Everyone loves the delicious and appetizing smell of an apple pie baking in your kitchen or even better, an apple turnover. There is nothing more convenient than eating a piece on the go – with no utensils required!

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Apple turnovers ready to be taken to a family get together.

That is exactly why our Apple Turnover recipe has been such a hit when we take them to a family get-together, tail-gate, or a school/work party.  There is no worry about providing a pie server, plates or forks. And the best of all-you don’t have to worry about bringing that empty pie plate home!

The key to our light and flaky crust is using very cold butter. You must keep it chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use.  The turnovers also stand out because we use our homemade Apple Pie Filling -(click for recipe) however, you could also make your own version or use a store bought pie filling.

Flaky Apple Turnover Recipe

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Cover and flatten the dough until a large disc forms.
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Roll and cut your dough. I used a square dish to cut out squares.
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Place filling in the center of your dough, leaving enough room to fold and crimp.
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Seal edges with water or crimp with the tines of a fork.
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Make 3 slits in the top of your turnover to allow steam to esape.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter (keep cold)
1/3 to 1/2 c.  strained ice water
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 jar/can of apple pie filling

Instructions:

1. In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and blend.

2. Remove butter from fridge and cut each stick into 4 pieces.

3. Using the paddle attachment or with a pastry blender, add cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients you just mixed until the size of small pebbles.

4. On low mixer speed (or continuing with pastry blender), slowly add the water and vinegar until the dough comes together.

5. Using a large piece of plastic wrap place your dough onto the plastic.  Grab each of the 4 ends of the plastic, bring them together and twist it shut.  Using the palm of your hands, flatten the dough into a circle.

6. Refrigerate dough for an 1 hour.

7. Remove dough from fridge, allow it to sit a few minutes before rolling.  On a floured-surface, roll dough to about 1/16 inch thickness, adding flour as necessary to prevent sticking.

8. Cut dough into circles or squares in the size of your choosing (make sure to leave enough room to place filling in it, while still allowing the edges to be sealed).

9. Place filling (a good spoonful) onto your dough squares or circles, fold dough in half, and pinch ends together.  You can use a fork to pinch it, or placing a few small drops of water along the insides of your seams can also help to seal it.

10. Use a knife to cut about 3 slits into the tops of the sealed turnovers.  Place dough in freezer for about 30 minutes (keeping the dough very cold is important).

11.  preheat your oven to 400°F and prepare a beaten egg white and a small bowl of sugar if you choose to sprinkle it on the top.

12. Remove turnovers from freezer, quickly brush the tops with the beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar if desired.

13. Immediately place in oven and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden.

Enjoy!

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Apple Turnover Recipe

A great alternative to Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 8 oz. 2 sticks unsalted butter (keep cold)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 C strained ice water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 jar/can of apple pie filling

Instructions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and blend.
  2. Remove butter from fridge and cut each stick into 4 pieces.
  3. Using the paddle attachment or with a pastry blender, add cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients you just mixed until the size of small pebbles.
  4. On low mixer speed (or continuing with pastry blender), slowly add the water and vinegar until the dough comes together.
  5. Using a large piece of plastic wrap place your dough onto the plastic. Grab each of the 4 ends of the plastic, bring them together and twist it shut. Using the palm of your hands, flatten the dough into a circle.
  6. Refrigerate dough for an 1 hour.
  7. Remove dough from fridge, allow it to sit a few minutes before rolling. On a floured-surface, roll dough to about 1/16 inch thickness, adding flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
  8. Cut dough into circles or squares in the size of your choosing (make sure to leave enough room to place filling in it, while still allowing the edges to be sealed).
  9. Place filling (a good spoonful) onto your dough squares or circles, fold dough in half, and pinch ends together. You can use a fork to pinch it, or placing a few small drops of water along the insides of your seams can also help to seal it.
  10. Use a knife to cut about 3 slits into the tops of the sealed turnovers. Place dough in freezer for about 30 minutes (keeping the dough very cold is important).
  11. Preheat your oven to 400°F and prepare a beaten egg white and a small bowl of sugar if you choose to sprinkle it on the top.
  12. Remove turnovers from freezer, quickly brush the tops with the beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  13. Immediately place in oven and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

 

 

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