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apple turnovers

a recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Packed with deliciousness, these are easy to make and a great dessert or snack to get your little ones involved.

serves 8 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple turnovers

  • 3 lg
    granny smith apples (substitute honeycrisp or golden delicious), peeled, cored and chopped into 1/3-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan pink salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 sheet
    puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1
    egg wash (1 free-run egg mixed with 1 tbsp. milk)
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tbsp
    heavy cream, or as needed

How To Make apple turnovers

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, prep the apples and toss the pieces with lemon juice; set aside.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; whisk to combine and set aside.
  • 3
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter and when it starts sizzling, add apple pieces. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4
    Add the brown sugar mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and cook for 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and let it cool for 15 minutes. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Preheat oven to 400ºF and line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  • 7
    Roll out each thawed puff pastry sheet into a 10-inch square and then slice each sheet into 4 equal squares.
  • 8
    In a small bowl, mix egg and 1 tbsp. milk; whisk until mixed.
  • 9
    Spoon 2 tbsp. of filling in the center of each square and brush 2 edges with egg wash.
  • 10
    Fold one point of the pastry to the opposite side, forming a triangle.
  • 11
    Press edges together to tighten them up and finish it by using tines of a fork to create small indented lines along the edges.
  • 12
    Transfer to prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash; make a few slits.
  • 13
    Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden and puffed.
  • 14
    Remove from the heat and cool for 15 minutes before glazing or sprinkling with granulated sugar.
  • 15
    To make the glaze; In a small bowl, add confectioners’ sugar and slowly pour in heavy cream and mix until the consistency is smooth.
  • 16
    Drizzle over the turnovers.
  • 17
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