Thursday, March 1, 2012

BAKE UP SOME APPLE TURNOVERS - EASY



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!










10 comments:

Rizzi said...

THEY SURE LOOK DELICIOUS....I USE TO MAKE APPLE TURNOVERS WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNGER.....THEY LOVED THEM....
I MUST MAKE THESE....THEY ARE CALLING MY NAME......HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND..
RIZZI

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your apple turnovers look delicious. I told my husband I found your apple turnover recipe and he wanted me to make them. I will be making some tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

Lady Linda said...

Oh, this takes me back to my childhood. We had apple turnovers often...YUMMY
Much love, Linda

Micupoftea~ said...

Mmm, looks delicious~ LOVE your festive St Patty's header. HAPPY March :)

relevanttealeaf said...

Oh my! How delicious they look, and I know they taste even better!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Mmmmm...I can almost smell them. Yum! I'll have to try these. Thank you for sharing the recipe. ; )
~Michele

Kate and Chelsie's Guide said...

they look yummy !!

Mary Ann said...

Those turnovers look so yummy. I am going to light my apple pie candle, but of course, its just not the same.

Angela McRae said...

Oh wow, I could taste one of these with a nice cup of black tea right now!

janice15 said...

THESE LOOK SO YUMMY. THEY WILL BE PERFECT FOR ME AND MY GRANDCHILDREN TO MAKE TOGETHER...THANK YOU FOR SHARING BERNIDEEN...