Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Three Bite Apple Turnovers

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In the continuing quest for 'easy things to make for breakfast' I give you the latest entry...Three Bite Apple Turnovers. This is a light, fluffy, easy to make and eat turnover. You could cut the dough in half and make hors d'oeuvres as well. Pull the dough up so the four corners meet at the top and make Apple Pie Purses. The options are endless!

The fillings could be anything you want from sweet fruit fillings to savory meat fillings to gooey cheese fillings. You think it up and voila! you've got a great starter, full meal, after school snack or mini bites to pass around at your next party.


For the pastry: frozen puff pastry (or, make your own)
1 egg
turbinado sugar ('Sugar in the Raw')

For the filling:

I used the apple pie topper we put on pancakes.

(Basic recipe: 2 cups cubed apples, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tbsp cornstarch. Mix fruit, sugar, cornstarch and lemon in a saucepan and cook until fruit is tender but not mushy. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, cool. To make it more like apple pie filling, add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg.)


Make up your fruit or savory filling in advance so it has a chance to cool before working with it.

Defrost the frozen puff pastry in the fridge. (Takes about 3 hours.)

Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment (you need this step or the pastries will stick to the pan).

Remove pastry from the box, unfold. Using the folds lines as guides, cut into 9 squares. (They will be about 3"x3")

Lay one square on the parchment paper closest to you, spoon 1 tbsp of apple pie mix onto the lower portion of the square, fold top edge of square down to meet the bottom edge (forming a rectangle), with a fork press along the edges to seal (if you skip this, the apple mixture oozes out everywhere).

Make 3 diagonal cuts in the top of the pastry (steam vents).

Repeat until you have as many pastries as you want. 1 box makes 18. (If you want bite size portions, cut your rectangles in half and reseal the edges.) With 2 cups of fruit, you may have some leftover, use it to drizzle on top.

Whisk egg and brush the top surface of your pastries. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake for 30 minutes or so until golden brown.

Serving suggestion: sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve with ice cream.

Options: the blueberry mix from the blueberry breakfast cake would be great in these!

mini apple turnoversWith this recipe there is absolutely no reason to ever buy a Pop Tart again! 

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