Monday, January 26, 2009

Apple Turnovers

It is another cold day on Beaty's Creek. My MIL is making dinner tonight but I still want to cook. I am making dessert, Apple Turnovers that is. I love the way the puff pastry flakes as you bite into it and the way the apples and cinnamony syrup runs out. STOP!!! Will not eat them before dinner, will not eat them before dinner. I must keep saying this or they will be gone with a pot of strong coffee. Now let me tell you before I had 3 children I ALWAYS made my puff pastry and loved doing it, maybe loved is a little strong but I did like making it. Now I use the frozen puff pastry and think it tastes really good. So go ahead and give yourself a break and use frozen pastry with this recipe.

1 package frozen puff pastry dough-thawed for 20 minutes on the counter
5 yellow delicious apples-peeled and diced
1 stick butter
1 cup white sugar
1 T cinnamon

Melt butter in skillet and add diced apples, sugar and cinnamon. Cook until apples are fork tender, this takes about 20 minutes over medium heat. Cool apples completely. When apples are cool unfold puff pastry and cut into quarters. Fill each quarter with 1/8 cup of apple filling, fold over and seal with water. Water will seal the pastry and keep filling inside. Cook in a 400' oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. I baked mine on parchment paper to be safe. I hate cleaning up pie filling. As long as you seal the turnover they should not leak too bad.