Apples happen to be one of my least favorite foods. I hate them alone, in pies, dipped in caramel. They just are not pleasant to eat. There is one, very small and opinionated, little person in our home that strongly disagrees with me. Fortunately for him, I do love the way cooked apples smell.
After years of baking a few apple flavored treats, I settled on two that are on my I-don’t-hate-you list. Apple turnovers and apple butter (recipe coming soon). The turnover filling cooks together and slightly caramelizes, which leaves you with a mouth full of flavor and a slight crunch. They are much easier to make than you would suspect. Give them a try and find out for yourself!
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 T. butter
- 1 C. light brown sugar
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 1 package puff pastry sheets, thawed
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat the butter in a large skillet. Add the apples and cook until slightly tender (2 minutes). Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Cook until thickened (2-3 minutes)
- Unroll both sheets of pastry. Cut each into four squares. Divide the apples into each square. Fold each one, corner to corner. Press down the edges to seal.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned. Serve with a simple glaze or my salted caramel sauce.
recipe adapted from AllRecipes
Are you drooling yet? Baking these made me wish we were into the fall weather and foods. I think I might shift our weekly menu’s to include more soups and comfort foods. I’m ready for warm sweaters and falling leaves. Anyone else?? Top these little gems with my Salted Caramel Sauce before serving and you will have one amazing treat!
I got a little ahead of myself and added my caramel syrup before they were cooled down. It added a bit of a glaze that was amazing! I even served a little on the side for dipping. These would be great as neighbor gifts for the upcoming holiday’s!3