As Streusel highlighted in her post last week, puff pastry is a great way to make a quick and simple dessert that is absolutely delicious! These Apple Turnovers make for a great breakfast treat, or with a scoop of ice cream, a delicious, cozy fall dessert.
In thinking “creatively”, you could start your day with these buttery, flaky, fall-spiced treats – it’s basically like eating toast with butter (flour and butter in the puff pastry!) + apples and cinnamon and, okay, a wee bit of brown sugar. And then you could have Apple Puff in the evening! An excellent way to celebrate fall! (and since we need balance, I’d suggest this for dinner, of course).
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apples, and cook and stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Add brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg, and cook, continuing to stir frequently, for 3-5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly (you can pop the apple mixture into the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to speed up this process).
Unfold puff pastry sheets, and cut into 4 squares. Then, roll out each into 6-inch squares.
Spoon apples onto the center of each squares. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and using the tines of a fork, crimp edges together to seal.
Place turnovers on a baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between them. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 20-25, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned. Let cool slightly, and enjoy!
Strudel and Streusel are two friends living in different cities, sharing a love of baking (and butter) through this blog. With Streusel in Denver, and Strudel in Seattle, we've found our little site to be a great way to stay in touch, share recipes we love, and talk about experiences in our respective cities.