I love apple turnovers. They are de-li-cious. I’ve been wanting to make them since I saw this recipe on Lawfully Wedded Wife. They seemed easy enough. They turned out pretty well. It sort of reminded me of bavlava.
Here’s the recipe..
Apple Turnovers (adapted from Lawfully Wedded Wife)
1 sheet puff pastry (store or homemade! I used store bought)
1 packet turbinado sugar
1 large apple cut into chunks
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon milk
flour for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a small saucepan, melt butter.
3. Once butter is melted add in the apples. Stir to coat the apples in the butter.
4. Add brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to coat and let cook for about 2-3 minutes.
5. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and pour into apple mixture. Stir to combine and wait until mixture thickens. It should look similar to thick gravy. Once it thickens, let it cool while you prepare the puff pastry.
6. Lightly flour a surface area and unroll puff pastry. Cut the sheet into four even squares.
7. Use the 1/4 cup to measure 1/4 of apple mixture and pour onto the squares. Each square gets 1/4 cup of apple mixture.
8. Break an egg into a small bowl and using a pastry brush, line the edges of the squares with egg mixture. Seal each square so it looks like a triangle.
9. Beat egg and add in the milk. Beat until combined.
10. Using the same pastry brush, brush the top of each square with the egg mixture to produce a nice golden brown shine.
11. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of the squares to provide a nice crunch.
12. Place squares in a baking dish or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.
13. Let cool for 15 minutes before eating. I couldn’t resist but learned the hard way. Nearly burned my tongue trying to eat a piece of apple!
That’s what the inside looks like 🙂 Enjoy em. I love the puff pastry texture. I’m thinking of making cherry tarts with them or egg tarts. We shall see what summer has in store. Finally finished my inventory for the day!