The best apple turnover you will ever have. Made with a buttery, flaky puff pastry shell that's filled a sweet, tart apple & cinnamon filling and glazed with a cream cheese icing.
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medium-sized cooking apples of choice
peeled, cored, and diced
butter - melted
light brown sugar
package frozen puff pastry
For the Cream Cheese icing:
softened cream cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Combine the lemon juice and diced apples in a bowl to prevent them from turning brown. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and melted butter. Mix to combine. Set aside.
On a floured surface, roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12-inch by 12-inch (30cm by 30cm) square. Cut each sheet into 4 squares and make sure they stay chilled until you are ready to use them.
Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper/greaseproof paper. Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square.
Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork.
Brush the top with egg wash, make a small slit on the top of each turnover, and bake for 20 minutes, until browned and puffed. Let cool for 5 minutes.
For the cream cheese icing:
Mix the cream cheese butter, sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Drizzle each turnover with icing. Serve warm.
Apples brown quickly,
so be sure to coat them with lemon juice while you prepare the dough.
Make a small slit on the top of each turnover
to keep them from bursting the seam.
Be careful not to overfill
- Overfilling the turnovers may cause them to break open.
Don't overwork the pastry.
Puff pastry is delicate if you over-roll or use too much force, lose some of the flakiness and it may not puff up when baked.
To easily trim the pastry,
use a sharp paring knife or pizza cutter.
If the dough becomes too soft to manage,
just place it in the fridge for a few minutes and it will firm back up.
Allow the apple turnovers to cool slightly before serving -
The filling will be hot.
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