Photo: Gentyl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
8 servings (serving size: 1 turnover)

Jonagold apples bring some tartness to the lightly sweet squash-based filling. You can also use other good baking apples like Honeycrisp or Rome. Serve as a side dish or appetizer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté for 3 minutes. Add squash; sauté for 5 minutes. Add apple; cook 6 minutes or until squash and apple are tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Gently stir in cheese and thyme.

Step 3

Separate dough into 8 pieces. Roll each portion into a 5-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Combine mustard and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl. Lightly brush top sides of dough circles with mustard mixture. Spoon about 2 tablespoons squash mixture onto half of each circle, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Fold dough over filling; press edges together with a fork to seal. Brush milk over dough. Place turnovers 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 19 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

Pretty good

October 12, 2017
I tried the recipe as is and they turned out well.  If I make these again I'll use less thyme.  It was too overpowering in my opinion.  I also suggest dicing the apple slightly smaller than the squash.  I diced them both the same size and the squash overcooked while I waited for the apples to soften.

GeniMT's Review

September 25, 2012

Otterstamp's Review

October 20, 2010
I had no problem rolling the store bought dough and it stretched easily over the filling. However, I wasn't too keen on the goat cheese. I would love to see more savory turnovers with different flavor combinations excluding the goat cheese. Everyone in my house was a little puzzled by its use here, even the goat cheese lover. Still, pretty good recipe...

KaylaD's Review

October 17, 2010
This was a little disappointing, for as long as it took to prepare. Peeling and dicing raw, hard squash is pretty labor-intensive. I used Rhodes frozen dinner rolls, let them thaw/rise 2 hours, then rolled out to circles. The filling was a little bland, I used wishbone spray honey mustard dressing and probably should have used a bit more. With a little practice, they might look nice enough for company, but just not that satisfying...

allyjax13's Review

September 29, 2012

Angellove83's Review

September 27, 2010
I 100% agree with the other reviewer...the dough that is suggested to use is horrible! How you take a long skinny piece of dough and form it into a 5 inch circle I do not understand. I did enjoy the filling...I would put more of the honeycrisp apple in it because of the sweetness, but I will make my own dough instead of what was suggested.

katyabramson's Review

September 27, 2010
nice flavors. but rolling store bought dinner roll dough is an absolute impossibility. i problem solved by creating a "sandwich." perforated triangle dough + filling + perforated triangle dough + seal + bake + eat. it was good. made a nice appetizer. will make again.

CityBaker's Review

November 27, 2010
Tried this recipe on a whim and was delighted with the results, perfect autumn side dish!

Knickers's Review

October 10, 2013

Mooniemare's Review

November 15, 2010
For all you people who got turned off by the dough, you just got the incorrect type. I was standing in the aisle at the grocery store, and I took a chance on some pre-made pie crust, and they came out fantastic. I love this recipe!! I did make one small change in that I chose an herbed goat cheese, but I actually think it added to the overall dish.