Recipe by Manami
My mother always served her apple pies with cheddar cheese or with whipped cream and caramel sauce. When I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit Magazine, October 2009 edition recipe by Dorie Greenspan - I decided to try these and they were absolutely scrumptious! ;) Golden Delicious apples hold their shape even when baked at a hot temperature and wrapped in puff pastry. Their honeyed flavor adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance these slightly savory turnovers. We are making these for the first night of Rosh Hashonah - we are having a diverse crowd so it should prove interesting.:) UPDATE: 09/27/2009 - Please read Scoutie's review. ;)
Top Review by Scoutie
VERY tasty!! Like a reviewer on the Bon Appetit site, when I made them a second time I cut each sheet into thirds to make nine triangle turnovers per sheet and like the size of these much better. Thanks for posting, Manami.
- 2 medium golden delicious apples, peeled, halved, cored, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 1⁄2 cups coarsely grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (loosely packed)
- 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts or 1⁄4 cup almonds
- 1⁄4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1 pinch salt
- 17 1⁄3 ounces frozen puff pastry, thawed (2 sheets - 1 pkg)
- 1 large egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water to blend (for glaze)
Directions See How It's Made
- Toss first 6 ingredients in medium bowl to blend; cover & chill. (Can be made 2 hours ahead).
- Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 400°F.
- Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
- Roll out 1 puff pastry sheet on lightly floured surface to 11-inch square.
- Using 5- to 5 1/2-inch plate or bowl as template, cut out 4 rounds from pastry.
- Transfer pastry rounds to 1 baking sheet, spacing apart.
- Repeat with second pastry sheet, placing rounds on second baking sheet.
- Spoon filling onto half of each pastry round, dividing all of filling among rounds.
- Brush edges of pastry lightly with some of egg glaze.
- Fold plain pastry half over filling; press on edges to seal and enclose filling completely, then press tines of fork along pastry edge to create tight seal.
- Using tip of small sharp knife, cut two 1/2-inch-long slits in top of crust on each turnover.
- Brush tops with egg glaze, then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake turnovers until crusts are puffed and golden and juices are bubbling through slits in crusts, about 25 minutes.
- Carefully run metal spatula under turnovers to loosen and transfer to racks to cool slightly.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.