For many people Fall is the season of the Pumpkin, but in my household we prefer Apples. I have been craving apple turnovers lately, so I decided to whip some up ... this is a very quick and easy recipe, with just a few ingredients most people have in their cabinets.
- 4 Gala Apples (Granny Smith works too)
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 pkg frozen Puff Pastry thawed
- Flower for dusting
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 Degrees
First Peel, Core, and Chop Apples.
Place applies in a bowl of water with the Lemon Juice to keep from browning.
Next in either a large pot or a large skillet (skillet is prefferable, I just don't have one big enough so I use a pot) melt the butter over a medium heat. Remove apples from water and add to the hot buttery pot/skillet.
Stir together for about 3 minutes, coating the apples in the butter.
Then add Cinnamon and Brown Sugar, stir well for 5 minutes.
Once sugar is nicely melted and apples are well coated, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water to the mix to thicken. Add more corn starch if needed.
Remove from heat to allow to cool a bit.
Meanwhile the puff pastry sheets should be thawed.
Unwrap and spread your first pastry sheet onto flower dusted cutting surface.
Then cut into 4 smaller squares. I use a pizza cutter.
Add a scoop of apple mixture to the center of each square.
Fold the pastry dough into triangles, it should be stretchy but you may need to repair tears.
I like to use a fork to smoosh edges together.
Coat cookie sheet with non stick baking spray or very light butter.
Then, using a spatula, carefully place turnovers onto the sheet.
You should have 8 total.
Place in oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden.
When done remove from oven and allow to cool completely ...
They smell soooo apple-cinnamonie good!
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
Mix together ... add more milk if needed and drizzle over pastry - a delicious extra treat!
*Be sure the pastry is completely cool before adding icing or you have a huge melty mess!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe ... they are very quick and easy to throw together. I made these in about an hour while the baby slept nearby in his swing. I do cheat by using the store bought pastry sheets, but they still taste delicious!
Left over apple mixture would go great on a bowl of vanilla ice cream! ;)