Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Apple Turnovers


It was a blustery cold and snowy day and I had been wanting to make Apple Turnovers for my hubby. He is not much of a sweet eating guy, but he does love apple turnovers and strudels.

I like to add Craisins and a bit of Ginger, I think it really perks up the flavor! I had only 1 puff pastry sheet, so if you have two, double this.

2 tablespoons orange juice
2 small peeled, cored and diced apples, I used Granny Smith (as soon as you are done dicing mix them in a bowl with the lemon juice)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons dried cherries or craisins
3 tablespoons sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on top (I used the Splenda Sugar Blend which equates to about 2 tablespoons. I did use real sugar to sprinkle on the top
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground Ginger
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Add the orange juice to the bowl with the apples and lemon juice. Add the cherries/craisins, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
Flour a board and lightly roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12 by 12-inch square. Cut each sheet into 4 smaller squares.

Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place about 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork.

Transfer to a non stick sheet pan. Brush the top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, make 2 small slits, and bake for 20 minutes, until browned and puffed. Serve warm or at room temperature.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks and sounds great, especially with ice cream!

Pam said...

Mmm. This is a perfect dessert. Love the addition of craisins.

NuKiwi said...

Perfect treat for a cold day, eh? Personally, I'd probably swap the ice cream for whipped though...just cuz I think of the frozen stuff as more summery. (FYI though - people here will go for ice cream cones and sundaes even in the middle of winter!!! Crazy Kiwis!

Heather said...

ohh! if the hubby ever turns these down, just send them my way!

i tagged you on my blog. you're it! tell martha anne her blog admirer says hi!!

Amy said...

That's one good looking turnover. Yum!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your turnovers looks wonderful. I think the craisins would be fantastic.

MaryBeth said...

I love ice-cream with the turn over and I can eat ice-cream any time of the year. You have a sample of this for me right?

Jan said...

These look and sound scrummy, Cheryl. I'm sure the addition of ginger gives these quite a lift.

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