Flaky Phyllo Apple Turnovers with Cream Cheese Glaze
These super easy phyllo dough turnovers are great when you’re craving sweet pastries for breakfast in a fraction of the time. Give them a quick cream cheese glaze and brunch is ready to serve!
Serves: 8Prep: 25 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 4 cups Granny Smith apples, diced and peeled
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 12 phyllo dough sheets
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet to a medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter. When butter has melted, add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook apples, stirring frequently until soft and caramelized, about 4-7 minutes. Set aside.
- Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Cut phyllo sheets in half lengthwise.
- Take one sheet of dough and brush melted butter on top using a pastry brush. Cover with another phyllo sheet, brush with butter. Cover with one more sheet of phyllo and brush with butter. Place 2 tablespoons of apple filling on the left corner of the phyllo. Fold into a triangle. Keep folding the dough over itself to form a triangle until you get to the end of the sheets. Place seam-side down on greased baking sheet. Repeat until you've made eight turnovers.
- Brush tops of turnovers with remaining melted butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- While the turnovers are baking, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon milk and vanilla. Slowly whisk in powdered sugar, whisking in between each addition until smooth. If glaze is too thick for your liking, add a touch more milk.
- Transfer glaze to a resealable plastic baggie and cut the corner off. Pipe glaze onto turnovers.