How To Make Easy Apple-Pear Turnovers

Apple Turnovers are the quintessential Americana dessert recipe and with good reason. My twist on this delicious dessert recipe has lower sugar, pears, and a sassy combo of spices. The winning combo of apples and pears make this recipe a true gem. This is the easiest turnover recipe that you will come back to again and again!


Well this has been the longest Monday-ist of Monday’s ever. Have you guys ever had one of those days where you go into it headstrong, motivated, and ready to start the week on the right foot and then bam some ridiculous event occurs and completely throws off your entire day and your mojo? And secondly, why is it so hard for people to do their jobs correctly?


You guys know that not only am I a food blogger, but I’m also a wedding photographer and I use Canon for all of my gear. Well long story short, a few months ago there was an accident in my photo studio during a recipe shoot and most of my workhorse gear was damaged. In photography lingo and for those that don’t know: Work-horse gear means the gear that you use constantly for all of your studio and photography work. Parts of the gear was repaired right after it happened, but because of the high cost of gear repairs (being a photographer isn’t cheap.) I had to take a few more months to pay off the remainder of the repairs.


Well, yesterday was the day to pay those off and it turned into a logistical nightmare and ending with a supervisor from Canon calling me stupid over the phone. Let’s put it this way, I did not take that insult lightly. So, for the remainder of the afternoon yesterday, I was talking back and forth with people from Canon’s repair center and getting absolutely nowhere. Since I lost half the day of work, I decided it would be best for my anxiety to walk away from the situation and trust that the Universe would get everything sorted out. And if any of you know me personally, then you know how hard it is for me to release control like that.


I sent Canon DM’s on Instagram explaining to them how I’ve been a loyal customer of theirs for years and how the men in their offices should never treat women that way. Thankfully, Canon has done everything since to make the situation right, but the entire thing should have never happened in the first place. Hopefully, I’ll have my work-horse 24-105 lens back in my hands soon and all will be well again.

A quick note on releasing control. Sometimes there is nothing you can do and you really just have to trust that it will all work out the way it’s supposed too. Trust me, my husband and I are currently doing this in another area in our lives and it’s really, really, really hard, but sometimes releasing control is the only option you have.


Let’s talk about Apple Turnovers. Remember those delicious apple turnovers you used to enjoy as a kid? Yeah me too. They were flakey, golden, warm, and super delicious. Well those apple turnovers probably weren’t the healthiest, so that’s why I’ve created a healthier version of the delicious child-hood treat.

My Apple turnovers have a twist and are made with a spicy combo of apples and pears. Have apples and pears sitting on the counter that desperately need to be used? Those bruisy fruits are perfect for this delicious dessert. Apple-Pear turnovers also make a sensational breakfast and pair well with a hot cup of coffee. My apple-pear turnovers are also made without any refined sugar. I swap in coconut sugar for the white stuff, making this a healthier option that won’t make you crash hours later.


Now, let’s talk about the spices. I’ve added in pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and cardamom to give that filling that apple pie taste but in a compact to-go turnover. These apple-pear turnovers are delicious warmed up so you can make a big batch and store the rest in the fridge or freezer. Since these apple-pear turnovers freeze well, you can prep them ahead of time, store half of them in an airtight, glass container in the freezer and re-heat them in the oven when you are ready to eat.

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Back when fast food chains used real food in their recipes, my dad and I would go to our local Jack-N-The-Box and purchase their apple turnovers. I remember those things being so good and I loved them because they looked like a crescent moon. Now, I make the homemade version because they are fun to make and way healthier. It’s funny how certain desserts bring up childhood memories.


Did you guys use to eat apple turnovers as a kid? Where was your favorite place to buy them? If you make this recipe, please share and tag me @fittyfoodlicious on Instagram in your posts using the hashtag #fittyfoodlicious. I love seeing my recipes in your kitchen!

Well guys, according to Astrology news today on IGTV, this is supposed to be the most productive week of May and one of the most productive weeks of the entire year of 2019. So let’s get to work, keep distractions at bay, and really focus on what’s important. Let’s get back to the good stuff!

All my love,



Apple And Pear Turnovers

By Genevieve Jerome | Fitty Foodlicious

Apple Turnovers are the quintessential Americana dessert recipe and with good reason. My twist on this delicious dessert recipe has lower sugar, pears, and a sassy combo of spices. The winning combo of apples and pears make this recipe a true gem. This is the easiest turnover recipe that you will come back to again and again!

Makes: 4-6 servings

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  • 1 (17.25 ounce) package of frozen puff pastry, thawed.
  • 4-honecrisp apples, cored, and sliced
  • 4-pears, cored, and sliced
  • 2-tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-cup coconut sugar
  • 1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-teaspoon cardamom
  • 1-teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2-tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 1-cup of flour for the puff pastry
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees Farenheit
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, pears, and lemon juice. The lemon juice keeps the fruit from browning.
    3. Add in the vanilla extract, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, cardamom, and pumpkin spice and combine again.
    4. Flour a cutting board or work surface and roll out the puff pastry with a rolling pin. Add more flour to the top of the puff pastry sheet and roll out again until smooth. Using a pizza or dough cutter, cut the puff pastry into 4-sections horizontally. Next, slice into 4-slices vertically. This should make rectangles.
    5. Spoon the apple-pear mixture onto the center of each rectangle. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press the edges together to seal. Using a fork to make small indentations in the crust. This step doesn’t have to be perfect. Feel free to get creative with it and make various shapes with your turnovers like I did.
    6. Pro Tip: Brush the sides and tops of the prepared turnovers with melted butter so that they brown evenly.
    7. Place the prepared turnovers on a lined baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes until the turnovers are puffy and lightly browned. Let cool and enjoy with your favorite beverage!
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