Why do they call it apple turnover?
Legend has it that in 1630 in St. Calais, in the Sarthe region of France, an epidemic had spread. The lady of the town, or the Chatelaine, in an effort to relieve their suffering, supplied the afflicted people with flour and apples. The resulting pastry was what we now know as apple turnovers.
Turnovers are made by filling pastry dough (usually puff pastry) with a sweet or savory filling, sealing the edges and baking. It becomes a portable dessert (like a hand pie), or a type of baked sandwich with a savory filling. Biting into an apple-filled pastry on the go is a real treat.
Image and Recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen