A few years ago my family and I rented a place in the mountains for a fun fall getaway. We went apple picking and then my wife had the great idea of making apple turnovers. So as we approach fall I wanted share an apple turnover recipe that you and your family can enjoy in these autumn months. Feel free to leave your favorite fall recipe in the comment section.
Apple Turnover Recipe
Cook apple slices in a hot skillet with butter for about two minutes. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, for about two more minutes. Add a water-cornstarch mixture and continue to cook until the filling has thickened. Trim each puff pastry sheet into a square, then cut each large square into four smaller squares. Spoon the apple mixture into the center of each square. Fold the pastry diagonally, from corner to corner, over the filling. Press edges together to seal. Follow with an egg wash for extra leakage protection. Place the turnovers on a baking sheet and bake until the pastry is puffed and lightly brown. In a small bowl, mix together the glaze ingredients (confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla). Drizzle the glaze over the cooled apple turnovers.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 (17.25 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
Step 1 – Combine the lemon and 4 cups water in a large bowl. Place the sliced apples in the water to keep them from browning.
Step 2 – Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain water from apples, and place them into the hot skillet. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Pour into the skillet, and mix well. Cook for another minute, or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
Step 3 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 4 – Unfold puff pastry sheets, and repair any cracks by pressing them back together. Trim each sheet into a square. Then cut each larger square into 4 smaller squares. Spoon apples onto the center of each squares. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal. Place turnovers on a baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between them.
Step 5 – Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned. Cool completely before glazing.
Step 6 – To make the glaze, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Adjust the thickness by adding more sugar or milk if necessary. Drizzle glaze over the cooled turnovers.