Hi, Everybody! I hope it's been a good week for you all so far! I have a great recipe to share with you today! One of my absolute favorite things to get at a bakery are apple turnovers. I love the flaky pastry and the sweet apple flavor inside, and so I thought I would make some at home! They are so quick and easy to make (thanks to store-bought puff pastry!) and are just as good as if they came from your favorite bakery! From beginning to end, these Apple Turnovers only take about thirty to forty minutes to make! I hope you give them a try, because they are delicious! Here is what you'll need and how you can make them...
YOU WILL NEED:
1 sheet puff pastry
2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced into small chunks
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
1/2 tbs all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting your rolling surface)
2 tsp water
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 - 2 1/2 tsp water
1. First, prepare your puff pastry (it will need to be thawed according to the directions on the package). Next, peel, core and dice your apples into small chunks. Place them into a small saucepan and add ground cinnamon, lemon juice and sugar and stir well. Cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes stirring occasionally, until the apples have softened a little bit (prick them with a fork to see if they have softened). They will release a little bit of their natural juice. Once they have softened a little bit, add the flour and stir well, then cook for a minute or two, to cook out the flour taste. Pour the softened apples onto a plate and let cool.
2. Next, on a floured surface roll out your puff pastry into a 12x12 inch square. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the big square into four smaller squares. Preheat your oven to 400 deg F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the apples into four portions and place a portion onto each of the puff pastry squares. Brush the edges of the squares with a little bit of water to make sure they stick together well. Fold the squares over diagonally and press down well (this is where the water helps, it makes the pastry stick together!) and then press down the edges using a fork.
3. Make your egg wash by whisking together an egg and 2 tsp of water, then brush the tops of turnovers with it, and sprinkle with some sugar to make them glisten! Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the tops are golden brown, then place on a cooling rack.
4. Once they have cooled, make your glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and water until smooth (you can add a dash of vanilla extract if you like) and glaze the turnovers in a zigzag pattern. So easy and so good!
Happy Baking, Everyone!
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