Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy Apple Turnovers

Fall is my favorite season.
I love the cooler days, the turning leaves,
apple and pumpkin picking and baking.
I know, it's still summer, but once the calendar turns to September-
I'm ready for a change.
So, this morning I woke to rain and thought it was cooler out.
"That's it, I'm going to bake something today."
Well, it turned out today was 85 and humid,
but the air was on, so I stuck with my plan.
There were apples on the cupboard and pastry dough in the freezer,
so how about a few apple turnovers.
(Like I need a turnover-ok, I went to the gym this morning)

I've never made turnovers before, but figured they'd be easy-they were.
I found a recipe and made some changes,
cut down the sugar & butter, added cranberries and flour. Too much sugar knocks me out,
so when I can, I cut it down. Typically, I don't eat a lot of sweets-don't get me wrong-
I do love them.

Apple Turnovers

4 Macintosh apples-peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries (chopped)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour (mix into brown sugar)
2 sheets puff pastry-I used Pepperidge Farms
1 egg white whisked with 1 tablespoon water
Sugar (to sprinkle)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt butter in pan, add apples, cranberries, brown sugar, flour and stir over medium heat. 
Cook about 10 minutes (stir consistently), when apples soften, take off heat and let cool down.
Cut 2 pastry sheets into 8 squares. Place on baking sheet, add a few spoons of apple mixture.
Fold on an angle to form a triangle, press edges with a fork. 
Brush each turnover with the water and egg white, sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for approx. 30 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.



My Little Home and Garden said...

It was warm here today as well, but I found myself shuffling things around and lighting an autumn-type candle. The turnovers looks great and the house must have had a wonderful aroma.

Winnie said...

These look soooooooooooo delicious!:)
I've never made apple-turnovers, but now I certainly want too
Thanks for sharing the recipe

Claudia said...

They look delicious, Lynn! What's with this weather?It looks cool outside but it's humid! I think I am slowly becoming ready for fall.


bj said...

I love fruit hand pies and these look delicious.
It's still really hot in West Texas and I am no where near ready for fall.
Over from Rattlebridge....:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn,love this...wonder if I can use my most plentiful pears.

I'm new follower!
Over from Foodie Friday!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It is definitely fall here today. These look delicious and I should do some baking. But I don't bake much anymore.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your turnovers remind me of ones my mother made...I loved them! I can't wait to try your recipe with puff pastry. Thanks.

Miz Helen said...

Your presentation is beautiful as always! I just love Apple Turnovers and would really love one of these right now, they look delicious. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jann Olson said...

Hi Lynn, I always get in the mood to bake when Fall arrives. Yes, sometimes still fel like summer, but the mornings definately have that Fall feeling. Your turnovers look so yummy. Wish I had one righ now. lol! So happy to have you share them with Share Your Cup.

Tanya@takesix said...

Ohhhh yummy! A great recipe for this time of year!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Lynn,
just popping back by to let you know that I will be featuring your turnovers with my Fall features later today.

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my, they look delicious! I'm gearing up for apple season and this will be a perfect way to start.