Apples and Honey Turnovers

Apples and Honey Turnovers

Apples and Honey Turnovers

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, here is an extremely easy dessert that you can serve at your festive meal or for any holiday. The basic holiday ingredients are covered: apples and honey, so you know you will have a sweet New Year if you make these! They are pareve (neutral) so they can be served with all your festive meat dishes. Chag Sameach (Happy New Year)!


1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ cup sugar

6 apples (Fuji, Gala or your favorite), peeled, cored and cut into 1” cubes

1 Tbls. honey

½ tsp. orange zest

½ cup orange juice

1 ½ Tbls. lemon juice

½ cup water

½ package puff pastry, defrosted at room temperature

Egg wash (1 egg beaten with a little water)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F. Place cinnamon and sugar in medium sized pan; dissolve over medium high heat; add remaining ingredients except pastry and egg wash. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium high and cook for 15 minutes until apples are semi-soft. Cool. Drain apples, reserving liquid for later.
  2. On a floured board, place puff pastry and add a tablespoon of flour on top, spreading gently with hands; roll out dough on floured surface until it is 1/8” Cut into 3 X 3” squares, placing 1 Tbls. of apple mixture in center of each square. Fold over corners to form a triangle; pinch all sides together; (for added adhesion, press down all edges with tines of a fork) lay on parchment lined baking sheet and brush lightly with egg wash. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

Tip: Reserved liquid can be combined with any leftover apples and mashed for a nice, chunky applesauce. If you like if less chunky, just put it into the food processor for a few seconds and you have a delicious homemade applesauce!

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