7/16/11

Apple Turnovers

These apple handpies were delicious and very adorable. This was our first attempt at making these and we were very impressed that they turned out perfectly. They were much easier to make than we had anticipated. The smell of the apples cooking was divine.

Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1 egg (separated)
3 tbsp cold water
2 cup all-purpose flour
7 cups of tart apples (like Granny Smith)
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
additional sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions:
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheesse and butter until smooth. 2. Separate egg and refrigerate the egg white.
3. Beat the egg yolk and 2 tablespoons water into the cream cheese mixture. 4. Gradually beat in flour until well blended.
5. Shape pastry into a ball. 6. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
7. Peel, core, and slice the apple into thin small pieces. 8. In a large skillet, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. 9. Bring to a boil. 10. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender.
11. Remove from the heat. 12. Turn the pastry onto a lightly floured surface.
13. Roll to 1/8 inch thickness; cut into 6-inch circles.
14. Top each circle with apple mixture.
15. Brush edges of pastry with water; fold pastry over filling and seal edges well.
16. In a small bowl, whisk egg white and a tablespoon water; brush over pastry.
17. Sprinkle generously with sugar.
18. Place on greased baking sheets and bake at 275 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.
19. Remove to wire racks to cool. These make wonderful snacks and we think that they would be amazing served hot with vanilla ice cream.

25 comments:

  1. oh man i was just browsing for recipes and thinking of breakfast this morning . this looks delicious!!

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  2. omg those look scrumptious!!! <3

    Im hungry :'(

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    x

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  3. looks sooo yummy! :)

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  4. Yum...those look absolutely delicious! Ice cream is a definite must for anything warm and apple-y ;)

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  5. OMG that looks so delicous.. im gonna bookmark this and make it! :D

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  6. Yum!!!! They look so delicious- that's so impressive that you made them!

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  7. yum! I love making these in the fall!

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  8. I love apple handpies!! Those ones seems to be very yummy!
    xx
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  9. I'll try! Look so delicious!

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  10. Oh it look super yummy!

    <3
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  11. I have to try this out. After my move.

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  12. those look so good. thanks for the recipe!

    xo, lizzie

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  13. I have never tried making turnovers before but these are one of my "guilty pleasures" for breakfast sometimes

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  14. mmmmmmmmmmmm I love finding new recipes

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  15. oh yum. i am so trying this :)

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  16. aaaaaahhhh, they look delicious! i want some right now. :) thanks for the recipe! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  17. These look sooooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, going to have to try it!

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  18. Wow...they look sooo yummy!I bet they were delicious!

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  19. Hhhhmmm... that looks good!!!
    Thank you for visitng me! <3

    xoxo

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  20. oh wow those look DELISH! yummy! now I'm hungry! great post!

    XOXO

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  21. Oh my goodness these look phenomenal! I can't wait for apple picking season :)

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  22. mmm, yum! these look delicious!

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