Apple Turnovers

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/4 pounds tart apples, such as Empire or Granny Smith (3 apples)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces, 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine the orange zest and orange juice in a bowl. Peel, quarter, and core the apples and then cut them in 3/4-inch dice. Immediately toss the apples with the zest and juice to prevent them from turning brown. Add the cherries, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Flour a board and lightly roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12 by 12-inch square. Cut each sheet into 4 smaller squares and keep chilled until ready to use.

Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place about 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, make 2 small slits, and bake for 20 minutes, until browned and puffed. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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These were fairly easy to make. I was worried that I had too much liquid in the apple and cherry mixture, but it turned out okay! My turnovers could have been a little sweeter, but everyone loved them. My mother-in-law even took some home with her. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is not home made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I don't use the cherries though because I don't like cherries, but it still tastes yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy. Left out cherries and added a lot more cinnamon and a little more sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the turnovers! Easy to make, I will make them again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave this 5 stars because Ina usually makes wonderful things, but I changed it so much that it's almost a different recipe. It's strawberry time here, so I used them and also a layer of mascarpone for the filling, hoping to approximate strawberries and cream; they were delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a wonderful treat. It's hard to believe that something that easy and humble looking can come out of the oven so crispy, golden, and delicious. I easily halved the recipe the first time through, and am glad I did -- because I can't wait to use the other half of the puff pastry to make another batch for company. My only change would be to use sparkling sugar on the tops for a bit of posh. Thanks Ina. This is a definite keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the turnovers! Will make them again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This recipe is amazing. I would def recommend adding extra sugar to the apple mixture because it is a little bland for my taste. Yum!! Will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, please. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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