Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Apple & Chocolate Turnovers

I had about 5 apples left-over from the Dutch Apple Pie, so I decided to make some apple turnovers! Well not entirely ‘apple’ turnovers… I added some chopped pears to the apple filling and I also made two chocolate turnovers. I didn’t use one specific recipe, rather I created my own. I bought the puff pastry. I have made it from scratch when baking the Chocolate Napoleon, but I really recommend you buy it, as store-bought puff pastry is very very light, and it’s really difficult to achieve this when you’re making your own.

Apple Turnovers recipe: by Paris Pastry

Ingredients:
- 1 pound puff pastry, cut into 9-inch squares (to make puff pastry from scratch click here)
- 2 apples, sliced, chopped into little pieces
- 1 pear, sliced, chopped into little pieces
- juice of ½ lemon
- ¼ cup unsalted butter or margarine
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Egg Wash:
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ teaspoon white sugar

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Butter two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Combine the chopped apples and pear in a bowl and add lemon juice. Cover, and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for 1 minute.
- Add the sauce to the apples/pear mixture and mix with a spoon. In a small bowl, combine the egg, 1 tbsp water and ½ teaspoon sugar.
- Put a tablespoon of fruit on each pastry-square. Brush the edges with the egg wash and fold double, making sure the fruit is sealed. Brush the top with egg wash, but be careful that the egg wash doesn’t touch the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the turnovers are puffed and golden brown.

To make Chocolate Turnovers, replace the fruit filling with 1 tablespoon chopped bittersweet chocolate for each pastry-square


2 apples, 1 pear and some lemon juice.


Jummy fruit filling!


Chopped chocolate for my 2 chocolate turnovers.


How they went into the oven.


A turnover that wasn't 'sealed' correctly. Still looks nice though.


I looove turnovers! I have made them so many times, even before my baking-obsession started.


This is how the chocolate turnover looked on the inside. Pretty nice, but my favorite are definitely the apple turnovers!

4 comments:

Eliana said...

Your turnovers look picture perfect. Great job.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Puff pastry really is one of those instances when it's perfectly okay to take help from the grocery store! It's delicious and way flakier than most of us hobby bakers could make at home. :D

Snooky doodle said...

ohhh so so good! yummy.

apparentlyjessy said...

I love puff pasty! My mum used to make these apple turnover like things in our toastie maker, they were delicious...I reckon the addition of chocolate is an yummy idea!