This other half of theme week puff pastry would be the sweet desserts. I love apple pies but sometimes I dread making them because one; the process can be a bit tedious, two; when you make apple pies, you don’t make tiny ones for yourself, you’d usually make a whole pie! But a whole big pie sounds a bit daunting at the moment so this was a real nice treat to curb that apple pie urge.
I think with this recipe, you don’t have to use just apples, you can substitute with pears, figs, melons or any rather hard-fleshed fruit.
APPLE TURNOVERS RECIPE
1 or 2 green apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
A dash of cinnamon
A dash of nutmeg
Puff Pastry squares
1 beaten egg
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
1. Toss the apples with the raisins, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
2. Flour your board and slightly stretch out the puff pastry squares a bit more. You can use a rolling pin or use your fingers.
3. Place a spoonful of the apple filling into the centre of the square, add two small dollops of butter on top. Make sure you leave some space at the edges. Brush the edges with eggwash. Take one corner and fold it over to form a triangle.
4. Use a fork to make ridges on the sides. Pierce a hole in the middle.
5. Brush the turnovers with some eggwash and bake in a 180C pre-heated oven for 30 mins or till the puff pastry has turned golden brown.
Also, to all those celebrating;