Easy Pumpkin Turnovers (in the Air Fryer!)

On busy mornings, I love making Air Fryer Bagel Boats, air fryer Pumpkin Spice French Toast and these simple turnovers. Who doesn’t love a simple and delicious quick pumpkin breakfast?

gooey pumpkin insides of a crisp pumpkin pie turnover
crisp and golden on the outside and gooey on the inside

If you’re not into baking an entire pumpkin pie, this recipe is definitely for you!

When it comes to pumpkin pie, I believe there are two camps: those who love it and those who despise it. Well, it’s fantastic! But, of course, it’s even better with a dollop of cold whip!

I don’t like wasting food, so I’m always looking for new ways to put leftover pumpkin puree to good use.

ingredients for pumpkin turnovers
simple ingredients

Ingredients for air fryer turnovers

  • Puff pastry sheet
  • pumpkin purée
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • confectioner’s sugar
  • egg (for wash)

How to make turnovers in the air fryer

  1. thaw puff pastries for 10-15 min.
  2. cut into quarters
  3. fill each pastry with pumpkin purée mixture
  4. egg wash the sides and seal with a fork
  5. egg wash the top and cut 2-3 slits + add coarse sugar crystals (optional)
  6. air fry and enjoy
side view of inside of pumpkin turnover
coat with coarse sugar, icing or whipped topping

Homemade Icing (optional)

Combine the following ingredients for yummy icing, inspired by Betty Crocker.

  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tsp milk

Substitutions

You may use any type of fruit pie filling for this recipe.

Top with coarse sugar crystals (before baking) or powdered confectioner’s sugar after cooling.

Make your own icing or use store-bought frosting (I recommend cream cheese).

Storage

Store leftover turnovers in a sealed, air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer at 325°F.

three pumpkin pie turnovers stacked on a plate
the perfect fall treat

FAQ

Can I freeze turnovers?

Place the turnovers on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid.

Then, store for up to two months in a freezer bag or an airtight container.

Turnovers can be baked immediately after being taken out of the freezer. It will take a few more minutes for them to reheat, however.

I recommend reheating at a lower temperature for a longer time at first, as to not burn the crust.

slit showing gooey insides of a pumpkin turnover

Tips for the perfect air fryer turnovers

Remove puff pastry from the freezer when ready to make.

Thaw puff pastry until it is just moveable – be careful to not over-thaw, or the pastry will fall apart. Thawing should take about 10-15 minutes or so.

Only use a tablespoon of pie filling and do not over-fill.

Add icing after the turnovers have completely cooled.

air fryer pumpkin pie turnover with bite taken out

Air Fryer Pumpkin Turnovers

These air fryer pumpkin turnovers are made with a simple puff pastry, pumpkin pie filling and spice. Slap into the air fryer for a few minutes for the yummiest autumn-inspired treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 323 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

Turnover Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp coarse sugar

Icing Ingredients (optional)

  • 1 cup 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp butter softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Thaw puff pastries for 10-15 min.
  • In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin purée, confectioner's sugar and pie spice.
  • Cut pastries into quarters and fill each pastry with a tbsp of pumpkin mix filling.
  • Egg wash the sides and seal with a fork.
  • Use egg wash to brush the top of each turnover and cut 2-3 slits in the top.
  • Top with coarse sugar (optional)
  • air fry for 5 minutes. Reduce heat if browning too fast and cook another 5 minutes. Check every 2-3 minutes.

Icing Instructions (optional)

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk. Use a spoon to make strips of icing on top of turnovers.

Notes

Recipe Tips 

  • Remove puff pastry from the freezer when ready to make.
 
  • Thaw puff pastry until it is just moveable – be careful to not over-thaw, or the pastry will fall apart. Thawing should take about 10-15 minutes or so.
 
  • Only use a tablespoon of pumpkin purée filling as to not overfill each pie.
 
  • Add icing only after the turnovers have completely cooled.
Freezing
Place the turnovers on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid. Then store for up to two months in a freezer bag or an airtight container.
Turnovers can be cooked immediately after being taken out of the freezer. It will take a few more minutes for them to bake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1turnoverCalories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 3221IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
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