Barefoot Bloggers Bonus – Apple Turnovers

by Jessica on September 18, 2008

Such a simple little recipe! In less than an hour, I had fresh, warm apple turnovers for tonight’s dessert! The only thing I think I’d change would be a little less orange juice/zest. It overpowered the apple taste in the filling quite a bit. Otherwise, these were really tasty! I can already see tomorrow’s breakfast! ­čÖé

Featured as this week’s Barefoot Bloggers recipe, and chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry, here’s the Apple Turnover…

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers
Source: Ina Garten

1 tsp grated orange zest
3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1-1/4 lbs tart apples, such as Empire or Granny Smith (3 apples)
3 tbsp dried cherries (omitted)
3 tbsp sugar, plus extra to sprinkle on top
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch kosher salt
1 package (17.3 ounces, 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water, for egg wash

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the orange zest and orange juice in a bowl. Peel, quarter, and core the apples and then cut them in 3/4-inch dice. Immediately toss the apples with the zest and juice to prevent them from turning brown. Add the cherries, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Flour a board and lightly roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12 by 12-inch square. Cut each sheet into 4 smaller squares and keep chilled until ready to use.

Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place about 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Brush the top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, make 2 small slits, and bake for 20 minutes, until browned and puffed. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzie September 18, 2008 at 12:39 am

Breakfast? Now there’s a great idea for the leftovers! I love how you have folded the corners on your turnovers – they look really cute.

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2 Tami September 18, 2008 at 3:19 am

I agree…your corners are really cute ­čÖé Delicious looking turnovers!

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3 heather b September 18, 2008 at 8:04 am

I just ate one for breakfast. Very good! Great job. Your look very tasty!

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4 Jodie September 18, 2008 at 9:18 am

I LOVED how simple it was. Yours look great!

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5 Cathy September 18, 2008 at 10:44 am

I loved these too, and yours look wonderful!

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6 The Cat's Pajamas September 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Yours look so yummy. I like the little upturn on the edges.

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7 Anne September 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Your turnovers look perfect- I love the little turned up corners. Great job!

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8 Amy (Sing for your supper) September 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Mmm, yum! I love any kind of fruit turnover!!

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9 debinhawaii September 18, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Your turnovers turned out looking great! Love the pictures and how each of the corners turn up so cute.

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10 Brenda September 18, 2008 at 8:10 pm

They look great! Isn’t amazing how simple Ina’s recipes are and how elegant they look?

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