In keeping with my apple theme here is a fresh new recipe right out of the oven. Enjoy!
To start you will need to make the Easy Pie Crust. Click the link for the recipe. When I made the crust for the apple turnovers, I sprinkled a little cinnamon and sugar into the flour before I started cutting the shortening into the flour. Try it! I promise it is delicious!
Chill the pie crust for 30 minutes.
3 Large Apples (Jonagold)
15 Tbsp Apple Juice
½ Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
¼ Tsp Nutmeg
½ Tsp Lemon Juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel, core, and dice apples.
Add apple juice to pot. Add apples, lemon juice, and vanilla.
Cook on low to medium heat until apples are tender & break apart when stirred, about 15-20 minutes. Mash the apples when done. I leave some chunks.
Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Mix well.
Add sugar mixture to apple mixture. Stir and cook until a gooey mixture forms.
Set to side to cool.
Roll dough on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. With a large cookie cutter or a container cut the dough into circles. I don’t have a large cutter cookie, but the Tupperware container I used was between 4-5 inches in diameter. The Tupperware did the job and did it well!
Fill each pastry circle with 1 tablespoon apple filling. Wet the edges of the pastry with water. Fold over and pinch the sides together with a fork around the edges.
Place on cookie sheet and I suggest greasing the cookie sheet. Brush the apple turnovers with an egg wash.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until tops are a golden brown and bottoms are lightly browned.
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar. Let cool 10 – 15 minutes.
If you prefer a glaze instead of sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar, you can prepare the glaze below while the turnovers are cooling.
Apple Turnover Glaze
1 Tbsp Butter
¼ Cup Milk
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Confectioner Sugar
Melt butter over low to medium heat. Add milk and vanilla extract. Stir in sugar until glaze thickens just a little. Drizzle the glaze over the apple turnovers.
If you glaze the turnovers they are perfect by themselves. If you sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar, you can serve them with ice cream.
As we say in the south this will make you want to slap yo’ mama it’s so good!
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If you’re looking for a quick filling for these turnovers and you made my apple butter you can use that in place of the pie filling.
Enjoy, until next time!
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