Apple Turnovers
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 apples, peeled, cut into ¼ inch dice
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. To a mixing bowl, add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and cornstarch, and give a good mix.
  2. To a large baking sheet, add a sheet of parchment paper and lightly brush with some of the butter.
  3. Add the diced apples to the sugar mixture, and stir to coat. Add in the lemon juice, and stir again.
  4. Heat the apple mixture on medium heat for about 5 minutes, then set aside and let cool.
  5. During this time, lightly flour your pastry surface.
  6. Unfold one sheet of the puff pastry onto the surface. Dust the top with a bit of flour, then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough so that it is about 12 inches long and wide.
  7. Cut the dough into four squares.
  8. Using the egg wash, brush the edges of the dough.
  9. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Add about ¼ cup of the cooled apple mixture into the center of each square.
  11. Fold over the dough to match each corner, then use a fork and gently push down onto the edges to seal each turnover. Use a strong spatula to move each sealed turnover onto the baking sheet. Use a sharp knife and add two small slits onto the top of each turnover so that it release the steam while baking.
  12. Repeat with remaining squares, and remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  13. Once all of the turnovers are on the baking sheet, brush with the remaining egg mixture, the pour over any remaining sauce from the apple mixture.
  14. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Once cooked, remove the turnovers from the oven and set aside to let cool, about 10 minutes or so.
  16. When my daughter came home, and my wife for that matter, they were not only surprised by the awesome smell inside of the house (you can't beat that apple, cinnamon smell), but their eyes lit up, and they both immediately asked 'what are those!?'.
  17. After I asked them to take one (I'm not a big fan of eating dessert before dinner), they were both blown away. They almost remind you of those warm apple pies you used to eat as a kid when you went to McDonalds, but much, much better. The exterior is nice and sticky from the sauce being cooked on top (I could just eat that alone), and then you get this warm, flaky crust that you can just peel apart the layers. The warm, and gooey interior is nothing short of comforting. The clove really makes the apple mixture pop and makes you wanting more.
  18. These were a perfect dessert and a perfect snack for the family over the course of a couple of days. I hope you enjoy.
Recipe by Simple Comfort Food at http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2013/10/05/apple-turnovers/