Wednesday, October 24, 2012

31 Days of Halloween: Semi-Homemade Apple Turnovers

I know this isn't exactly "Halloween" but it is fall and so I think it counts.  I love apples in the fall.  They just scream fall to me.  So I thought, why not share an apple recipe.  This is an easy recipe that calls for frozen puff pastry.  That is why it is so easy.  You could make your own, but who has time in the fall?  Not me.

Semi-Homemade Apple Turnovers

1 frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 apples, peeled and sliced thin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp water
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. sugar

Place sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in a saucepan and mix.  Add sliced apples and lemon juice and mix thoroughly.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until tender and remove from heat.  Meanwhile, pull out your puff pastry.  Spread a bit of flour on the countertop and place puff pastry on flour.  Cut pastry into 4 squares.  Beat egg and water in a bowl until well combined.  Brush onto puff pastry.  Now add apple mixture to each square.  Fold pastry squares into triangles and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Using a fork, pinch around the open edges.  Brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, mix heavy cream and sugar in a mixer until stiff peaks are formed.  Drop a tablespoon or two on your turnover to serve.

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