“This apple turnover is rocking my world.”
Such is the text that I received from David at 10:30 PM the day I made these. He was working a string of night shifts in the ICU, and I happen to finish making these right before he left, so he snagged one to take with him. I always like to hear that my cooking is taking the sting out of a bad night at work.
I have always loved apple turnovers, and the freezer-case ready-made puff pastry makes them so fast and easy to do. Just roll out a sheet of dough, chop up some apples, dust with a little flour, sugar and spices, fold over the dough and bake- twenty five minutes later you have a light and flaky pastry filled with spiced tender apples. It’s an ambiguous dish that works either for breakfast, snacks, or dessert – and as far as I’m concerned, those are the best kind.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 3 small apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 T flour
- 2 T sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 3 T coarse granulated raw sugar (optional)
- Preheat an oven to 375F.
- On a floured surface, lay out the puff pastry and cut into four quarters (square shaped).
- In a small bowl, toss together the apples, flour, sugar and spices.
- In another small bowl, beat the egg. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg over the surface of the dough.
- Divide the apples among the pastry squares. Fold the dough over so you’re left with a triangle shape. Press all the edges together, removing apples if they are too full to close.
- Brush egg over the top of the turnover and sprinkle with raw sugar, if desired.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until puffed and golden.