Fall is on its way which calls for tasty autumnal treats. Every time fall cooking comes around, most people think to bake anything that has to do with pumpkin spice. Apples don’t get enough credit during the fall season. Simple apple turnovers are delicious and a good way to spice up your fall! All you need are:
4 medium sized cooking apples of choice peeled, cored, and diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter- melted
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1 17.25 ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets thawed
For the cream cheese icing:
6 tablespoons softened cream cheese
3 tablespoons softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-4 tablespoons warm milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
On a floured surface, roll each sheet of puff pastry to a 12-inch by 12-inch square. Cut each sheet into 4 squares and make sure they stay chilled until you are ready to use them.
Combine the lemon juice and diced apples in a bowl to prevent them from turning brown. Add sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, melted butter. Mix to combine.
Brush the edges of each square with the egg wash and neatly place 1/3 cup of the apple mixture on half of the square. Fold the pastry diagonally over the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a fork.
Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper/ grease proof paper. Brush the top with egg wash, make sure there is a small slit on the top of each turnover, and bake for 20 minutes until browned and puffed.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
For the cream cheese icing: mix the cream cheese butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add warm milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.
Drizzle each turnover with icing.
This recipe is extremely easy to make and tastes great with vanilla ice cream. Let’s give apple a chance in the spotlight for once. Happy baking!