Hello, my dear readers! If you’re craving something sweet, comforting, and filled with the flavors of the season, you’ve come to the right place. Our recipe today – “Sweet Cravings: Heavenly Apple Cinnamon Turnovers” – is all about the harmony of tart apples, warming cinnamon, and a flaky, buttery pastry. These turnovers are an ideal treat for breakfast, dessert, or just a sweet snack. So, without further ado, let’s get baking!
For the Pastry:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 4-6 tablespoons cold water
For the Filling:
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For the Egg Wash:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Prepare the pastry: In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cold butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together. Divide the dough into two, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Make the filling: In a medium saucepan, combine the diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are softened. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Assemble the turnovers: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut the dough into squares. Place a spoonful of apple filling on each square, then fold the dough over the filling to form a triangle. Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.
- Prepare the egg wash: Mix together the beaten egg and milk. Brush each turnover with the egg wash.
- Bake the turnovers for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
I hope you’ll enjoy these “Sweet Cravings: Heavenly Apple Cinnamon Turnovers” as much as I do! They’re the perfect way to capture the comforting flavors of apples and cinnamon in a handheld dessert. Happy baking, everyone, and do share with us how your turnovers turned out!
Un Seattle Gourmand