Pillsbury apple turnovers can easily be made by a home chef in about 80 minutes, if using fresh apples. The recipe directions from Pillsburybaking.com are straightforward and can be made simpler by replacing the apple cooking process with canned pie filling.
The preparation time is cut down with the use of pre-made Pillsbury’s pie crusts as the pastry base for the turnovers. Use a bowl 5 inches in diameter as a cutting guide to form those circles. The triangular shape is achieved as the circled dough is folded over the apple filling.
For even cooking time and to ensure the crust remains crisp, chill the fruit filling prior to placing tablespoon-sized drops on each circle of dough.