Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Turnovers

I always forget how easy turnovers can be, and therefore forget to make them.

Actually, that may be fortuitous, at least for my butt.


But something reminded me a few days ago, and of course, that meant I had to make them again. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a turnover here on Doughmesstic before, though even if I have, it’s been an awfully long time. So I wanted to do it right.

And by right, I meant droolworthy.


Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Turnovers are all that and more. Sweet, sugary apples paired with robust pumpkin, stuffed in flaky layers of puff pastry. A nice sweet glaze tops it all off, and you are well on your way to the perfect fall confection heaven in no time.

You can thank me later.


Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Turnovers

Rating: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8


1 Package Pepperidge Farm Puff Party, thawed
2 Apples, chopped (I used Macintosh)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 375.
Prepare Baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Set aside.
In saucepan, combine butter and sugar over medium heat. When liquid, add apples and spices. As apples become tender, add pumpkin, vanilla and salt. Cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares, for a total of 8. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Add equal amounts of the filling into the center of each square. Fold opposing corners of the squares together, making triangular pockets. Seal with a small amount of water along the edges, then press with the tines of a fork.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden.
To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar and milk until a smooth consistency. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over warm turnovers. Serve and enjoy!

Raisins or dried cherries would make great additions to these turnovers, as would coconut. Oooh, or walnuts. Or pecans. Make them your own! Just whatever you do, make them!

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