Going Apple Picking? Baked Apple Turnover Recipe to the Rescue
My sweet tooth has been taken over by the fall season, apples mainly being the primary culprit for the taste bud takeover. I have heard that apple picking is a nice family outing this time of year. I have never, ever seen an apple orchard and we didn’t visit any growing up. I am sure that the outing is a nice way to spend time with the family. An experience we will put on the family outing ‘to-do’ list. However, I get a sense that I’d have to look up a whole hecka of a lot of apple recipes before I went or else I’d find myself in the middle of a bunch of rotten apples. In the meantime I am going apple picking at the grocery store. I am in the mood for apple turnovers. This will serve as our Sunday dinner dessert. My alternative to apple pie, though hands down making the apple pie would’ve been easier. The kiddos kept asking me if these were going to be like the ones they get at a certain fast food restaurant. Yes and no I told them. These are better! 🙂
Enjoy and have a fantabulous weekend with the family!
Crust (dough recipe yields 4 turnovers. I needed 8 so I made 2 batches) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold butter, divided 1/4 cup ice water 1 egg, beaten
Apple filling (for 8 turnovers) 4 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into small chunks 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg 3 teaspoon lemon juice ¼ cup water 1-2 teaspoons cornstarch
Icing ¼ cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly.
Gradually add water, knead with hands until a ball forms. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at the very least 15 minutes. 1 hour would be nice.
Now it’s time to start making your filling. Peel and slice apples. Make sure to cut out the core.
In a small saucepan, melt butter, add apples and then add sugars.
Add spices and lemon juice.
Mix together cornstarch and water and then add to filling mixture. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring often. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
Now back to the dough.... Once chilled take out of refrigerator and on a floured surface cut ball of dough into fourths.
Add more flour and roll each fourth into a 6-8 inch round circle. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling on half of each circle. Fold dough over filling.
Cut off excess edges, if necessary, and then fold edges toward the inside of the turnover. Press edges with a fork to seal (I used my fingers..). [Note: If a little of the filling oozes out, no worries just keep it moving.]
Cut or poke three small slits in the top of each turnover. Sprinkle with sugar (optional). Place tray in refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Bake at 450° for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
You can drizzle a little of the glaze over them too!
Have a Fantabulous Weekend with the Family!