Sunday, February 22, 2009
Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry
I have a friend who has a big apple tree and
she always bring me tons of apples. Some dishes
or desserts i try with these apples are apple
pickle,apple cake,apple pie and apple turnover.
I got this recipe from the Big oven.com and it
is been my favourite for quiet some time. I
change few things in the recipe.
2 apples [preferably granny smith]
Dash of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 package frozen puff pastry thawed according
to package directions
White sparkling sugar-optional
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl toss together the apples, lemon
juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt,
cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter until well
combined. Place the apple mixture in medium
saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring
occasionally. Continue cooking until apples are
soft and mixture has reduced to a jam-like
consistency, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from
heat and let cool to room temperature.
Spread the sheet of puff pastry on a lightly
floured surface. Dust the pastry lightly with
flour and, using a rolling pin, roll the pastry
into a 12-inch square. Using a sharp paring
knife, trim the edges and cut the dough into 4
Spoon one quarter of the apple mixture in the
middle of each square,
and fold the dough in
half to form a triangle. Seal the edges by
pressing them together with the tines of a fork.
Transfer to the baking sheet. Poke a few
holes in the top of each turnover with the tip
of a paring knife.
Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and
refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to firm
slightly. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F.
Remove the turnovers from the refrigerator, and
remove the plastic wrap. Brush the top of each
turnover with milk and sprinkle with white
Bake until golden brown and flaky, about
15minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool
slightly. Serve warm.