Around the realfoodtraveler.com offices, we’re inundated with apples. Both the Melrose and Granny Smith this year have done double (triple? quadruple?) duty and the apple bounty is overflowing. So we’re on the hunt for delicious apple recipes like this Apple Turnover, provided by our friends at WearEver. www.wearever.com
It’s an easy recipe that uses flaky Filo dough that’s available in the freezer section of grocery stores. (Follow the instructions on the package for handling the dough, including thawing instructions.)
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 4 cups water
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• 4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
• 1 tablespoon water
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 1 (17.25 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets (Filo dough), thawed
• 1 cup brown sugar, packed
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Use two large ungreased, non-stick Cookie Sheets. (WearEver recommends using their ceramic cookie sheets. We’ll be field testing this product in the near future, so watch for it. We have tested WearEver’s ceramic sauté pan and were quite impressed. Check out our review.)
2. Combine the lemon and 4 cups water in a large bowl. Place the sliced apples in the water to keep them from browning.
3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain water from apples, and place them into the hot skillet. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Pour into the skillet, and mix well. Cook for another minute, or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
4. Unfold puff pastry sheets, and repair any cracks by pressing them back together. Trim each sheet into a square. Then cut each larger square into 4 smaller squares. Spoon apples onto the center of each square. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal. Place turnovers on a baking sheet, leaving about 1-inch between them.
5. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned.
Need more apple recipes?
Try this recipe for Apple Strudel.