Sunday, August 24, 2008

Apple Turnovers

These canned fruit and frozen prepared puff pastry treats are very easy to make and taste yummy. Recipe makes 16 turnovers.


4 sheets frozen pre-rolled butter puff pastry, thawed
Beaten egg, to glaze
Caster sugar, to sprinkle
1 lb 10 oz (780 g) can pie apples
4 teaspoons cornflour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup sultanas


1. Preheat the oven to 440 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 2 large baking trays with melted butter.
2. For the filling, mix the pie apples to a puree in a food processor or blender. In a bowl, combine the puree with cornflour, cinnamon and sultanas. Mix well.
3. Place the pastry sheets on a lightly floured work surface. Cut each sheet into quarters to make a total of sixteen smaller squares.
4. Spread the filling equally over the center of each pastry square. Take care not to overfill each square.
5. Lightly brush the edges of each pastry square with cold water, then fold each in half diagonally, to make 16 triangles. Pinch the edges together to seal, then decorate by pressing with a fork.
6. Put the turnovers on the baking trays. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.
7. Transfer to a wire cooling rack. Serve warm sprinkled with extra caster sugar.

Tip: For homemade apple sauce, peel, core and slice 1 pound (500 g) Granny Smith cooking apples in a heavy-based pan. Add 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to the boil over a medium heat; cover and stew over a medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until soft and fluffy. Cool slightly and puree in a food processor or beat well with a fork.

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