What do I do on a cold, snowy day? Make Apple Turnovers of course! This recipe makes a fantastic flaky crust and served warm...no words!!!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, divided
1/4 cup ice water
I used my own canned Apple pie filling or you can use the following ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 medium tart apples. Peeled and thinly sliced
1 tsp lemon juice
2 TBS beaten egg
1 1/2 tsp water
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp water
If you have never made crust from scratch, don't be intimated. It's really not as difficult as it seems. This post is a little picture heavy to try to give you a better idea of what the process entails to make these turnovers.
In a small bowl, combine flour and salt, cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly. (To cut in the butter, you can use a pastry blender or two butter knives.)
Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12 x 6 inch rectangle. (I like to roll the dough between two pieces of waxed paper. I use less flour that way and it's less of a mess.)
Cut remaining 1/4 cup butter into thin slices. Starting at a short side of dough, arrange half of the butter slices over two-thirds of rectangle to within 1/2 inch of edges. Fold unbuttered third of dough over middle third. Fold remaining third over the middle, forming a 6 x 4 inch rectangle. Roll dough into a 12 x 6 inch rectangle.
Repeat steps of butter layering and dough folding, ending with a 6 x 4 inch rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and roll into a 12 x 6 inch rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and then widthwise. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
While the dough is chilling you can make your pie filling. (I don't have pictures of the process because I had already had it canned in my pantry.) Follow the directions below:
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice; toss to coat. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring often. Remove from heat.
Now to create your turnovers!!!
In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into a 12 inch square. Cut into four squares. Brush each square with 1/2 of the egg mixture. Spoon about 1/4 cup filling on half of each square.
Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture. With a sharp knife, cut three small slits in the top of each turnover.
Place in a preheated 450 degree oven for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over turnovers. Serve warm.
Recipe from www.tasteofhome.com.