July 5th is National Apple Turnover Day!
Do any of you like the apple pies that you can buy at McDonald’s?
What if I told you, that you can make them yourself?
And guess what?
They taste better!
And they are cheaper!
And they taste better (oh sorry- I said that already!)
AND…they go really well with homemade cinnamon with candied pecan ice cream (I did this- though you would never know by the lack of pictures, because I was too busy eating it!)!!
Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 15-17 minutes
2 large golden delicious apples, peeled and finely diced
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons sugar + additional for sprinkling on top
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farms)
egg wash (1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water)
In a small bowl, combine the apples, cinnamon, salt, flour, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Mix well, then set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly flour a flat surface. Unfold the sheet of puff pastry and using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough. Cut the dough, lengthwise into 3 pieces, and then make 1 cut widthwise- so that you end up with 6 rectangles. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the apple filling into the center of each piece of dough. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash. Take the top edge of the dough and fold it down to the bottom edge. Press on the 3 edges to seal. Using a pancake turner, move the pastry to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat until all 6 pastries are on the cookie sheet. With a fork, crimp the 2 sides and bottom of the pastries. Using a sharp knife, make 2 slits on the top of each turnover. Brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until the dough is cooked and the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Note: 2 pieces of advise…1. finely chop your apples. See mine in the pictures- too big. Go smaller! 2. Don’t skimp on the filling. I did (hangs head). My diced apples were too big, so I didn’t use as much filling as I should have. I made an update in the directions, so that you should be using more filling than I did.
Made with love, not calories!