Apple Turnovers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.