Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mini Apple Turnovers

Hi Everyone! Even though we are still experiencing a nasty heat wave with hot and humid weather here in Maryland, I'm determined to ignore it and continue on with my fall-inspired baking, hoping that fall will get the message and arrive already! Pastries are one of my absolute favorite things, whether they are fruit filled turnovers, buttery croissants or generously glazed danishes. And if you don't have the time to stop at the bakery to pick some up or just want to have some homemade ones, these Mini Apple Turnovers are a great choice! They are so easy to make because of the puff pastry shortcut and only take about 30 minutes from start to finish! You could of course make these the standard size, but these little mini turnovers are the perfect little size for a snack or little sweet treat!

MINI APPLE TURNOVERS
*Makes 9*

YOU WILL NEED:
1 sheet puff pastry
2 apples
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 egg
1 - 2 tbs granulated sugar plus extra for sprinkling
(Or use canned apple pie filling for a shortcut)

DIRECTIONS
1. First thaw out your puff pastry (you will need one sheet). Peel and core the apples, then chop them into small pieces. Add them to a small pot, then add in the water, ground cinnamon, lemon juice and sugar (adjust the sugar/lemon juice/cinnamon seasoning to your taste). Let the mixture simmer for a couple of minutes, until the apples have softened (you may need to add more water while they cook if it cooks out). Once the apples have softened and let out some liquid, add in the cornstarch and stir for a couple of seconds, until the "sauce" has thickened. Pour the mixture into a small bowl, and set aside and let cool. (If you want to skip this whole process, just use canned apple pie filling instead).

2. Preheat your oven to 400 deg F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 12x12 inch square, then cut it into 9 equal squares (4 inches in size each). Prepare your egg wash by whisking together 1 egg with 1 tbs of water. Spoon 1 tbs of your apple filling in the middle of each puff pastry square, brush the sides with some of the egg wash, fold the sides over to make a triangle and secure them using a fork. Brush the tops with more of the egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes before eating.


For more apples recipes my Apple Strudel (recipe HERE) or my Apple Cranberry Crisp (recipe HERE)
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30 comments:

  1. Oh Yummy! Sounds perfect for Fall!
    Warm Hugs,
    Jemma

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  2. I'm with you Maria, let's ignore the stupid humid weather and get on-board with fall baking. These turnovers look so goood!! They are getting on my list :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Hopefully the weather gets the hint soon ;) Thanks for stopping by today!

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  3. I too have been struggling with the heat. We have finally caught a break for just a few days so I sneaked in a little baking. I am wanting to make apple something. This looks like that something. I am pinning.

    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon
    MakeMineLemon

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you love these little turnovers! :)

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  4. These look simply smashing! I can't wait to try them. I'm popping by from Home Sweet Home. I'm loving your blog ~ I'm your latest follower. Stop by for a visit if you can.

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  5. I love how easy these look to make - they look SO yummy!! I'm pinning to try soon! Seriously hoping it cools down soon! I'm ready for fall! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

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  6. These look so tasty! And easy too - my kind of recipe :) thanks for sharing!

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  7. These look fantastic.... I love apple recipes and our tree should be producing soon!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! I wish I had an apple tree too! One day! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Maria these are so cute! I posted apple turnovers yesterday too, great minds think alike!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Ha! It must be apple turnover season :) I'll have to check yours out too!! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! :)

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  9. Yummy! I am going to try these. Thanks!

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    1. Hope you love these, Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Oh Yummy! I have all the ingredients and am making these tomorrow! My hubby will be in heaven!
    Thanks!
    ♥ Jil

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    1. I hope you love these little turnovers! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend, Jil!

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  11. Hi Maria,
    I just love your Mini Apple Turnovers they look delicious and a special treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  12. Ah, puff pastry! Don't you just love that stuff? It just makes things like this so much easier and quicker to the table. They look delicious, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Pattie! I LOVE puff pastry, it makes baking so much faster and easier, and there are so many different ways to use it! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! :)

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  13. You Mini Apple Turnovers look delicious. I have pinned them and look forward to making them. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Yum! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday!!

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  15. How funny! I was reading this to make apple turnovers from the Apples we picked yesterday from Larriland Farm in Woodbine. And I saw you live in Maryland too! :-) :-)

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  16. Can these be made the night before?

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