Monday, May 19, 2008

Mini Apple Turnovers

If you like apple pie then you should like this turnovers. Apple turnovers are awesome pastries perfect for breakfast, tea time, a snack with a cup of coffee or dessert. They are extremely simple to prepare and very yummy. Here is an easy, but tasty recipe.

Ingredients :

Shortcrust or puff pastry - store bought

Filling :

3 big apple
4 tbsp of brown sugar
a handful of raisins
3 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
1 tbsp of butter

Egg Wash

1 egg + 2 tbsp of milk - beaten

1) Combined all the filling ingredients except cinnamon in a pan and cook until the apple tender and the filling almost dry. Add in cinnamon and set it aside to cool down.
2) On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry dough thinly and cut into round shape with cookie cutter.
3) Spoon the cooled apple filling onto the pastry and ightly moisten the edges of the rounds with water and fold the dough over the filling to form semicircular
turnovers. Press down on the edges to seal.
4)Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Brush turnovers with egg wash and bake for 20 min or until golden brown. Let cool on rack.

14 comments:

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
the close up picture make me drools. It's mouth watering and thanks for sharing it with us. :) The shortcrust or puff pastry; is there any brand that you recommend?

Beachlover said...

I never try to make apple pie b4.I guess I'm not a fan of apple pie fan..hehehe..maybe I can replace pineapple with apple.Gert isn't the pie crust flaky?.

...for who made the stars said...

Yum! I might try these but maybe cut down on a bit of sugar and add a little jam centre if i can seal them up nicely =)

Cat Cat said...

Great looking apple turnover, Gert... I wonder if we can put blueberry fillings instead of apple...

Dhanggit said...

i love apple pie and apple turnovers...with a cup of coffee or a hot tea its perfect!!

tigerfish said...

WhoaAAA...look at that apple essence flowing out!

natalie said...

ohhh yum! my sister was just telling me i need to make some apple turnovers! i may just have to try this recipe out!

I Cook4Fun said...

Yatie, the brand of pastry I used is either Pillsbury or Wegmans store brand. You can use any brand.

Lesley, this is shortcrust pastry like the one you used for your pie. You can make coconut pie, peach pie or even mango pie.

Stars, happy baking :)

Cat, you can put any filling in it. Just remember don't over fill it with the filling.

dhanggit, good to see you again :) Hope you are feeling better.

Tigerfish, :) :)

Natalie, happy baking.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Have yet to make this but sure looks easy and yummy!

Emily said...

This has nothing to do with your food, except that it sure looks delicious.
I was in Chinatown last weekend for a haircut and found one opened by our fellow citizen. It's called Lai's Beauty Salon, 139 N. 9th St. Philly, PA 19107. She was glad to meet me and hope to meet more M'sians. I'm new here and do not know any M'sians at all, except those I see in Banana Leaf R'rant (but our conversations go as far as what I'd like to eat). But I kinda 'know' you through your blog. So I figure if I spread to words out to you and maybe you to others, we can support our people?
Last but not least, keep up your great cooking!

Emily

I Cook4Fun said...

Emily, thanks for your comment. I will sure look for this lady if I nned a hair cut in Chinatown. By the way we do have a group of Malaysian here in Philly/Delaware where we meet up once or twice a year. There will be a gathering next weekend and if you are interested in meeting some of them do e.mail me and I will give you the details. My e.mail is at my profile. Take care.

I Cook4Fun said...

Ching, make this when you come home :)

S for Kitchen Confit said...

These look delicious! They might be good to try for my next brunch.

Stephyshoes said...

These look fantastic! What's the yield on them? It looks like nine from the picture but I wanted to check!

I think i'm going to make tiny ones for a reception - more like finger food...would you be able to tell me the approximate size of the turnovers when they're cut into circles so I can adjust the baking time accordingly?

Thank you!!