Apple turnovers are a delicious and traditional dessert, known for being a flaky pastry with a filling that tastes much like apple pie. People in areas all over the world love these turnovers but many people believe that they are too difficult to make from scratch. Contrary to popular belief, this is entirely untrue. Making and baking apple turnovers can be a lot of fun and is not such a difficult process at all. And, to make it even better, you can freeze any extras for another time if you want to. All you need is a few different ingredients and a little bit of your time and you can have these deliciously baked apple turnovers that are ready to serve to all of your family and friends.
Apple Turnover Ingredients
• 4 cups of water
• 3 large Granny Smith apples
• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
• 1/8 cup butter
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar
• 1 pack of pastry sheets
• 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Directions for Preparing Apple Turnovers
The first thing you will need to do is add the lemon juice and the 4 cups of water together in a large mixing bowl. After you have done this, you will need to peel, core, and slice the Granny Smith apples and then place them in the water with the lemon juice. By doing this, you are preventing the apples from turning brown because once they hit the air, they start discoloring. As the apples sit in the lemon water, you will take the butter and melt it in a large sauce pan. You can melt the butter on low-medium heat.
Once the butter in the skillet is completely melted, take a strainer and drain out the apple from the lemon water and then place them into the skillet with the melted butter. Use a wooden spoon to gently stir the apples in the skillet for a few minutes. After about 2 minutes, you can add in the brown sugar and the cinnamon, allowing the ingredients to simmer and mix together for about another 2 minutes. After 2 minutes have passed, you can add the cornstarch to help thicken up the sauce. Once the sauce is thicker, you can remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool a bit.
While the mixture is cooling, you can place the oven on 400 degree F and allow the oven to get hot. While the oven is heating up, you can open up the pastry sheets and start setting them out. You can cut them into small squares. Take a spoon to get the apple mixture out of the skillet and place a spoonful on the top of each puff pastry square. After you add the apples, fold the pastry over by its corners so that it goes from a square shape to a triangle shape. Press gently on the edges to seal the apples together.
Get a baking pan out and place a baking sheet on top of the pan. Place the turnovers on the sheet, separating each individual turnover by about one inch. Place the pan into the oven and allow the turnovers to bake for about 25 minutes. You can check on them and when you see that they have a golden brown color and are puffed up, they are basically ready. You can remove the turnovers from the oven and allow them to sit out so that they can cool down because the insides of the pastry will be extremely hot. Once they have cooled down for a little while, the turnovers will be ready to serve. They make the perfect addition as a dessert to just about any meal.