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Little Women Apple Turnovers

Light, flaky apple turnovers to celebrate the apple harvest at Plumfield! A recipe to help you fully experience the novel. If you're looking for food ideas for Little Women, look no further!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 255 kcal


Apple Turnovers

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 granny smith apples
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 puff pastry sheets


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Apple Turnovers:

  • Peel, core, and chop the apples to ½ inch cubes.
  • In a skillet melt the butter on medium heat.
  • Add the apples and cook 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring until the apples are coated and the sugar melts. Remove from heat.
  • Cut one thawed puff pastry sheet into four squares.
  • Add a heaping spoonful of the apple mix to each square, then fold the square over to create a triangle.
  • Press the edges shut to seal. Use a fork to pinch the edges further.
  • Cut a small hole into the top of the turnover to allow the turnover to breathe while cooking.
  • Repeat with the second puff pastry sheet.
  • Place turnovers on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.


  • Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together in a bowl.
  • Allow the turnovers to cool completely.
  • Drizzle mix generously over the cooled turnovers.


*Keep puff pastry sheets cool until ready to use.
**Try to seal each turnover as well as possible to prevent the apple mix from leaking out.
***If your pastries puff too much, simply press them down lightly after they come out of the oven.
Keyword Breakfast, Dessert, Pastry