Easy 5-ingredient spiced apple and blackberry turnovers using store-bought buttery puff pastry.
Perfect for a quick after-school snack, or serve as a simple dessert with custard or cream.
These super-simple apple and blackberry turnovers make use of seasonal blackberries and cooking apples in this easy fruity bake. Using store-bought puff pastry means they are really quick to make too.
✔️ Why should you try it?
- Apple and blackberry combine to create a deliciously sweet and tangy filling, making these turnovers a treat for your taste buds.
- During apple and blackberry season, making turnovers allows you to enjoy the freshest and juiciest fruits in a tasty pastry.
- Turnovers are simple and quick to prepare, making them a perfect choice for a fuss-free baking project.
- Ready Rolled Puff Pastry - I always keep ready-rolled puff pastry in my freezer, ready to pull out at short notice to make these turnovers, as well as other recipes like savoury pinwheels, Nutella swirls, sausage rolls and tarts.
- Bramley Apples - I'm lucky to have a Bramley apple tree in my garden, which keeps me well-stocked with apples through the year. Any cooking apple can be used, or a tart Granny Smith apple.
- Blackberries - Fresh or frozen.
- Cinnamon - Provides a warming flavour to the turnovers.
- Light Brown Sugar - Cooking apples need a little bit of sugar to help sweeten them. I like using light brown sugar as it gives the turnovers a lovely caramel flavour.
- Egg and demerara sugar to glaze (optional) - I like the glossy sheen the egg wash gives the baked pastry.
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post
One: Peel and chop the cooking apples and place them in a bowl with the blackberries, cinnamon and sugar. Give it a good mix.
Two: Use a saucer or 10cm cookie cutter to stamp out rounds of puff pastry. Place a spoonful of the mixture into the middle of each pastry circle.
Three: Fold over the pastry so you create a semi-circle, then use a fork to seal the edges.
Four: Brush with egg and sprinkle with demerara sugar before baking in a hot oven for 12 minutes.
⏲️ Cooking time
The turnovers need to be baked in a hot oven (220°c /200 fan) for about 12 minutes, until golden brown on top. You can also air fryer the turnovers for 10 minutes or until golden.
💭 Top tips
- Be mindful not to overfill the turnovers, as too much fruit can lead to spillage during baking. Leave enough space at the edges to seal the turnovers properly.
- Ensure the turnovers are well-sealed to prevent the filling from leaking during baking. Use a fork to crimp the edges or fold and pinch them together securely.
- Cut small slits or poke a few holes on the top of each turnover to allow steam to escape while baking. This prevents the turnovers from becoming too soggy.
- The quantities given in this recipe make 8 small turnovers. You may have to re-roll the pastry to get those last two circles cut.
- Allow the turnovers to cool slightly before serving. This gives the filling time to set and prevents the risk of burning yourself with hot fruit.
🍴 Serving suggestions
The apple & blackberry turnovers make excellent after-school snacks, but they're also robust enough to take on picnics or pack in lunchboxes, just like these puff pastry sausage rolls and cheese and bacon turnovers!
They also make a quick and easy dessert with creamy custard or my no-churn honeycomb ice cream.
You could try these different flavour combinations;
- Mixed Berry Turnovers: Use a combination of fresh berries such as raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries to create a mixed berry filling.
- Pear and Fig Turnovers: Combine diced ripe pears with chopped dried figs for a sweet and earthy filling. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of honey for extra warmth and depth of flavour.
- Peach and Raspberry Turnovers: Enjoy the sweetness of peaches paired with the tartness of raspberries. This combination creates a burst of summer flavours in every bite.
- Apricot and Almond Turnovers: Fill the turnovers with apricot jam and a sprinkle of chopped almonds for a tasty blend of fruity and nutty goodness.
- Apple and Caramel Turnovers: Mix diced apples with a generous drizzle of caramel sauce to create a rich and indulgent filling that's perfect for dessert lovers.
- Cherry and Chocolate Turnovers: Incorporate chopped fresh cherries with chocolate chips for a decadent and irresistible filling. It's like enjoying a mini cherry chocolate pie!
- Banana and Nutella Turnovers: Slice ripe bananas and spread a layer of Nutella on the pastry before folding them into turnovers. This combination is always a hit with the kids
Store - If you plan to consume the turnovers within a day or two, you can keep them at room temperature in an airtight container. Ensure they are completely cooled before storing.
For longer storage, place the turnovers in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, and store them in the refrigerator. Properly stored, they should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.
🧊 Suitable for freezing?
The unbaked turnovers can be frozen for up to three months. When you're ready to bake them, there's no need to defrost them first. Just pop them straight into your hot oven and add 5 minutes to the cooking time.
Some more fruity snack recipes you might enjoy!
- Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Bites
- Apple & Blackberry Muffins
- Blackberry and Lemon Muffins
- Bakery Style Strawberry Muffins
- Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls
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Apple and Blackberry Turnovers
- 10cm Cookie Cutter
- Baking Tray
- Chopping Board
- Baking Paper
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 Cooking Apples peeled and chopped into small pieces
- 40 g Blackberries
- 25 g Light Brown Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 375 g Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
For the glaze
- 1 Egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon Demerara Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 220°c (200 fan) and line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
- Place the peeled and chopped apple in a large bowl and mix in the blackberries, light brown sugar and cinnamon.1 Cooking Apples, 40 g Blackberries, 25 g Light Brown Sugar, ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- Use a saucer or cookie cutter to stamp out circles of the ready-rolled puff pastry. I used a cookie cutter that was 10cm diameter.375 g Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
- Place teaspoons of the apple mixture into the middle of each pastry circle then fold over to encase the filling.
- Use a fork to seal the pastry edge then brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with demerara sugar.1 Egg, 1 tablespoon Demerara Sugar