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Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry

For this dessert I am not going to say much. I don't need to, the flavour will say it all. My picture is so horrible, I have been putting it off for so long posting because I am insanely embarassed of it. It's not only the lighting in this picture, but the actual pastry itself. I only took a picture of this one pastry, and it was the first one I made. I overstuffed it, and it looked horrible. The other three were perfect triangles, with the perfect amount of egg wash on it, cooked to a really nice brown. Since they were so amazing, we didn't think to take pictures before we ate it. I will be making this in the future, especially come the summer when vanilla ice cream will be in the fridge and apples will be insanely cheap. Until then, I will deal with my embarassement and post the hideous hideous picture. Believe me though, this is for sure one of the best desserts I have EVER eaten.

Ingredients:
  • 2 apples (preferably granny smith, gravenstein, or another firm variety),
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 package frozen puff pastry thawed according to package directions
  • Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream
Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl toss together the apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter until well combined. Place the apple mixture in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking until apples are soft and mixture has reduced to a jam-like consistency, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

When the apple mixture has cooled, whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl to make an egg wash.

Spread the sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Dust the pastry lightly with flour and, using a rolling pin, roll the pastry into a 12-inch square. Using a sharp paring knife, trim the edges and cut the dough into four equal squares. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of each square lightly with the egg wash.

Spoon one quarter of the apple mixture in the middle of each square, and fold the dough in half to form a triangle. Seal the edges by pressing them together with the tines of a fork. Transfer to the baking sheet. Poke a few holes in the top of each turnover with the tip of a paring knife.
Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to firm slightly. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F.

Remove the turnovers from the refrigerator, and remove the plastic wrap. Brush the top of each turnover with the egg wash.

Bake until golden brown and flaky, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

Enjoy! :)

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