Turnovers are just amazing, delightful fruit filled cups of flavor-coated in a sugary glaze. There’s something special about what basically amounts to a little personal-sized fruit pie, and our favorite pie is the apple! That’s what makes Apple Turnover Day so amazing, it’s dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets their own little slice in the form of a whole apple turnover!
History Of Apple Turnover Day
Turnovers are a very simple confection, essentially defined by their name. While you can have a turnover made with all sorts of ingredients, including just about any kind of meat, dessert turnovers are easily our favorite kind. We all know that the sign of a good pie is a flaky crust, but turnovers take flaky to a whole other level.
How To Celebrate Apple Turnover Day
The best way to celebrate Apple Turnover Day is to get down and make your own apple turnovers! So we’ve provided a recipe for that very purpose! Give it a shot, and once you’ve got this down go wild! Who knows what kind of turnover-y (yes that’s a word, we say so) confections you’ll come up with?
The Best Apple Turnovers
2T Lemon Juice
4c + 1T Water
4 Apples (Granny Smith is best!)
1c Dark Brown Sugar
1 package frozen puff pastry
Start off by peeling, coring, and slicing the apples, you can use any kind you want, but Granny Smith’s provide a delightful tartness. Then combine the lemon, water, and apple slices in a bowl, ensure the apple slices are covered. Then take the butter and melt it down in a large skillet, drain the apples, and throw them in the skillet for 2 minutes before adding the brown sugar and cinnamon, and then continue stirring for 2 more minutes. At this point, you’re going to want to add 1T of water and cornstarch and add to the skillet. Cook until the sauce has become thick and stir until the apples are covered.
Begin preheating your oven to 400 degrees while you unfold the pastry sheets and cut each sheet into 4 equal squares. Put a spoonful of apples in the middle of each square and fold the pastry over to enclose it, sealing the edges by pressing. Place them on a cookie sheet approximately an inch apart.
While they’re in the oven, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and milk and blend, then drizzle over the apple turnovers once they’ve finished 25 minutes in the oven and have cooled. Enjoy!