Sunday, September 28, 2014

Classic Apple Turnovers

I know I've been slacking on my blog but we have had some company visiting! My mom and sister were here and we made it to 3rd Street Apples Orchard/Pumpkin Patch last weekend! It was super cute and the boys loved being able to pick their own apples and select a few pumpkins. Nana even pushed them in a wagon! To celebrate our new collection of apples, I made some wonderful apple turnovers! They were fairly easy to make with ingredients I already had - except frozen pastry puff. So, I ran out and got some and we all enjoyed what the boys called, "small apple pies."

Classic Apple Turnovers

- 4 medium sized apples, cored and diced
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- pinch of salt
- 1 x 17.5 package frozen pastry puff thawed

Cream Cheese Icing

- 6 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
- 3 tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup warm milk

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. On a floured surface, roll your pastry puff out to 12"x12" square. Cut each sheet into 4 equal sized squares (8 total).
3. Combine your apples with lemon juice in a bowl. Add sugars, nutmeg, cinnamon, cornstarch, and salt and mix together.
4. Brush the edges of your pastry square with an egg wash or milk and place 1/3 cup of your apple mixture in the center. Fold the dough over diagonally and press together, making a triangle.
5. Transfer to your cookie sheet. Repeat for the remaining pastry puff squares.
6. Brush the tops of the turnovers with egg wash or milk and make a slit at the top of each turnover with a knife.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
8. For icing, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until smooth. Drizzle on top of the turnovers. Serve warm.

 Bag of freshly picked apples!

 Coring and dicing my apples (some of mine were very small)

 Apple mixture

 1/3 cup of apple mixture in the pastry puff

 Apple turnovers ready to go in the oven

Apple Turnover with Icing

 Apple Picking with my mom and sister

 Me and the boys

My sister, Rachael


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