Day 4 in my week of apple recipes...
I love apple turnovers with their flaky, buttery crusts & soft apple center. Using puff pastry sheets from the store & applesauce makes this version come together so quickly, they make for an easy weeknight treat. I'm embarrassed to say we both ate two of these last night they were so good. Use a thick chunky applesauce for the best results, our homemade sauce from earlier this week worked perfectly.
One sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed
4 heaping T of applesauce
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.
On a lightly floured surface lay out the puff pastry sheet. Roll it out until it is 10" x 10" (the sheets I buy where already that size). Cut the square into four 5-inch squares. Place a heaping tablespoon of applesauce in the middle of each square.
Brush a little beaten egg on the edged of the squares. Fold the squares over to form a triangle. Pinch the edges together & fold them over just a little bit to keep the applesauce in. Place the turnovers on your prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little beaten egg. Sprinkle with sugar. Using a sharp knife cut slits into the top of each turnover. Place the turnovers in the fridge for a few minutes to firm them up.
Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the heat down to 350 F & bake another 10 - 15 minutes until the turnovers are golden brown.
Allow to cool before serving. These are good warm & at room temperature.
Makes 4 turnovers
Day 1 - Apple Waffles
Day 2 - Ginger Peach Applesauce
Day 3 - Baked Apples