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
- Preheat your oven to 190 or Gas mark 5 and grease two baking trays.
- On a floured surface or pastry board, roll out your pastry to 5mm thickness and cut into 15cm squares and place onto baking paper.
- 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.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes until the apples begin to soften.
- Remove from heat and mash and add in the remaining sugar.
- Pop back onto the heat, bring to the boil and stir for 5-8 minutes until space thickens.
- 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.
- Fold the pastry over the create a triangular pouch and seal the edges using a fork.
- Score a small steam hole on the top of each, brush with milk and sprinkle some granulated sugar on top.
- 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!
- Place in the oven for around 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
- 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!