This weekend was all about using up the rest of those apples I had leftover from the Apple Cheesecake recipe.
So to be absolutely clear, this isn’t a “from scratch” recipe. I had a roll of puff pastry in the fridge that needed using. The only thing I did was roll it out, cut it up, fill it and seal it, oh and of course bake it. I’ve not tried my hand at making puff pastry but I do believe I will before the month is out.
With my leftover apples I decided to go for homemade Apple Turnovers. Super simple and only need to bake for 15-20 minutes. They are the perfect way to use up apples that are just about to go off. It makes it even easier if you do have a roll of puff pastry. If you don’t use this recipe from Baking Mad. It’s the one I plan to use next time instead of buying from the store.
- 2Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
- 2Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Pink Lady Apples
- 1 Roll of Puff Pastry
Pre-heat the oven to 200C (Fan assisted) or 220C/Gas Mark 6. Remove the puff pastry from the refridgerator and packaging and set aside. Do not try to unroll it yet as it will crack and come apart.
Puff pastry works best at room temperature.
Peel and dice your apples. Dice them small so that they aren’t too chunky when stuffing your turnovers.
Add all ingredients apart from the puff pastry to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir often. Do not allow the mixture to stick to the bottom of the pan. Once the apples are fully cooked, remove from the pan and allow to cool.
It is important not to try and stuff your puff pastry with an apple mixture that is still warm. No one likes soggy pastry!
Unroll your room temperature puff pastry and cut into 9 equal squares.
Lightly flour your surface, place one square down and roll out with your rolling pin. It doesn’t need to be super thin, just a bit thinner than it comes out of the package. Place a tbsp of apples and fold over into a triangle shape. Seal the edges by tamping down with the tines of a fork all the way around. Piece the top once with a toothpick to allow for steam and expansion.
Repeat this for all nine squares, then place on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper – in my case I did both.
They may not look pretty but they were definitely tasty. I baked for 15-20 minutes, watching in the final few minutes so they didn’t go too brown around the edges. The finished product was just as flakey and delicious as store bought without loads of extra stuff going in. Not to mention for the whole batch it was cheaper than buying just a pack of two at Asda.
Do you have a favourite baking treat? Share it with me! I’d love to bake some of your favourites and post them here on blog.