There are foods that I love, and there are those foods that I occasionally like. Apple desserts falls into the later category. It is not something that order when I am at a restaurant, but It is definitely something that I like to make.
Am I making you confused? Well, here’s the thing. I like making them, that is for sure.I love the process of making it, I love the nice texture of the apple when used for desserts, I love the way the apples look when used for desserts, but most of all, I love seeing people and friends enjoying eating it when I make apple desserts.
I like eating them myself, but it has to be according to my preference, this is why I prefer to make my own. That preference is, no apple overload. Just a small portion of apple filling, and more of the crispy puff pastry layer or buttery creamy pie crust. If it is prepared that way, then, that I LOVE.
This is how I made my apple desserts, including this Apple Turnover. This one is really good, as in good. Even my friends who doesn’t like eating apple desserts love this Apple Turnover. For me, it has to be a balance between the amount of filling and the pastry dough. But hey, if you love apple overload, then feel free to overload it. Enjoy your pie the way you love it. Let’s get started!
- Homemade Apple Filling. Click here for recipe.
- Puff Pastry (Homemade or Store-bought)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp brown sugar to sprinkle on top before baking
- Pre-heat oven to 350F.
- Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 4″x4″ squares, or any size or shape that you like.
- In a small bowl whisk together egg and 1/2 tsp water to create an egg wash. Lightly brush egg wash around the perimeter of each square on all sides, creating a border.
- Spoon 2 tbsp (more or less depending on your preference) of the Apple Filling into the center of the square. Do not include too much of the sauce. Add 1 tsp of butter for each piece.
- Fold pastry over to create a triangle, and with the tines of a fork that has been dipped in flour, press the pastry down to create a seal, on all sides.
- Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush the tops of the turnovers with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with the brown/coconut sugar. (DO NOT add too much sugar or it will cause the tops to burn. A light sprinkle is all you need).
- Place turnovers in a preheated oven. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the turnovers are golden brown and puffed up or. bake according to the package instructions.
- Top the baked turnover with remaining (if any) apple pie filling.
Makes 4 large pieces.
Try it and let me know how it goes. Feel free to share this recipe and let’s get the community baking!♥