Caramel Apple Turnovers with Filo Pastry are a delicious fall breakfast. These turnovers are crispier than traditional apple turnovers made with puff pastry. Baking these will also fill your house with the scent of apples, cinnamon and spice!
3apples(medium sized) - peeled, cored and cut into rough chunks
¼cupcaramel sauce(75 grams)
1boxready to use filo pastry sheets(270 grams / 9.5 ounces, at least 6 sheets) (see notes)
¼cupunsalted butter(57 grams) - melted
2tablespoonsturbinado sugar(also called demerara) (30 grams)
Make the Caramel Apple Sauce
Add everything into a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the apples are soft and can be mashed easily with a fork.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Make the Apple Turnovers
Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C. Cover the filo sheets with a damp kitchen towel until ready to use.
Lay one sheet of the filo pastry on a large cutting board. Brush on a thin layer of butter. Lay a second filo pastry sheet on top. Brush on a thin layer of butter. Lay a third filo pastry sheet on top. Brush on a thin layer of butter.
Cut the stack in half horizontally (widthwise). Cut each of the halves into thirds vertically (lengthwise). You will have a total of 6 long strips.
For each strip, spoon a tablespoon of apple sauce on one end, being careful not to put in too much. Do not try to spread the apple sauce out; instead, leave it as a heaping spoonful. Starting from that end, gently make a triangular fold with filo pastry, keeping the apple sauce inside the triangle. Do not push down too much on the triangle, so there is some space around the apple sauce. Gently continue the triangular folding until you reach the end of the filo pastry sheet (as you would fold a flag).
Lay the apple turnovers on a baking sheet with the end tucked under, and brush with butter on top. Sprinkle on some turbinado sugar.
Repeat steps 2-5 with the remaining 3 filo pastry sheets.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until the filo pastry edges are golden brown.
Remove from heat and allow to cool on a cooling rack for a bit. The apple sauce inside will be very hot when it comes out the oven. Drizzle with caramel and serve warm.
The recipe for the Quick Caramel Apple Sauce makes enough apple sauce to make about 18 Caramel Apple Turnovers. You can enjoy the extra few bites of apple sauce on its own (or as an ice cream topping), or you can make a few extra Caramel Apple Turnovers. A standard box of filo pastry sheets here contains 227 grams (6 sheets), which is what I used in the recipe to make 12 Caramel Apple Turnovers. However, the standard box size for different brands in different countries may vary, so you may end up with a box with more filo pastry.Recipe inspired by Oh Joy.