Apple & date turnover

Apple & date turnover

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus 10 mins freezing


Serves 4 - 6
Warm apple turnover smothered in hot custard is sure to see away the winter blues

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal467
  • fat26g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 375g pack all-butter puff pastry
  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2 pitted dates, finely chopped



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 25g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten, for brushing



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • icing, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven. Lightly flour a work surface and roll the pastry out to a 25 x 30cm rectangle. Mix the apples with the dates, 1 tbsp flour, the sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Spoon over one half of the pastry, leaving a border around the edge. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little of the egg, then fold the other half over the top, pressing the edges together to seal well. Slash the top with a knife and brush with the remaining egg.

  2. Place in the freezer for 10 mins to firm up the pastry, then carefully lift onto the hot baking sheet and bake for 20 mins. Drizzle with icing, if you like, and serve with custard or ice cream.

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9th Mar, 2013
6 medjool dates for me and swapped cinnamon for mixed spice. Crimped the pastry edges with a fork, egg wash on top + generous sprinkle of demerara sugar - like a proper turnover. No icing... didn't really think it needed it. Mine served 8... between 4 it would have been massive portion. Served up with clotted cream ice cream or thick cream. Perfect. It would work nicely with all sorts of fillings, I'm going to try apple and frozen blackberries next.
18th Jan, 2013
Very easy to make and very good! I used 8 dates instead of 2, I guess 2 wouldn't really have made a difference in terms of taste.
6th Jan, 2013
yummy! and so easy to make, great way to use up some apples from the garden
6th Oct, 2012
Want to try this, don`t make many sweet things, but not sure about adding dry flour to the mix would make?
Frantic Flapjack
6th Oct, 2012
Hello Durdit. It would re-heat very well. Store in the fridge after you have made it and re-heat in a hot oven. Don't ice beforehand though as the sugar would melt when you re-heat it!
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6th Oct, 2012
Would you be able to make this the day before and then reheat in the oven before your ready to eat?
29th Nov, 2011
I thought this was great but next time I might try it filled with mincemeat!
8th Oct, 2011
Real easy and so yummy, i changed the cinnamon with 1 tsp of ground ginger which gives it a nice flavour.
20th Sep, 2011
Love it, love it, love it!! So simple and smells so festive when putting it together. Although I used a handful of raisins instead of dates.
17th Mar, 2011
Quick and tasty recipe, make sure that you add a bit of water to the mixture and par cook the mixture before it goes into the oven, otherwise the apples will be under cooked


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