Make these Easy Apple Turnovers with Cheese as a simple and delicious dessert or snack! Use a pre-made puff pastry for extra ease.
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Turnovers are such a delicious dessert. And did you know that they are simple enough to make at home? True story. They’re one of the easiest desserts to make. The secret is to use a pre-made puff pastry crust. I always keep a box of pre-made puff pastry in my freezer to put together quick pies and desserts like turnovers. I especially like to use them when I have loads of fruit that needs to be used up. Such is the case with these Apple Turnovers.
This summer I was lucky enough to be able to pick a giant bag of apples from our neighbour’s apple tree. I love to have apples around, especially in the fall, so I can bake with them. Apple turnovers, Apple pies, apple cakes, apple butter, apple oatmeal…apple in everything. So when this month’s Canadian Cheese of the Month arrived at the door, I knew I had to pair it with apples and pastry.
Le Gré des Champs certified organic cheese is the cheese of the month, as part of my partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada. This cheese comes from the family owned business, Au Gré des Champs’ in Quebec. Made with raw cows’ milk from a herd of Swiss brown dairy cows, this cheese is creamy, rich and tastes like a soft Swiss Cheese. Its smooth texture and nutty aroma pairs beautifully with apples. It’s also a really great snacking cheese…I’m also imagining it baked in a bowl of French Onion Soup…oh my.
But when it’s apple season, one must combine apples and cheese together! I mean, is there any better combination than apples, cheese and pastry? I think not. So I made Apple Turnovers with Cheese.
These apple turnovers are so simple to make. I just made a quick apple pie filling, rolled out pre-made puff sheets, and shredded some of the Le Gré de Champs cheese for the tops of the turnovers.
In less than 30 minutes we had delicious apple turnover pockets right from the oven. Some covered in melted cheese. All smothered in cinnamon and sugar. So delicious.
Just look at all that delicious bubbled cheese. Yummmm
These turnovers are a perfect way to enjoy seasonal apples. Serve them up with extra slices of cheese. One cannot have too much cheese. 😉
Easy Apple Turnovers with Cheese
- 2 cups peeled and chopped apples
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 - 12x12 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 2 tbsp milk
- cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling
- 1/2 cup shredded Le Gré des Champs cheese a swiss cheese
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a sauce pan over low/medium heat, add the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and water. Stir and cook until the apples are soft and the mixture is thickened.
Once thickened, remove from heat and set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out your pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 6 even squares.
Spoon out 2 tsp of the apple mixture into the centres of the pastry squares. Then fold the dough over making them into triangles.
Press the edges of each pastry with a fork to seal them.
Brush the sealed pastries with the milk, then generously sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Then sprinkle on the shredded cheese (as shown above).
Bake them on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 12 - 15 minutes. Make sure to watch them to make sure they don't burn. The pastries should be golden brown when done.
About Canadian Le Gré des Champs Cheese:
- Type: Certified organic cheese with a mixed rind. Made with raw cows’ milk sourced from the farms’ own Swiss brown dairy cows.
- Tasting Notes: Medium, nutty aroma and a smooth, rich texture. Aged for 3 months to enhance the hazelnut flavour.
- Location: Quebec
Delicious Canadian Cheese Recipes:
- Tipsy Cheese and Cherry Crostinis
- Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam
- Baked Canadian Camembert with Rhubarb Compote
- Dessert Cheese Plate
- Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits
More Ways to Enjoy Cheese:
Visit Dairy Farmers of Canada for delicious recipes using cheese!
Have a delicious day!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada. I will be working with Dairy Farmers of Canada over the next year to bring you some delicious recipe ideas that I have created! This recipe, all pictures and words are my own. I love cheese. 😉