Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Apple Turnover Day!

     So I know that sometimes I am known for being aware of obscure food holidays, but I still have to wish you and yours a very happy "National Apple Turnover Day."  I personally am a huge fan of turnovers, and I love anything with apples, so its a win win for me.

     These particular turnovers I think are best warm from the oven, and I think they are great for this time of year, they always say as "American as apple pie", I think turnovers should be included, and since we all seem to be on the go, its perfect, just grab the turnover and go.

     Or there is always the ever favorite way of having a warm turnover and a scoop of ice cream, try this recipe, it is a cinch to make.  This is a also a recipe that freezes very well, so you can definitely make this ahead and be ready for holidays or company etc.

Apple Cranberry Turnovers


1 large apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch diced ( I use red delicious)
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons apple jelly, warmed
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 frozen puff pastry sheet (from a 17 1/4-ounce package), thawed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
2 tablespoons sugar
Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Butter a large baking sheet.
Stir together apple, cranberries, jelly, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 12- by 9-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 roughly 4-inch squares. Divide apple mixture among squares, leaving a 1-inch border, and lightly brush egg on border. Dot filling with butter. Fold each pastry into a triangle, enclosing filling, and crimp edges with a fork. Cut 2 small steam vents in top of each turnover. Brush tops lightly with more egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake on baking sheet until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes.

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