apple turnover recipe

Apple and Plum Jam Turnovers

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Remember the puff pastry pizza? Well from the leftover puff pastry dough I needed something sweet after the pizza, so here came in the idea for this apple turnover recipe with plum jam injected in for some extra flavor to a classic. apple turnover recipeAs long as I can remember, I loved apple turnovers, I would buy them anytime I saw them, and now I’m wondering why I never made them at home. They are now on my list for super easy recipes to make. This was actually my first attempt and they came out amazing, not only in appearance but in taste. apple turnover recipeA few days before, I cooked some apples for an oatmeal topping and today I thought, I should try that mixture with the remaining puff pastry dough. I’ve got to say that was a good idea. What is simpler than cooking some diced apples and putting them in the middle of a square. Nothing. I left the peel on, because I like my cooked apples that way. I also added a bit of my homemade plum jam  to have a good combination of sweet apples and tart plum jam. You can add any jam, or leave them plain, I see these with a tart cherry jam as well, yum. apple turnover recipeWell maybe the hardest part in this pastry is folding over the wet edges to make a triangle…and then sealing it. Right? Hard enough, well I made mini ones so it was a bit of a challenge, but just a bit.apple turnover recipeThe pastry is cut, filled with jam and apples, edges are moistened and folded over, sealed with fingers and then a fork.apple turnover recipeFinally they are brushed with a lightly beaten egg and lightly sprinkled with some additional cinnamon and sugar. Into the oven they go…and come out soon after looking like this!apple turnover recipeAren’t they gorgeous? The best things in life are simple, like an unexpected smile, this apple turnover is just another simple happy moment in life. apple turnover recipeThey can be topped with powdered sugar or you can make a simple glaze from the juice of the apple mixture and some powdered sugar, just stir and drizzle when the turnovers are cool. There will be left over apple filling, you can spoon that on the side of the turnover along with a dollop of creme fraiche, and a hot cup of tea or coffee. apple turnover recipeThe two of us ate all of them right after taking these photos.

 

 

Apple and Plum Jam Turnovers - The Recipe
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For the filling
  1. 2 apples, cored and diced (peeling is optional)
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, more to taste and dust
  3. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons honey
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1/4 lemon, zest and juice
  8. drop of vanilla extract
For the apple turnover
  1. 1/2 puff pastry sheet, fresh or defrosted as per instructions on box
  2. apple filling
  3. 6 hearty teaspoons plum jam
  4. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  5. sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Warm butter in a small saucepan. When the butter starts to foam, add the cinnamon, sugar, honey, salt and apples. Cook until the apples are tender, stirring occasionally so that the syrup does not burn, about 10-12 minutes. Add in lemon zest, juice and a drop of vanilla extract, cook for 2 additional minutes. Add sugar to taste if you would like sweeter filling. Allow the mixture to cool, it will cool faster if you place it in a separate cool bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F degrees (200C)
  3. Unroll the puff pastry dough (remember this recipe if for half the dough). Cut the dough into 6 equal squares and spread one teaspoon of plum jam in the middle. Top the plum jam with one tablespoon of the apple mixture. Brush the edges with a bit of water. Fold in the corner to make a triangle and pinch down the edges with your fingers and then repeat with a fork to make a secure seal. Place turnovers on a line baking sheet and brush all over the top of the turnovers with the egg wash, sprinkle with some additional cinnamon and sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. The filling will be very hot, cool a few minutes before serving.
  5. To serve dust with powdered sugar, top with a bit of creme fraiche and add any remaining apple mixture on the side.
Notes
  1. Recipe makes 6 small turnovers.
  2. This recipe is for half of the puff pastry, you can double the ingredients for a whole sheet.
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