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Instant Pot Apple Turnovers

Want a quick alternative to apple pie that is equally delicious? These turnovers have a filling that comes together in ZERO minutes in the Instant Pot! Great for an impressive Thanksgiving dessert (or any other time of year!) 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Defrosting Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving
Servings: 8 Turnovers


  • Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker
  • Large baking sheet


  • 4 medium apples, honeycrisp preferred sliced thin (approx. 8-10 slices per apple)
  • 230 grams water
  • 170 grams white cane sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry defrosted for 30 minutes


  • While the puff pastry is defrosting, prepare your turnover filling. Combine apples, water, sugar, apple pie spice, and salt in the interior pot of an electric pressure cooker and stir to combine.
  • Set the pressure cooker to cook for ZERO minutes at high pressure, making sure the valve is set to 'sealing.' When the pot comes to pressure, do a quick pressure release.
  • After the filling has had a couple of minutes to cool, remove ½ cup of the filling liquid and transfer to a separate bowl. Mix the cornstarch into this reserved liquid and when it is fully combined, put the liquid back into the instant pot, stirring all of the filling until this thicker liquid is fully combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Cut the puff pastry into four squares per sheet (you will have 8 squares altogether) and lay them on a parchment (or silicone) lined baking sheet.
  • Place a dollop of filling in each square, slightly off-center. This will allow you to fold the pastry over the filling and not have it leak out the edges too much.
  • Wet the edges of the puff pastry with either water or nondairy milk and then fold the puff pastry over on the diagonal, using a fork to crimp the edges of the turnovers.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the puff pastry becomes golden brown.
  • Serve warm!