Recipe by PaulaG
Delicious and super easy baked turnovers topped with a delicious maple glaze. These are great served warm with ice cream or cold they make a great lunchbox treat. This was developed for RSC #10 and has been modified based on input Nimz. I did use 1 granny smith and 1 red cooking apple; however, I think that any combination of firm apples would work well. These make 4 very large turnovers which can serve 8 if divided in half and topped with ice cream. Hope you enjoy!
Top Review by weekend cooker
GREAT TURNOVERS!!! I used apple pie spice, and cornstarch. The glaze on these were absolutely fantastic !! Made these for some company, and along with the 4 of us, there were 6 happy people. (came up with 6). Thanks forn posting. Made for Recipe Swap 42 ..
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup apple juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon arrowroot or 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 1⁄2 medium apples, cored, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1⁄2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 0.5 (17 1/3 ounce) box puff pastry, 1 sheet
- 1 egg white
- 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt the butter in a medium skillet, add brown sugar and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Add apples, apple juice and raisins, cook over medium heat until apples are softened but still slightly crisp.
- Mix the arrowroot starch or cornstarch with a small amount of water add to the cooked apples, stir in chopped pecans and cinnamon.
- Continue to cook until mixture is thickened and most of liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat, place in a small bowl and place in refrigerator and allow to cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour before filling pastry.
- Meanwhile, lay the sheet of pastry out on counter and allow to thaw for 40 minutes.
- On a lightly floured board, lightly roll out sheet of puff pastry into a square, cut in fourths; beat the egg white with 1 tablespoon water, set aside.
- Divide the cooled apple mixture evenly among the 4 squares of pastry, leaving the edges free for crimping.
- Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg white and gently fold the pastry over the apples forming a triangle; with the floured tines of a fork, thoroughly crimp and seal the edges together.
- Place on a ungreased cookie sheet, with a sharp knife, make 2 to 3 small slits in top of turnovers to allow steam to escape.
- Place in 375 degree preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned and puffed.
- Mix together the powdered sugar, maple syrup and vanilla; immediately upon removing the turnovers from the oven, brush the tops with the glaze.
- If not serving immediately, transfer the turnovers to a cooling rack and allow to cool before wrapping for storage.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.