Saturday, February 28, 2009

Apple Turnover

For those of you waiting for this, I apologize I am a day late. I was racking my brain for what yummy treat to make and realized I had a couple of apples in my fridge just taking up space so I decided to make something like an apple pie. I have decided that making an apple pie probably would have been easier. It's a hard recipe for kids to help with but Hannah was an excellent apple scooper. It was yummy and a fun way to have individual apple pie treats. The recipe below should make about 6. Feel free to add or decrease as desired. When I bake with apples I really like Granny Smith one but just make sure it's a baking apple.

Apple Turnovers

Makes 6

Pie Filling

3 cups sliced baking apples (about 2 large apples)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Slice the apples thinly and uniformly. The smaller the chunks the better for these turnovers. Stir in the other ingredients and set aside.

Pie crust (you can make your favorite recipe for a double pastry crust)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
8 to 10 tbsp cold water
cinnamon and sugar

Stir flour and salt together. Cut in shortening until the mixture has pea sized chunks.
Add water a little at a time until crust is moistened. Divide into six equal portions. On a lightly floured surface roll into 6 inch circles. Spoon 1/2 cup apple pie mixture to one side, leaving about 1 inch clearance for sealing. Fold over top half of crust. Pull bottom crust over top and seal with a fork. Place on two foil-lined baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until crust is a golden brown. Enjoy warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cold all by itself.


SJ said...

We got to be the happy recipients of a couple of said turnovers. Yum!

The Blair Family said...

Sounds yummy Heather.
Your kids are so cute and getting so big.
Hope life is great.

Kae Lynn

Emily said...

Yummy. I wish you could bring some over to me...wishful thinking. Miss you Heather!