Paleo Apple Turnover


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This sweet paleo apple turnover is everything that you’d expect a turnover to be. The pastry-like crust is flaky and crispy. Break through the golden crust to find a warm cinnamon apple filling.

This perfectly portable dessert will have you dancing around your kitchen – holding an apple turnover in each hand while alternating bites between the two little pies. Yup, this happened!

The BEST part about this apple turnover is that it’s so easy to make. If you can make my 3-ingredient paleo naan, then you’ll have no problem making this. I really should change the name of that recipe to “amazingly awesome 3-ingredient multi-purpose bread,” but I kinda like the name “paleo naan.”

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Making this recipe is sort of like making my paleo samosas or my paleo empanadas – but there are some differences. These turnovers are twice as big as the empanadas – this recipe will make three decently-sized apple turnovers.

You can use any fruit filling you’d like – but apple turnovers were always a favorite of mine as a kid. The apple filling is easy to make – just combine apples, coconut sugar, water, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a saucepan and cook for 10 minutes.

To make the crust, combine almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut milk and salt in a bowl and then pour half a cup of the pancake-like batter onto a pan over medium heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the bottom firms up. Gently place the flatbread onto a baking sheet – cooked side facing up.

Cut the edges to form a square shape (eat the edges, because you know you want to). Spoon some of the apple filling onto the crust and fold the dough over – sealing with a bit of egg wash.

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I recently made a mini-fruit pie video that you can watch to help you make this turnover. The only difference is that the mini-pies are not in a triangular shape – but hopefully, the video will give you an idea of what to do.

I hope you love these!

Paleo Apple Turnover

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Paleo Apple Turnover

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  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Let simmer for 10 minutes then set aside and let it cool while you make the crust.


  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut milk to form a batter.
  • Ladle ½ cup of batter onto a frying pan on medium heat and cook the flat bread on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until the bottom firms up, then remove and place on a baking sheet - with the cooked side facing upward.
  • Cut off edges of the flatbread to form a square shape.
  • Spoon apple mixture onto bread, seal with egg wash and pinch the dough closed.
  • Brush egg wash on top and repeat.
  • Place baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until crispy outside.


You’ll have plenty of apple filling left over so you can definitely double the crust recipe if you want.


Serving: 3apple turnovers
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  1. Sondry L Behn says

    5 stars
    I came a cross your website on the Paleohack website. I am glad I did. I made these last night, they were very good. My mom used to make fried apple pies, and I was trying to come up with a way to make them paleo. This is so simple to make. Thank you.

  2. Tea and Becky says

    5 stars
    Just made this and it is so good! I want to make again but with a yummy sugar glaze on the top. The hubs loves it too! Thanks!

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