Just recently I had a massive urge to make apple turnovers. I don’t know why – but it just came upon me suddenly and I had to make them. I had to or I would die. This is what it’s like for me every day; a constant struggle. Honestly though, they’re super easy and don’t really require any exact measurements which is always a winner in my books!
What you’ll need:
4-6 sheets of pastry (It depends on what you want to do with them, you’ll see later!)
1 800g (or larger) tin of pie apple
1/3 cup of raw sugar
Maple Syrup (or honey)
Small amount of milk
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Grab a big mixing bowl and put the apple, the sugar and a dash of maple syrup into it. Mix it around a little bit until it’s all combined nicely. Have a bit of a taste to see if it’s to your liking and just add more maple syrup if it’s not sweet enough for you – but let’s be real, you could just eat that pie apple all day long without sugar.
Now grab your pastry and a plate that is approximately the same width (diameter) as the pastry and trace a nice circle using it. Then cut out that circle with a knife. Lump a spoonful of the apple mixture in the middle, fold over the pastry so it’s a semi-circle and seal the edges with a fork.
Once you’re done with all that and you’ve made all your turnovers, put them on a baking tray (lined with baking paper of course), brush the tops of them with milk and pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes and then switch the trays around in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. They may need extra but you’re smart enough to work that out – I believe in you.
I only used 4 sheets of pastry and used all the offcuts to make a cobbled together larger piece of pastry and then I made tiny little pies using even more of the leftovers. Do whatever you want but just beware that cutting out the circles leaves a lot of pastry leftover so try not to waste it!
Once they’re out of the oven, just wait for them to cool a little bit and then serve them with ice cream! They’re great warm but to be honest I enjoyed them more when they were cold after being left in the fridge overnight. Yummmo. Enjoy!