Air Fryer Apple Turnover
Air Fryer Apple Turnover is easy and fun to make in just half the time than normal ones. It’s a whole apple dipped in spiced-up brown sugar, filled with shaved almonds and covered with pie dough.
Apple season is at its peak! Time to find lovely recipes to use them! This Air Fryer Apple Turnover is easy and breezy to make in the Air Fryer, plus it’s spiced with flagrant cinnamon and nutmeg to keep it autumnal. A simple pie dough replaces the usual flaky dough for a less caloric version. This is a recipe the kids can jump in to help make, and it is easy to decorate as an apple form to make it extra irresistible.
I picked up the idea while visiting a good friend in Morge, Switzerland. He brought me to this bakery, which would do these only once a week, and I couldn’t believe it! It is so simple and delicious, yet you must be far away from home to stumble upon this idea!
The Air Fryer
Air Fryers are mini induction ovens that are usually more energy-efficient than big ovens. Except if I do significant quantities, I would use the standard oven, but the Air Fryer is faster, easier, and cheaper. For these Apple Turnovers to be made in the traditional oven, it would probably take double the time. A great invention, those Air Fryers!
The Apple Choice
Some apples, like the Red Delicious or Gala, don’t hold well in the heat, but all the others would be fine. The firmest is the green Granny Smith, but its problem is that it’s too acidic. So more sugar would be necessary if you choose to use them. Everything in between is excellent; the apple choice is up to you.
The Filling and Spices
I’ve used the good old brown sugar for this Air Fryer Apple turnover because I love its caramel aroma, but simple white sugar could do, too. I used what I had on hand for the spices, which was the popular cinnamon powder and nutmeg. But you could use a pumpkin spice mix, allspice, cardamom, ginger, whatever you prefer. As for the filling, you could substitute almonds for peanuts, confetti, chocolate, caramel, or even cheese! Again, you are the chef here!
To make the turnover in the shape of an apple, you get a refrigerated round pie dough from the supermarket, cut it into a smaller square around your apple and fold it a corner at a time. Turn the apple over, cut some decorative leaves and stick them to the top. I recommend using your hands to move the freshly covered apples, not to break them up. I also recommend waiting 5-10 minutes until the apples cool down before adding them to the dough; otherwise, the dough might melt and break while you cover them.
Can I freeze my Air Fryer Apple Turnover?
Yes, but wait until they are completely cool before freezing for up to a month.
Can I leave my turnover at room temperature?
Yes, but no more than a day or two, then in the fridge.
Other Apple Recipes
- Air Fryer
- 3 apples
- 3 refrigerated round pie dough (brise) already made or 200g per apple
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 30 g butter
- 40 ml olive oil
- 20 g shaved almond
- 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Empty the interior of the apples and peel it.
- Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and cover the apple with it (interior too).
- Fill the apple with shaved almonds.
- Cook in the Air fryer at 200°C (400F°) for 15 minutes.
- Once the apples cooked, let them cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Mix the olive oil with the leftover of sugar mix, stir.
- Unfold the pie dough and add some sugar mix in the center of the dough, then the apple.
- Cut the dough into a smaller square and fold over the apple gently.
- Turn it over gently.
- Cut leaves shapes in the dough leftovers and stick two on top of each apple.
- Spray with Oil.
- Cook in the Air Fryer at 200°C (400F°) for 10-12 minutes.