Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apple Turnovers!

I've always wanted to make Apple Turnovers, or "turnover" anything, and I never have....until last week.  And wow how easy, and oh so pretty were they!  I just used my "Pie Crust", which is the easiest to work with, you will never have a problem with it falling apart.  I didn't follow a recipe, I just used my imagination, and they came out beautiful, and were so delicious!  I can't wait to make a "meat turnover" filled with my Sloppy Joe Recipe, or something like that.  Give it a try, you will love them! 

Apple Turnovers

1 Recipe of my Pie Crust Recipe or go ahead if you HAVE to and buy the stuff from the grocery store :)
4 Apples peeled, cored, and cut up into little piece (you are making little apple turnovers, not an apple pie so no slices or big chunks please)
1/2 cup crasins
3 TBS Sugar
1 TBS cornstarch
2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg with 1 tsp water for egg wash
 water for sealing

Combined the apple pieces with the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon, mix well.

Now the Pie Crust, take the round of pie crust and cut it into 8 even pieces.  Take one piece and roll it out into a small round, but not too thick, then take like a cereal bowl or a tart cutter, and put it on the pastry and with a knife cut out the perfect circle.
Roll out dough and cut a circle out with whatever you have! easy!

Take about 2 TBS of the apple mixture, and put it on one side of the circle of pie crust, with your finger, put some water on the edges of the circle, this is like the glue! 
Fill them up!
Fold it over to make a half circle, sealing the edges, and then using a floured fork seal the edges of the turnover.....
Seal the edges with a fork!
Pick it up carefully, and put them on a parchment lined (better than foil for this recipe, but you could use foil too) cookie sheet.  Chill in the frig for 10 minutes, then brush the turnover with the egg wash, and then cut 1 slash on the top of the turnover for an air pocket.  Sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar then bake in a 350 oven until gold brown.

HINT - I don't usually use the leftover dough, it doesn't roll out right, so when you're done rolling one Apple Turnover out, put the leftover dough to the side.  Now you'll have a bunch of pieces of the leftover dough, simply put them on lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake at 375 for about 20 will have the perfect snack!  YUMMO


cathycrafter said...

I make my savory turnovers with leftover pot roast and veggies. You need to either use dry roast and veggies or a VERY thick gravy to keep them from getting too messy though.

Liz said...

Thanks for the tip cathycrafter, I think I'll make them this weekend, and let you know how they turn out :)