Homemade apple turnover with a flaky pastry crust. This will bring you right back to your childhood! Growing up, we went camping a lot, and we always made these special little fruit pies over the open fire. I wanted to recreate that childhood memory into an upscale version using the grill.

Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • Maple Grilling Plank
  • 1 lb. Puff Pastry (2 sheets thawed)
  • 1 Tbsp Flour (for dusting)
  • 1.25 lb. Granny Smith Apples (about 3 apples) peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar (lightly packed)
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 egg + Tbsp water for egg wash

Chef's Tip

To avoid the filling leaking out of the pastries, refrigerate uncovered for about 20 minutes before brushing with egg wash and grilling.


  1. Soak Maple plank in hot water for about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat or set up your grill for indirect grilling. You want temperature around 350 – 400˚ F.
  3. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and thaw according to instructions.
  4. In a medium pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add diced apples and cook stirring occasionally until softened – about 5 mins.
  5. Reduce heat to low and stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to simmer about 3 minutes until apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  6. With a rolling pin roll out sheets of thawed pastry to an 11” square. Cut into 4 equal squares, place cooled apple filling onto half of each square, leaving at least a ½” border.
  7. Beat together egg & water, brush egg wash lightly on edges of the pastry to seal. Bring the edges together and crimp tightly along the edges with a fork to seal.
  8. Transfer them to your plank, keeping them at least 1” apart. Brush the tops with egg wash and place the plank on the grill and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed up.
  9. Remove from grill, serve while warm!

Optional: Top with Ice Cream

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

Used in this recipe:

Maple Grilling Plank

Maple 5x11" Grilling Planks