Copycat Arby’s Apple Turnovers

Serves/Makes: 8

Ready In: 30-60 minutes

1 package puff pastry sheets (thawed if frozen)
4 large apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Peel, core then slice the apples.

Over low heat,
in a medium saucepan, cook the apples with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir often, until apples are tender.
Once tender, refrigerate until cool.

Preheat oven to 400.
Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll each sheet into a 12-inch square then cut into four 6-inch squares.
Place 1/4 cup of the apple mixture in the center of each square.
Brush the edges with water, then fold to form triangles. Be sure to seal the edges firmly with a fork.
Place on baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes or until golden.
Cool on wire rack.

Serving Suggestion: In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon water. With a spoon, drizzle over the turnover, allow it to set before serving.

14 thoughts on “Copycat Arby’s Apple Turnovers

  1. These are also good with a handful of raisins or dried cranberries or craisins or chopped prunes or chopped walnuts; and you can substitute pears or do half pears and half apples; and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if you don’t want to use icing. I have also made these leaving out the cinnamon and they were still good. You can also add a bit of nutmeg. But they are really easy to make and so enjoyable!

  2. Suasn Stanfield says:

    Reguarding leaving out the cinnamon, why? Cinnamon has shown to have great health benefits and should be used whenever possible in your foods. I cannot wait to try this as I love Arby’s turnovers. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I have a few family members that cannot eat the cinnamon so I have had to make many baked items without adding cinnamon. Personally – I love cinnamon – but I am not cooking for just myself. Many times I make it both ways – then everyone can enjoy it!

  4. Arlene Martinez says:

    made these and they were absolutely mouth watering. Have never tryed these turnovers at Applebees but these reminded my of the premade Pepperidge Farm turnovers you find in the fozen section. Followed the recipe to the letter and they were delicious.

  5. User in Ohio says:

    I worked at Arby’s YEARS ago. The icing doesn’t use water =). We used liquid coffee creamer (half and half). Hope that makes your turn-overs taste better!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Dear Kitchen Witch: What about subbing Mace or Cake Flavoring(from Penzeys). I use them both many times when I don’t feel like using cinnamon and never have had a complaint. Just a suggestion.

  7. Michele says:

    i currently am employeed at arbys and have been for 6 years…i would just like to say that if you’re gonna “copy” the turnover, make sure that as part of the recipe you include raisins

    and random comment on the icing…i find that when at home i make my own icing put a little bit of butter in the icing…makes it REALLY good

  8. Tam says:

    you dont have to make these yourselves, Arby’s turnovers are Peppridge Farms… you can find them in your grocery store 😉 Jus a tidbit from an “insider”

  9. Joan Middaugh says:

    Those were so good my family can’t eat enough of them. Had to make them 3 times this week. Used real apples just like it said. My iceing was powder and water. Real good and didn’t change anything in the receipe except used delicous apples. Going to make more today. Love the sheets of petridge farm. Will try to make a pie today out of the sheets.

    Thank you so much

  10. Cezanne says:

    I was dying for a Pepperidge Farm blueberry turnover after buying 12 pounds of fresh blueberries at our local farmer’s market, just par cooked the blueberries w/sugar and a bit of lemon juice, and the turnovers were even BETTER than Pepperidge Farms’!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! We now have 3 dozen blueberry turnovers in the freezer, and with my 2 teenage boys and their multitude of friends), I will be lucky if they last 2 weeks!

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