Hemetschwenger - Apple Turnovers (Mennonite)

READY IN: 1hr 55mins


  • 1
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 2 12
    cups flour
  • 2
    large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chop into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2 -3
    teaspoons cinnamon (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix the whipping cream and butter together until well blended.
  • Add the flour. Mix until the dough comes together and can me formed into a ball. Dough should not be too sticky, If it is, add more flour as you mix, 1 teaspoon or a good pinch at a time. DO NOT OVER MIX!
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each half into flat ovals. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Lightly flour your rolling surface and rolling pin.
  • Roll each half into a 12x12 square. A lightly dusting of flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut into 9 squares. Each square will be 4x4.
  • Place each square on a cookie sheet. Add a spoonful of apples, Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Pick up all 4 corners and bring to the center and twist to form a knot.
  • NOTE: ***Freeze at this point and bake later. DO NOT THAW first before baking.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. They will brown slightly on the bottom. Filling will be bubbly and apples tender. * Baking time may need to be adjusted if baking from frozen state.
  • Remove from cookie sheet promptly and roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Serve warm or set aside to cool. Best flavor when serve warm.
  • A small scoop of vanilla ice cream would put this over the top!