Tasty Thursday – apple turnovers

Dad and I were inspired by Bake Off last week and decided to have a go at making some apple turnovers/apple puffs. We did cheat a little by buying some pre made puff pastry but…it’s easier and if you can, why wouldn’t you?!

You will need: (makes 8)

  • 500g puff pastry – we used Jus Roll
  • 5 large Bramley apples
  • 85g caster sugar
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 or Gas mark 5 and grease two baking trays.
  2. On a floured surface or pastry board, roll out your pastry to 5mm thickness and cut into 15cm squares and place onto baking paper.
  3. Peel, core and finely chop your apples and add into a saucepan over a medium heat along with half your caster sugar and all the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes until the apples begin to soften.
  5. Remove from heat and mash and add in the remaining sugar.
  6. Pop back onto the heat, bring to the boil and stir for 5-8 minutes until space thickens.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly on one half of  the squares, leaving a gap around the edge for folding. We found we did have some apple left over.
  8. Fold the pastry over the create a triangular pouch and seal the edges using a fork.
  9. Score a small steam hole on the top of each, brush with milk and sprinkle some granulated sugar on top.
  10. Place onto baking trays. We found this bit tricky as the pastry was now soggy so we kept them on their baking paper rather than trying to move them!
  11. Place in the oven for around 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  12. Serve hot or cold.

 

 

We found it relatively easy to do although there was some leakage but they tasted really good! Let me know or send photos if you have a go!

 

Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine!

#hairlesshannah

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4 thoughts on “Tasty Thursday – apple turnovers

  1. Lorraine says:

    They look good enough to eat!! I tried getting cooking apples yesterday but neither Asda or Waitrose had them! I like simply stewing them (no sugar even needed) and adding to my porridge…yumm! 😋

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