OMG can you believe that it is Mother’s Day already? I can’t believe that the year is almost half way over, why it seems like it was Christmas and New Years just like two seconds ago. Ah well the time just goes so quick now, I remember when I was a kid in school time seemed to drag. I bet you moms out there know what I am talking about. No matter if you are a stay at home or a off to work mom there just does not seem to be enough time in the day, week, month or year I am sure. Well I hope you will take the time this Sunday to kick back and relax a little bit and enjoy the day that is meant just for you!
But before you kick back add puff pastry and apples to this weekends grocery list because I have a easy turnover recipe made especially for the Hubby and kids to whip up for you. Filled with fresh tart apples these flaky puff pastry turnovers are a zillion times more tasty then the ones you pick up in the bakery department of your local grocery store. And with a little supervision from Dad, or maybe yourself if Dads not kitchen savvy, your kids will be able to whip up these Easy as Apple Pie Turnovers in two seconds flat for a great Mother’s Day treat!
Mother’s Day Easy as Apple Pie Turnovers
A light puff pastry turnover filled with a sweet apple filling!
For the Turnovers
- 3 1/2 C. Apples, peeled and sliced thin*
- 1/4 C. Granulated sugar
- 1/4 C. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Flour
- 1 tsp. Apple pie spice**
- Dash of salt
- 16 oz. Jar applesauce
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
- 1 Box Puff pastry dough sheets
- 1 Egg, lightly beaten
For the Icing
- 1 C. Powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 C. Milk
- Peel, core and slice apples into 1/4 inch thick pieces, use a mandolin if you have one.
- Combine apples, sugars, flour, apple pie spice, salt, apple sauce and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan.
- Cook filling over medium-low heat until apples soften, be sure to stir mixture frequently so apples do not burn.
- Remove filling from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- While filling is cooling defrost puff pastry sheets.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F, 375°F if using a convection oven.
- When puff pastry sheets are defrosted roll each sheet out, keeping them as square as possible, to about 1/8 inch thickness.
- Cut each sheet into 4 square, 8 squares total.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of filling on lower right hand side of puff pastry square.
- Lightly outline bottom and right edge of puff pastry square with the beaten egg and then pull the upper left hand of puff pastry square over filling forming a triangle.
- Crimp edges of pastry dough together with a fork.
- Place turnovers on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Brush tops of turnovers with beaten egg and bake for 15-20 minutes, until dough is golden brown.
- While turnovers are cooking in a small bowl combine powdered sugar and vanilla. Slowly add milk until you reach a smooth pouring consistency, icing should coat the back of a wooden spoon.
- Remove turnovers from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes then drizzle them with icing and enjoy!
- Turnovers should keep for 2-3 days in air tight container.
*You can use many different combinations of apples for you filling but I always use Granny Smith and Yellow Delicious, they both stand up well to baking and they are widely available during all seasons.
**For homemade apple pie spice combine together
4 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Allspice
1 tsp. Ginger
1 1/2 tsp. Cardamom
Store in a air tight container.
Apple pie filling adapted from Paula Deen
Apple pie spice adapted from My Baking Addiction
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Well that’s it for this week. But before I go I want to wish all of you moms out there a great Mother’s Day weekend and please drop back by after you try these delish Easy as Apple Pie Turnovers and let me know how you liked them.
Until next time everyone… Enjoy!