Doesn't the house smell wonderful while you are baking something delicious? How about the smell of apple turnovers?
Oh boy....just heavenly!
First of all, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
To make some lovely turnovers, this is what you will need for the dough: 3 cups of sifted flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup shortening, 6-8 Tb. ice water
You will also need 6 Tb butter (1 tsp to go inside each turnover)
For the filling: 4 cups of diced pared apples, 2/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp salt and 1 Tb lemon juice. I prefer to make this the night before by cooking these ingredients on the stove until the apples are tender - then refrigerate until needed.
DIRECTIONS: In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt and cut in shortening with a pastry cutter. Add water and stir to form a nice dough ball. Divide into 2 balls and roll each out separately on a floured cloth. The goal is to roll this out so that you can cut out 6 5" squares. Place 2 Tbs of the apple mixture in the center of each square and a slice of the butter- about 1 Tsp. and fold over. Dip a fork in milk and use the fork to crimp the edges closed- brush with additional milk and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
Enjoy of wonderful
Hot Apple Turnovers!